Who is a professional footballer?

It may sound simple enough, but how exactly can we distinguish a professional player from a semi-professional or an amateur player? The Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RSTP) enacted by FIFA contain global and binding rules governing the status, eligibility and transfer of players in organized football. Types of players Even though it is common for some players to be referred to as semi-professional players, under the RSTP, there are basically only[…]

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