The Single Judge of the FIFA Players’ Status Committee (PSC) rejected two petitions from the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU), made upon request from the Bulgarian football club, PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv (Lokomotiv), and the players Jordan Graham and Sylvain Deslandes, for permission to request the International Transfer Certificate (ITC) for the players and subsequently register them for Lokomotiv outside the 2019 summer registration period fixed by the BFU.
These two decisions are essential for stakeholders’ better understanding (if possible at all) of FIFA’s general practice to grant, or not to grant, exemptions from the validation exception in the Transfer Matching System (TMS), provided that certain (unwritten) conditions are met.
FIFA PSC, 24 September 2019, case no. 19-01868, Bulgarian Football Union v. Sylvain Deslandes & PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv
FIFA PSC, 24 September 2019, case no. 19-01869, Bulgarian Football Union v. Jordan Graham & PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv
Decision in case TMS 53586 dated 5 September 2012
The first registration period of the 2019-20 season in Bulgaria was fixed from 14 June up to and including 5 September 2019.
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