Training compensation in football

Football Training
Saturday, 04 May 2013 By Matthew Chantler

It is undisputed that, as a general principle, training compensation must be paid to a player’s training club when a player signs his first professional contract with another club and on each further transfer until the end of the football season of his 23rd birthday (Article 20 of the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players 2010 (Regulations)).

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Matthew Chantler

Matthew Chantler

Matthew, a solicitor at Mills & Reeve LLP, specialises in Sports Law and is an FA and RFL Registered Lawyer. He advises players' associations including Professional Players Federation, Professional Footballers' Association, PFA Scotland, Rugby Players Association, 1eagu3 and their members, a number of professional football clubs, players and agents on regulatory and legal matters. 

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Comments (1)

  • Natalia Chiriac

    • 30 May 2013 at 10:18
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    I think is important to stress out the fact that according to the jurisprudence of the DRC, art. 6 par. 3 sent. 1 of Annex 4 of the Regulations, i.e. the obligation to offer a professional contract to the player, does not apply to purely amateur clubs, which are per se not in a position to do so, but does definitively apply to clubs, which have amateur and professional players


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