Article 24 Player eligibility - Regions Cup

Regulations of the UEFA Regions' Cup

Content Type
Competition Regulations
Enforcement Date
1 April 2024

In order to be eligible to participate in the competition, players must meet all of the following conditions throughout the competition.


The players of each team must be selected from at least three different clubs that play in the division(s) determined by UEFA for their association, as indicated in the Competition Structure document sent to all participating associations before the start of the competition. Upon written request from an association, and after consultation with the Youth and Amateur Football Committee, the UEFA administration may make exceptions to this provision.


Players must never have been professional, as defined in Chapter II of the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players.


Players must never have played in any top national division.


If a player competes in the preliminary and/or intermediate round in compliance with all of the above provisions, is then transferred to a division that is outside the scope of the Competition Structure document but remains registered with the region he represents in the competition, he remains eligible to compete until his team's elimination, the above provisions notwithstanding.


Players may be of any nationality but must have been duly registered as active players with the regional association (in the case of a regional team) or the national association (in the case of a national team) they represent in the competition for at least two years without interruption on the date of their first appearance in the competition (e.g. on 1 May 2024, a player registered with the regional or national association since 1 May 2022 or before is eligible to play).


Players must have never played in any other senior football competition organised by UEFA, FIFA or another FIFA confederation (i.e. excluding any previous UEFA Regions’ Cups and any UEFA, FIFA or other confederations’ futsal competitions and age-category competitions).


On the date of their first appearance in the competition, players must be at least 19 and under 40 years of age; e.g.:

  • on 1 May 2024, a player born on 1 May  2005 or before is eligible to play;

  • on 1 May 2024, a player born on 1 May 1984 or before is not eligible to play.


All players must undergo a medical examination to the extent provided for in the UEFA Medical Regulations.


The UEFA administration decides on questions of player eligibility. Challenged decisions are dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body.