O advogado João Paulo Marques, da Marques Barradas Advogados, assina um artigo na publicação online Lawinsport.com, sobre o tema da desvinculação desportiva de atletas profissionais de futebol e o seu impacto na estabilidade dos contratos.

A Lawinsport.com é uma publicação sediada no Reino Unido e que reúne os maiores especialistas mundiais de direito do desporto.

Abaixo fica um pequeno excerto do artigo “Football in Portugal: a player’s right to terminate their sporting link to a club without proving just cause”:

“Nowadays, the transfer of players is an essential part of every club’s finances. At first glance, one might think that this market is essentially driven by the free movement of players at the end of their contract – and it is. However, contractual stability between players and clubs is just as essential for the functioning of the market place. A club can only transfer a player with which it has a contractual link. And, generally speaking, the stronger the link, the higher the price.

The interesting cases (for lawyers in particular) arise when players unilaterally decide to terminate their contract part way through its agreed term (usually to sign for another club).”

Leia o artigo na íntegra no seguinte link.