Kamis, 19 Januari 2023


On December 15, 1995, the European Court of Justice issued a decision in a case involving the Belgian midfielder, Jean-Marc Bosman. As a result, this decision became the forerunner to the emergence of the Bosman Rule in player transfers.

This rule states that a club cannot hold a player from leaving for another club if the contract period is over and the club that wants the player can recruit him without charge.

Starting from the Bosman case on August 8, 1990 between him and his club, RC Liege. At that time, RC Liege firmly did not let Bosman leave for the French second division club for free, US Dunkerque. In fact, Bosman's cooperation contract with the Belgian club has ended.

Bosman When Costumed RC Liege

RC Liege set a price of 1.2 million Belgian francs. US Dunkerque, who had been interested, finally abandoned his intention to bring in Bosman on the grounds that he refused to pay the transfer fee charged by RC Liege.

The European Court then considered RC Liege's actions as a form of illegal restraint in trading activities prohibited by article 39(1) of the European community agreement (EC Treaty).

Unfortunately, when the European Court of Justice rendered its decision, Bosman had already hung up his boots. However, the name Bosman became famous after a court ruling which later became known as the Bosman Rule.

Thanks to Bosman, many clubs have made a profit. The reason is, they can recruit players who are no longer bound by a cooperation contract with their old club without paying a fee.

Starting from players with no big names to gridiron stars, other clubs can be recruited without spending a penny. For example, AC Milan recruited Jon Dahl Tomasson from Feyenoord Rotterdam, Shanghai Shenhua managed to get Didier Drogba after not extending his contract with Chelsea and many more. (worldsoccer)

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