VSI
Dallmeier

Business Directory

Browse the Directory

Sign Up to the Directory

Levy
FC Business Twitter
FC business Linked in
FC Business facebook
FC Business Youtube

European Players’ Contracts Set For Standardisation

Thu 19th Apr 2012 | Football Governance

ECA Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and senior representatives from UEFA, EPFL and FIFPro gathered in Brussels today for the signing of the Autonomous Agreement regarding the minimum requirements for standard player contracts in professional football.

The Professional Football Contract Minimum Requirements are a list of contractual clauses which should be included in every professional football player contract across Europe. It aims at creating a standardised employment contract throughout the European Union/UEFA Member Associations and includes provisions, such as:

  • the form of the contract;
  • the obligations of both clubs and players which should be listed in the contract;
  • the inclusion of an Image Right clause in the contract
  • the inclusion of a disciplinary procedure in the contract;
  • a clause on dispute resolution;
  • the inclusion of a clause dealing with the final provisions of a contract such as applicable law, jurisdiction, authoritative language, etc.

The focus of implementation of this Agreement is on Eastern European Countries, as in many Western European countries the standard contract used already contains or in certain cases foresees more specified provisions than the minimum requirements.

In the presence of the EU Commissioner responsible for employment, Mr Laszlo Andor, and the EU Commissioner responsible for Sport, Mrs Androulla Vassiliou, ECA Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said:

“I am really delighted that an agreement was reached, as its outcome can only be beneficial to European football. The introduction of minimum requirements for standard player contracts is a necessary and indispensable measure for the development and well-being of our game. The minimum requirements will increase the quality of professional contracts across Europe and will lead to increased trust between clubs and players.”

The EU Social Dialogue is a platform offered by the European Commission for representatives from both employees and employers of a specific industry to discuss and agree on social and labour conditions on a European Union level.

The signing of the agreement is the result of lengthy negotiations between the EU Social Dialogue Partners.

The EU Social Dialogue in professional football was created in 2008. The employers are represented by both ECA and EPFL, while employees are represented by FIFPro Division Europe. Additionally, UEFA were actively involved in the discussions as they will have a role to play with regard to the implementation of the Autonomous Agreement in countries which lack professional leagues and players’ union.

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

 

 

grassroots new (468x60_generic_fr.gif)

http://www.buttonshut.com http://www.buttonshut.com http://www.buttonshut.com

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

RETURN TO LATEST NEWS SECTION

SUBSCRIBE TO THE FCBUSINESS RSS FEED

If you have any football business related news stories you’d like to share then please contact us – agourley@fcbusiness.co.uk or ryan@fcbusiness.co.uk

Add to: Google Google | Yahoo Yahoo | Live Live | del.icio.us del.icio | Digg Digg |

Related Articles

The introduction of sin-bins among the topics to be discussed at IFAB's 131st AGM

Thu 2nd Mar 2017 | Football Governance

Greg Clarke will chair the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) at Wembley Stadium on Friday. England hosts the 131st meeting of the game’s...

FIFPro warning on two Malta clubs

Wed 1st Mar 2017 | Football Governance

FIFPro is advising players against joining two of the 12 clubs in Malta’s Premier League after evidence emerged of poor treatment of foreign footballers, including youngsters from Nigeria and...

Major Funding Boost For Grassroots Football

Wed 1st Feb 2017 | Football Governance

Underrepresented groups in grassroots football will soon have more teams to play in. The FA are investing £1.5m into the Grow the Game scheme – a programme that increases participation at...

Leeds United Owner Sanctioned By The FA

Thu 8th Dec 2016 | Football Governance

Leeds United and the club’s owner Massimo Cellino have each been fined £250,000 for breaching The FA’s Football Agent Regulations. The charges relate to the transaction involving the...