Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 16 March 2010.
Olympique Lyonnais SASP v Olivier Bernard and Newcastle UFC.
Reference for a preliminary ruling: Cour de cassation - France.
Article 39 EC - Freedom of movement for workers - Restriction - Professional football players - Obligation to sign the first professional contract with the club which provided the training - Player ordered to pay damages for infringement of that obligation - Justification - Objective of encouraging the recruitment and training of young professional players.
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