FIFA Training Entitlements
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Fédération Internationale of Football Association (FIFA) oversees and has developed a set of rules related to player transfers. These rules include how clubs who developed players can be compensated once these players are transferred.
What are the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RSTP)?

The FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (the “FIFA Regulations” or “RSTP”) establish criteria concerning the status of players, their eligibility to participate in organized football, and their transfer between clubs belonging to different member associations.

The regulations outline how clubs are to be compensated for the training and development of players who sign contracts to play football professionally with another club in another country. The rules outline when compensation is necessary and how that compensation is calculated.

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What is FIFA Training Compensation?

Training compensation is one form of compensation the FIFA rules allow. This payment may be required at two different times of a player’s professional football career:

When the player’s first time registering as a professional player in a country other than the one where he did his training, the club with which he registers is responsible for paying Training Compensation to every club that contributed to his training, starting from the year of the athlete’s 12th birthday through to the year of his 21st birthday.

In the second situation, when a player is subsequently transferred internationally up until the year of his 23rd birthday, the new club must pay the immediately prior professional club training compensation.

The value attributed to the level of training is determined by the country and calibre of the club multiplied by the number of years spent training (between the ages of 12 and 21).

Different clubs have different financial values according to the confederation to which they belong and the calibre of the training – the latter is indicated by the category attributed to the club. There are six confederations and four categories of clubs. The designation of a category for a particular club is determined by how much it spends on youth development, as assessed by the applicable FIFA member association. Category I is reserved for the highest calibre while Category IV is the lowest. FIFA may adjust them annually, but these amounts have not been adjusted for many years.

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FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players
FIFA Training Compensation
FIFA Solidarity Contribution
What is FIFA Solidarity Contribution?

Solidarity Contribution (or solidarity payment) is due any time that a professional player is transferred (whether on a temporary or on a permanent basis) for a transfer fee from a club in one FIFA member association to another during the course of his contract. It is also due if the transfer happens within one association, but the player’s development had an international dimension.

Up to five percent of this fee is withheld to be distributed as solidarity contribution and paid by the club receiving the player at a proportional rate depending on how long the player was at each club involved in that player’s training during the years between his 12th and 23rd birthdays. Solidarity payments do not stop at the player’s 23rd birthday (like the training compensation payments do) but continue for the full duration of a player’s professional career each time he is transferred and a transfer fee is paid.