Leandro Padovani: "Clubs need to understand that players are not just disposable objects"
Leandro Padovani filed a claim against Iranian club Esteghlal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for negligent first-aid treatment. FIFPRO – which supported the Brazilian player's claim – considers the case to be a landmark for advancing player rights.
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