Legal Cases

When professional footballers are facing legal difficulties, FIFPRO and its lawyers are ready to offer them expert support. Throughout the years, FIFPRO has been involved in thousands of legal disputes, including some ground breaking, such as the cases of Jean-Marc Bosman and Andrew Webster. In this section, you’ll find some of the most important and prominent cases FIFPRO has been involved with.

The Zahir Belounis case: trapped in Qatar

Zahir Belounis found himself trapped in Qatar. The French-Algerian professional footballer became a victim of the country’s so-called ‘kafala system’. FIFPRO was at the heart of an international effort to free him and his family and ensure his human rights.

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