Legal Challenges involving the Training of Youth Players in Brazil:

A Brief Comparative Analysis of the National Legislation and FIFA RSTP

Legal Challenges involving the Training of Youth Players in Brazil: A Brief Comparative Analysis of the National Legislation and FIFA RSTP

Football in Brazil is much more than a simple sport. It is a religion, which unites the country under a common identity, bringing pride to the people and hope for better times to come. For many, it also represents a unique life-changing opportunity, a single shot towards social mobility.

Having Brazilian footballers at high rating in the international market, it is increasingly common to see pretty young players looking for a chance of moving abroad. In this outflow, however, it is not uncommon to see the rights of training clubs and players being overlooked or, at least, not sufficiently protected by the domestic legislation and football governing bodies.

Against this background, this brief contribution is aimed at examining the problematic “exodus” of minor and youth players to foreign countries and the evident need for proper and better mechanisms to assure safer rights for training clubs in Brazil and for the players themselves,...

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