PKT 1257 – 43417
JEAN MARC BOSMAN
FEBRUARY 1995

JEAN MARC BOSMAN

Belgian Footballer taking UEFA to court

Jean-Marc Bosman recognises that his best footballing days are behind him.
Neat, quietly spoken, he once captained the Belgium youth team and played six times for Belgian B.
Now, at 30, the unassuming Bosman willingly admits he was not one of Belgium’s great players. But he is about to achieve a fame off the field which he was never able to find on it.
In the next six weeks, Bosman will go to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. He will claim damages of £300,000 against the Belgian FA, UEFA and RC Liege for restraint of trade, claiming that they ‘prejudiced his right to free circulation as a worker within the European Community.’
This is a case which, if he wins, could change the face of the game here and on the Continent for ever.