Blatter’s ‘6+5’ rule is not illegal…?

In November 2007 I wrote my first article for Sports Agent Blog (Blatter Seeks New Rules Regarding ‘Home-Grown’ Players). I shared my opinion on whether any 'nationality restrictions' in European soccer would be legal under European Union law. My conclusion was that such restrictions would most certainly be illegal. Fifteen months

Beckham On The Move?

It all started out so simple - David Beckham, arguably the most popular soccer player on the planet strikes a loan deal with Italian Serie A side AC Milan. The move was done so Beckham could get some match fitness to be selected to play for the England squad. Upon

The Wash Up: 25

Auction: Part 2 Just when you thought all the Indian Premier League teams were finalized, they hold a second auction. Only a handful of International players were available this round. Of the 28 players, 14 were Under 19 Indian cricketers. The Under 19 players were chosen by a draft system. The most expensive

The Wash Up: Part 23

I have decided to move the Wash Ups to parts as I generally complete them mid-week. David's Dilemma Last week I did an extensive wrap on the new Indian Premier League and listed all the players salaries. One of the big surprises was that of David Hussey. David was bought for $625,000

Nike Wants Soccer Too

Last week Nike bought the French national soccer team for $506 million and has vowed to become the world's soccer (football) leader by the next World Cup. The brand that competitors mockingly call the Evil Empire is solidifying itself as the most powerful footwear & apparel brand of all time. Nike