Player Agreement

A contract will likely define (to some extent) conduct that may justify the summary release of the player (for example, theft.B. fraud, use/possession/delivery of a prohibited substance, behaviour likely to discredit or discredit the employer club). It would be customary to characterize such behaviour as “non-exhaustive.” Compare this to the provisions of the United Arab Emirates Labour Act (z.B.) which contain an “exhaustive” list of circumstances that may warrant a summary termination of the relationship. This site is intended only for self-educational purposes. Nothing on this site should be construed as legal advice or recommendation. In addition, the content of this site can make me obsolete and fake. Always consult an experienced lawyer, especially before you make a deal! The disciplinary provisions of the Board of Directors may impose severe penalties on clubs and players (including a fine, suspension, withdrawal of points and even withdrawal) if an unauthorized contract has been entered into between the parties. The club, players and agents concerned should be aware of this when negotiating the terms of the contract. In general, there is no doubt that a player from a sports club is hired as a member of the club (i.e. as part of a “service contract”).

There are a lot of status tests. Contracts generally deal with the athlete`s inability to meet his or her obligations due to injury or illness. This can distinguish between injuries that occur (directly or indirectly) in the performance of the player`s contractual obligations and those for which the inability to work is not related to the player`s employment. The player`s individual skills and talents inevitably require a “personal service” as opposed to a “service contract” (i.e., the latter is the categorization of an independent relationship). It would indeed be strange if an athlete could send a replacement in his place! The player`s obligations and express obligations can be positive and negative. The governing body`s regulations are included (explicitly or implicitly) in the club-player contract. Many boards of directors have their own standard form of contract, which the club and the athlete must use, with only a few conditions open to negotiation. A common thread arises from the terms of a professional player contract different from most other employment contracts; protecting the player`s commercial value. The player contract is almost a hybrid trade and employment policy agreement.

For example, Chelsea player Adrian Mutu was suspended in 2004 for illegal drug use and released by the club. Chelsea sought damages from Mutu for breaching his contract with the association “without cause in accordance with labour law.” Following numerous disputes, Mutu was ordered to pay Chelsea substantial compensation of more than 17 million euros, plus court costs. In addition to its main explicit conditions, the Treaty should, in the first place, qualify a series of terms defined as an aid to interpretation. These may be definitions designed to clarify who has the authority to deal with player matters (including disciplinary action and similar measures). As a senior partner in the Ministry of Labour, John regularly works with the Sports Law Practice Group and his experience includes activity for English Premier League football clubs and a non-profit foundation in football during various restructuring processes.

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