When can a club oblige a player to undertake an individual training plan? A review of the Sebino Plaku case

Footballer in training shooting at the goal
Published: Friday, 05 May 2017. Written by Marcin Kwiecien No Comments

This article reviews the case of Albanian footballer, Sebino Plaku, and his claim against the Polish football club, WKS Slask Wroclaw, for breach of his employment contract. The case is important as it addresses the need for a club to show a legitimate health or sporting reason should they choose to subject a player to individual training sessions or an individual training plan. Specifically, the article examines:

  • Facts of the case

  • Proceedings before the Polish Football Association

  • Proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport

  • The claim for compensation

  • Comment

Please note that the author represents Sebino Plaku. 

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Marcin Kwiecien

Marcin Kwiecien

Marcin Kwiecień, advocate, football lawyer. Represents football players, trainers, agents and clubs. Acts before the juridical bodies of Polish Football Associations, FIFA and CAS. Vice President of the Legal Committee of the Polish Football Association. President of the Football Arbitration Court in the Lower Silesian Football Association in Wroclaw.

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