Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid Handed Transfer Bans By FIFA
FIFA has banned Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid from registering new signings for the next two transfer windows. The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned Spanish clubs Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid for breaches relating to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18.
The two clubs were found to have violated several provisions concerning the international transfer and first registration of minor players as well as other relevant provisions with regard to the registration and participation of certain players in competitions.
Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid have been fined 900,000 and 360,000 swiss francs respectively, while both clubs have been issued with a reprimand and given 90 days in which to regularise the situation of all minor players concerned.
The ban does not affect the current window and does not prevent players leaving either club but means after this month neither Real nor Atlético will be able to register any new players until the summer of 2017.
Both clubs have announced they intend to appeal, with Real describing the decision as “absolutely unacceptable”.
An Atlético statement said: “Our club is not in agreement with the sanction from international football’s governing body and will study all the documentation we’ve received to present an appeal against the sanction.”