Sports Law Program


Program Description

The general objective of the program is that the student knows the legal and legal foundations of the sport.


Specific objectives:

  • Knowing the structural organization of sport, both public and private, its regulation. (Module I) (Mallorca v UEFA & Villarreal, Granada 74, Isco cases).
  • Become involved in the regulation of the existing relationship between athletes and clubs, their labor regime and their specificities. (Module II) (Neymar, Baena, Boateng).
  • Know the regulations at national and international level in disciplinary matters. (Module III) (Case of Al-Masry v EFA, Zenit v UEFA, Ludogorets v UEFA, US Ouakam v FSF & LSFP).
  • Study of the FIFA and UEFA regulations, transfers and complaint channels. (Module III) (Neymar, Zidane, Bueno Rodríguez, Matuzalem v Shakthar & Real Zaragoza cases).
  • Study the methods of implementing Fair Play in sports, doping, prevention of fights and betting, etc ... (Module IV) (Cases Paolo Guerrero, Tin Angulo and Samir Nasri).
  • Study alternative methods of conflict resolution, in particular international arbitration as a method for deciding disputes and appeals in the world of sport. (Module V) (Bueno Rodríguez, Matuzalem v Shakthar & Real Zaragoza, Harold Mayne-Nicholls).



The course has been developed with a balance between the theoretical and practical aspects of its contents.

Each block has a theoretical content that the student can develop via online and a practical application in the classroom, where the theoretical content is developed and consolidated with practice and the experiences of the speakers.

The student has a tutor for the course, who will assist him in the face-to-face presentations, as well as tutorials via email.



The course is planned so that it can be started several times a year.

Academic program

The course has been conceived so that the student can develop it in 12 weeks of work, with a performance of 10 hours per week with the following distribution:

  • Module I: Organization and Structure of sport.
  • Module II: Labor Law in Sport.
  • Module III: Sports, FIFA and UEFA Disciplinary Law.
  • Module IV: Compliance and Integrity.
  • Module V: Arbitration and Conflict Resolution.



Juan de Dios Crespo, Agustín Amorós, Ana Cortés, Enric Ripoll Alfonso León, Patricia Moyersoen, Joao da Rocha, Alberto Ruiz de Aguiar Kepa Larumbe and Santiago San Torcuato.

Admission requirements

The student must be over 18 years old and meet any of the following requirements:

  • Belong to a sports club.
  • Athletes or former elite athletes.
  • Have a university degree.
  • To be studying a university degree.
  • Student of one of the ESBS programs.

Students must pass an admission interview.


The evaluation system has been designed to consolidate the knowledge set as objectives in this course. The knowledge will be evaluated in two ways: with an exercise of consolidation of the basic concepts at the end of the five modules and with a practical case at the end of the course, where the student will have to put into practice everything learned, as well as assimilate it, understand it and argue it.


Once successfully passed all the academic tests of the program, the student will receive two certificates:

  1. ESBS and Fundació Valencia CF Training Center
  2. Ruiz-Huerta & Crespo Law Firm.

Schedule and dates

  • Duration: 3 months.
  • Next start dates: February 2021 and October 2020.
  • Seat Valencia: Friday 15:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Last updated Sep 2020

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