In this article, the authors will give an overview and analysis of all the published decisions of the FIFA DRC in 2020 and 2021, in relation to Article 12bis RSTP and provide the reader with insights and background information in relation to the requirements of Article 12bis.
It is already seven years ago that FIFA introduced the inclusion of Article 12bis to the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (FIFA RSTP). The aim of Article 12bis was to establish a stronger system with regard to overdue payables (towards players and clubs). The provision aims at protecting contractual stability between professional players and clubs. It grants players an alternate mechanism by means of which the player can claim outstanding remuneration from their clubs or for clubs to claim outstanding amounts from other clubs. The provision also provided the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber (FIFA DRC) and the FIFA Players’ Status Committee with a wide scope of...
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