OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Court of Handball ruled that the Slovenian club had no right to claim transfer compensation from the defending EHF Champions League winners.
Krim to pay transfer money back to Györ
The EHF Court of Handball has released a decision following a request filed by the club Györi ETO KC on 28 November 2014.
In substance, the club requested the EHF Court of Handball the reimbursement of the transfer compensation demanded by the club Rokometni Klub Krim during the transfer of a player in August 2014. Györi ETO KC argued that the transfer compensation was wrongful since the player was not under employment contract any longer according to a mutual termination agreement signed more than a month before the transfer request.
Furthermore Györi ETO KC explains that they were forced to pay the demanded amount in order to receive the International Transfer Certificate in time before the National Super Cup match.
Based on the documents submitted by the parties, the EHF Court of Handball observes that on the date of the signature of the employment contract between the player and Györi ETO KC, the player and Rokometni Klub Krim were not bound by any contractual obligation according to the signed termination agreement. Rokometni Klub Krim had consequently no right to claim any transfer compensation, and by doing so, infringed article IX, §2 of the IHF Regulations for Transfer Between Federation.
According to article 8.1 of the EHF Legal Regulations, the EHF Court of Handball decides that the club Rokometni Klub Krim shall pay to the club Györi ETO KC €7.000 for the transfer compensation wrongfully requested within the framework of the transfer of the player.
Additionally, according to article E.2 of the EHF List of Penalties, a fine of €750 is imposed on Rokometni Klub Krim for non-observance of the 15-day period in case of a transfer inquiry as defined in article II, §3.3 of the IHF Regulations for Transfer Between Federation.
An appeal may be filed with the EHF Court of Appeal within seven days.
TEXT: EHF / br