INFOGRAPHIC: The History of the Bosman Ruling

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INFOGRAPHIC: The History of the Bosman Ruling

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The Bosman Ruling was made in 1996, following the botched transfer of Belgian player, Jean-Marc Bosman to French team Dunkerque. After his club, RFC Liege, refused to let him go as they would not be receiving a transfer fee. Following this case, players in eurp[e were given the right to end their contracts, with the provision that they were transferring to another EU association club. As a result, players today can agree a pre-contract with another club for a free transfer if the players' contract with their existing club has six months or less remaining.

Check out this infographic from Rivista Panenka, demonstrating the impact of this ruling on football as we know it.

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