FIFA has published a new database of clubs banned from registering new players. The list includes some of the biggest names in African and South American football, as well as clubs from Saudi Arabia and China.
Some of the most notable clubs on the list include:
- San Lorenzo (Argentina)
- Wydad (Morocco)
- TP Mazembe (DRC)
- Al Raed and Al Wehda (Saudi Arabia)
- Banfield, Central Cordoba, Independiente, San Lorenzo, and Union (Argentina)
These clubs have been banned for a variety of reasons, including breaking transfer rules, failing to pay transfer debts, and signing youth players to international contracts without proper authorisation.
The bans typically last for two or three transfer windows, but they can be lifted if the club settles the debt or wins an appeal.
FIFA said in a statement that the new database is designed to provide stakeholders, including players and clubs, as well as the general public, with an overview of all clubs currently blocked from registering new players.
“The main objective of this new tool is to provide stakeholders, including players and clubs, as well as the general public, with an overview of all clubs currently blocked from registering new players,” FIFA said.
The publication of the database is a sign of FIFA’s commitment to financial fair play and protecting the integrity of the game.
It is also a warning to clubs that they must comply with FIFA’s rules or face the consequences.