If we were to resort to naked statistics and put in one column the players who breached their contracts and in another column the clubs that breached theirs, the numbers would show that the party that most often breaches, usually by non-payment of salaries to the players, is the football club.
The reasons for this statistic within a contractual relationship between a professional football player and a club is that the player’s only wish is to play football, and thus in terms of compliance, the player matches his wishes to the contractual requirements, whereas clubs, for various reasons, are not always willing or able to pay the salaries to their players.
It should also be pointed out an inverse relationship between the degree of development of the country and the non-payment of wages. The less developed the country, the greater the chances of non-payment.
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