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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So I invoked the Bosman ruling because I was out of contract but left without telling Alex.
The Bosman ruling and our league system have also hardly helped.
This is the biggest football case the ECJ has handled since the 1995 Bosman ruling, which scrapped nationality quotas in club football.
The Bosman Ruling turned top players into millionaires overnight when the European Court of Justice decreed that they could move as free agents on the expiry of their contracts.
Come tomorrow, 10 years will have passed since the Bosman ruling allowed footballers to move freely at the end of their contracts.
The 24-year- old had his contract with the first division club cancelled by mutual consent earlier this month which allowed him to begin the search for a new side before the end of the season, when he would havebecomea free agent under the Bosman ruling anyway.
However, QPR are keen to get him on board should he get back to 100-per- cent fitness although from Boro's stand point they'll receive no fee as the player is out of contract at the end of this term and under the Bosman ruling will become a free agent.
Abel Xavier's departure from Goodison Park is the latest example of the power the Bosman ruling has given to players.
THE Bosman Ruling has put its fair share of players on the breadline but a growing number of top stars are making a killing from relaxed transfer rules.
Barlow, transferred from Wigan on a Bosman ruling, made no mistake with the penalty.