Football Law & Legislation - IFBI.Brussels

Football Law & Legislation

Course Content

The introduction to the topic Law and Legislation in the Football Industry begins with analysing and clarifying a number of central concepts from the subject area. Initial focus will be on the history of football law and on the specific approach the football industry thereby offers. Then, the important events and concepts will be discussed, e.g. Bosman judgment. Following a definition of the key concepts, we study the specific football regulations imposed by UEFA and FIFA, including Match fixing, Gambling, Financial Fair Play and Portrait Rights within the football industry. Furthermore, we delve deeper into the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players.

Course info

European Credit Transfer System (ECTS): 4

Courses in trimester 1:
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Stefaan Van den Bogaert

Professor of European law
at Leiden University

Matthijs Withagen

Group Leader / Legal
Counsel at FIFA

Ben Van Rompuy

Assistant Professor of
Competition Law at Leiden University

Alexander Jacobs

Legal Counsel