Bosman ruling

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Bosman ruling

(ˈbɒzmən)
n
(Soccer) soccer an EU ruling that allows out-of-contract footballers to leave their clubs without the clubs receiving a transfer fee
[C20: named after Jean-Marc Bosman (born 1964), Belgian footballer whose court case brought about the ruling]
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If they win, it could have the same ramifications for the world game as Jean-Marc Bosman's case that revolutionised the transfer system.
Bosman's case was the last to require such arbitration and, given the implications, the outcome will be awaited with considerable interest.
The Portuguese Presidency has hinted that a Sports Protocol could be written into the EU's Treaty - perhaps offering sport a waiver from certain EU rules, like those which led to the Bosman ruling.Bosman.The controversial judgement on the Belgian footballer Jean-Marc Bosman's case - which ended team quotas for 'national' players - was barely raised at the meeting, though.