Facts and Procedure
On 1 January 2013, the Club and the Player, who was a minor, signed an employment contract valid until 30 June 2015. In 2014, the Club tried to secure the Player’s services until 2020. However, this was forbidden by Article 18.2 of the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (FIFA RSTP), which states that “players under the age of 18 may not sign a professional contract for a term longer than three years”. Therefore, the Club prepared and drafted two different employment contracts: a first employment contract from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2017, and a...
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