Player mobility, the FIFA transfer rules and freedom of movement

Roger Welch

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Describes how the FIFA rules on the international transfer of players between football clubs were revised to comply with EC law on the free movement of persons, and compares the Football Association rules on transfers within the UK. Discusses to what extent players who are still under contract are allowed to transfer to another club. Considers whether the rules on transfer windows and the rule against tapping up comply with EC law according to the European Court of Justice ruling in Union Royale Belge des Societes de Football Association (ASBL) v Bosman (C-415/93).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-86
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Sports Law Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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