Encyclopedia of Law and Economics

2019 Edition
| Editors: Alain Marciano, Giovanni Battista Ramello

Bosman Ruling

  • Miriam MarcénEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7753-2_643

Abstract

This entry explains the Bosman case and the Bosman ruling. I focus on the judicial process itself and on the decision of the European Court of Justice. The application of the Bosman ruling and its initial obstacles are also described. Finally, I present the consequences and implications of that ruling.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.

References

  1. Álvarez J, Forrest D, Sanz I, Tena JD (2011) Impact of importing foreign talent on performance levels of local co-workers. Labour Econ 18(3):287–296CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Antonioni P, Cubbin J (2000) The Bosman ruling and the emergence of a single market in soccer talent. Eur J Law Econ 9(2):157–173CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Binder JJ, Findlay M (2012) The effects of the Bosman ruling on national and Club teams in Europe. J Sports Econ 13:107–129CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Dietl HM, Franck E, Lang M (2008) Why football players may benefit from the “shadow of the transfer system”. Eur J Law Econ 26:129–151CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Ericson T (2000) The Bosman case effects of the abolition of the transfer fee. J Sports Econ 1(3):203–218CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Feess E, Mühlheusser G (2002) Economic consequences of transfer fee regulations in European football. Eur J Law Econ 13:221–237CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Flores R, Forrest D, Tena JD (2010) Impact on competitive balance from allowing foreign players in a sports league: evidence from European soccer. Kyklos 63(4):546–557CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Frick B (2009) Globalization and factor mobility: the impact of the “bosman-ruling” on player migration in professional soccer. J Sports Econ 10:88–106CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Heine K, Sting A (2015) European Community law. In: Encyclopedia of law and economics. Springer, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  10. Hendrickx F (2005) The Simutenkov case: Russian players are equal to European Union players, the international sports law journal (ISLJ) 2005/3Google Scholar
  11. Kesenne S (2007) The peculiar international economics of professional football in Europe. Scott J Polit Econ 54(3):388–399CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. Lowrey S, Neatrour S Williams J (2002) The Bosman ruling, football transfers and foreign footballers. Centre for the Sociology of Sport, LeicesterGoogle Scholar
  13. Marcén M (2016) The Bosman ruling and the presence of native football players in their home league: the Spanish case. Eur J Law Econ 42(2):209–235CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. Penn DW (2006) From Bosman to Simutenkov: the application of non-discrimination principles to non-EU nationals in European sports. Suffolk Transl Law Rev 30(1):203–231Google Scholar
  15. Vauvel R (2014) Court of justice of the European Union. In: Encyclopedia of law and economics. Springer, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  16. Vrooman J (2007) Theory of the beautiful game: the unification of European football. Scott J Polit Econ 54(3):314–354CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad de ZaragozaZaragozaSpain