What are Disciplinary Points?

Modified on Wed, 17 Oct 2018 at 05:01 PM

Each disciplinary offence is allocated a points value according to its severity.  If a Team reaches 75 points across the course of a season, the Club will be charged under FA Rule E20.  


Points are awarded as follows:


Charge Code

Offence

Penalty

Points

C1

Unsporting Behaviour

1

C2

Dissent

2

C3

Persistently infringing the Laws of the Game

1

C4

Delays the restart of play

1

C5

Fails to respect the required distance at a restart

1

C6

Enters or re-enters the field of play without the referee’s permission

1

C7

Deliberately leaves the field of play without the referee’s permission

1

S1

Serious Foul Play

5

S2

Violent Conduct

6

S3

Spitting

7

S4

Denies the opposing team a goal or an obvious goal-scoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball

3

S5

Denies an obvious goal-scoring opportunity to an opponent moving towards the player's goal by an offence punishable by a free kick or a penalty kick

3

S6

Use of offensive, insulting or abusive language

4

S7

Receives a second yellow card in the same match

3

E3/E20

Any proven Misconduct Charge

5*

*subject to an increase at the discretion of a Disciplinary Commission.


Disciplinary points do not have any relation to League points, and a charge of x disciplinary points does not mean that a team will be deducted that number of League points.


For more information, please see our Football Services Guides to Red & Yellow Cards and Continuing Misconduct Charges.


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