Third Party Player Ownership: the Regulations for Premier League and Football League Clubs for the 2009/10 Season

Please note this article was drafted in 2009 and certain regulations have been updated since. Abstract This article aims to explain what third party ownership in football is and the regulatory rules that are relevant to any Premier League (PL) and Football League (FL) club. FIFA, the PL and the Football Association (FA) have all …

The integrity of football: Club and player ownership in the English Premier League

Introduction The English Premier League (PL) and FIFA have recently decided to fortify their rules relating to third party ownership of players. This comes in the wake of the Tevez saga in the 2006/7 season, when it became clear that third party ownership of players and the problems associated with this were destined to have …

Integrity: player and club ownership in football

Third party ownership of players, as highlighted by the Carlos Tevez affair and dual ownership of clubs, as highlighted by the ‘Granada 74’ case, have raised questions of sporting integrity in football. In the first instalment of a two-part article, Daniel Geey and Victoria Ross of Field Fisher Waterhouse and Maja Rotkvic, of JimĂ©nez de …