The 15 December 2015, just a few weeks away, will mark the 20th anniversary of the European Court of Justice's ruling in a dispute between footballer Jean-Marc Bosman and his former club, Royal Club Liégeois, and, among others, the Belgian Football Federation. The task before the Court was to answer questions submitted for a preliminary ruling by the Liège Court of Appeal. As required, the European Commission was a party to the preliminary proceedings.
The argument before the Court of Justice covered two crucial issues: the freedom of movement of sports professionals (as employees) on one hand, and competition law on the other.
The Court of Justice considered that the rules on freedom of movement for workers within the European Economic Community (EEC) were applicable to paid football players and were, as they existed at that...
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