The health of a football player is a major factor during the recruitment process. In professional football, medical examinations have become a standard practice conducted prior to the conclusion of the employment contract. Some top-flight football clubs even broadcast it showing the player while jogging on the treadmill as part of the content offered to their fans through different media platforms.
The cornerstone is found in Article 18(4) of the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfers of Players (FIFA RSTP): “The validity of a contract may not be made subject to a successful medical examination and/or the grant of a work permit.” Compliance with Article 18 is guaranteed through Article 1(3) a) FIFA RSTP, qualifying it as disposition binding at a...
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