Ashley Cole’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, has had his licence suspended for 18 months and been fined £100,000 for his part in his client’s tapping-up affair.
A Football Association disciplinary commission found Barnett had broken two rules regarding illegal approaches made by Chelsea to former Arsenal defender Cole.
Nine months of Barnett’s ban have been suspended.
Cole, Chelsea and the club’s manager Jose Mourinho had already been punished for their role in the affair.
Cole and his agent Barnett met with Mourinho, Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon and agent Pinhas Zahavi in London in January 2005, while Cole was still an Arsenal player.
The England full-back subsequently moved to Chelsea last month after a summer of negotiations between the two clubs.
The commission found two misconduct charges against Barnett proved and said it was “wholly satisfied that Mr Barnett was a prime mover in the setting up of the meeting”.