FIFA’s Solidarity Mechanism And Problems Arising On Exchange Of Players (The Ante Rebic Case)
The solidarity mechanism, along with training compensation, is one of the basic pillars of the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RSTP), providing clubs with the right to receive a certain amount of money when a player they have trained is transferred during the term of his contract.
FIFA’s Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) has ruled that the purpose of the solidarity contribution is “to foster the training and education of young players by awarding a contribution to the club(s) that had trained the player during the beginning of his career throughout his entire sporting activity”.
Annexe 5 RSTP regulates the functioning of the solidarity mechanism. For the purpose of this article, it is important to note the following requirements for the accrual of the solidarity contribution in favour of the player’s former club(s):
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