FIGC makes big decision on British and Swiss players playing in Italy


The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has officially announced their decision to treat British and Swiss footballers as EU citizens for squad registration purposes.

Italian clubs are only able to sign two non-EU players per season, a problem Milan faced this summer after making a move for Ruben Loftus-Cheek, leaving them with just one slot for non-EU players. available.

Neither Great Britain nor Switzerland are part of the European Union, although Helvetic is part of the Schengen area.

As announced today, footballers in Italy with British and Swiss citizenship are now considered equal to EU citizens in all respects, a change that applies from the 2023/24 season onwards.


The decision now means that Milan have two vacancies for ‘non-EU’ players available in the squad.

One of those will be filled by Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze, but the other is free, giving the club more flexibility in the transfer market.

Daichi Kamada was linked with a move to the Reds this summer but was held back due to his ‘non-EU’ status.