Turkish club Trabzonspor sanctioned with registration ban for non-payment of transfer fee

The Turkish Süper Lig club, Trabzonspor, has been sanctioned by the Bureau of the Players’ Status Committee and, on the basis of art. 12bis par. 4d) of the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players, have been banned from registering any new players, either nationally or internationally, for one entire registration period.  

Following a review of the case, the club was notified of the decision on 29 January 2018, which was subject to payment of an outstanding transfer fee due to AS Trenčín of Slovakia within 30 days of being notified about the decision.

As a result of non-payment to AS Trenčín within 30 days, Trabzonspor is banned from registering any new players – either nationally or internationally – for the entirety of the next registration period.


“12bis Overdue payables
1.Clubs are required to comply with their financial obligations towards players
and other clubs as per the terms stipulated in the contracts signed with their
professional players and in the transfer agreements.
2.Any club found to have delayed a due payment for more than 30 days
without a prima facie contractual basis may be sanctioned in accordance with
paragraph 4 below.
3.In order for a club to be considered to have overdue payables in the sense of
the present article, the creditor (player or club) must have put the debtor club
in default in writing and have granted a deadline of at least ten days for the
debtor club to comply with its financial obligation(s).
4.Within the scope of their respective jurisdiction (cf. article 22 in conjunction
with articles 23 and 24), the Players’ Status Committee, the Dispute Resolution
Chamber, the single judge or the DRC judge may impose the following sanctions:
a) a warning;
b) a reprimand;
c) a fine;
d) a ban from registering any new players, either nationally or internationally,
for one or two entire and consecutive registration periods…”

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