BBC Sport - Bosman ruling: 20 years on since ex-RFC Liege player's victory
What happened to Bosman the man?
- From the section Football
Twenty years ago on Tuesday Jean-Marc Bosman emerged from the European Court of Justice with a victory that turned Europe's top divisions into glorious expressions of multiculturalism and added a new noun to sport's lexicon: the Bosman.
From that moment, players at the end of their contracts - David Beckham, Sol Campbell, Steve McManaman and many more - could move without a transfer fee.
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