More players in the USA can become a free agent
Professional football players now have much more control over which club in America’s Major League Soccer (MLS) they want to join.
How Jean-Marc Bosman changed football's transfer system
Belgian professional footballer Jean-Marc Bosman wanted to sign a contract with a French club. However his Belgian club blocked his desired move, even though his contract with the club had expired. He began a legal battle which resulted in all professional footballers becoming free agents at the end of their contracts.
How Olivier Bernard changed French transfer regulations
Young French player Olivier Bernard refused to sign a new contract with his club. Therefore French football regulations did not allow him to continue his career in France. He was also ordered to pay a heavy fine. Bernard refused, went to court and changed French transfer regulations.