Nestor Gordillo found guilty of breaching Chennai City contract; AIFF hands FC Pune City transfer ban1 min read


The Spaniard was found guilty of signing for Pune City while he contracted to I-League champions Chennai City FC…

In what is a major victory for I-League champions Chennai City FC, the All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) Player Status Commitee has imposed a transfer ban on Indian Super League (ISL) side FC Pune City for attempting to recruit Spanish midfielder Nestor Gordillo without paying the South Indian side due compensation.

The committee has also slapped a four-month ban on Gordillo for trying to illegally circumvent his contract with Chennai City. Gordillo has also been directed to pay a one-time compensation amounting to three months’ salary to Chennai City along with a fine of INR 15000 to the AIFF.

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FC Pune City were found to have induced the breach of contract and attempted to misguide the Player Status Committee during their submissions. As a result, the Stallions have been banned from registering any new players, either nationally or internationally, for two transfer windows – the upcoming winter transfer widnow (1st Jan 2020 – 31st Jan 2020) and the next summer’s transfer window.

Earlier in June, the I-League champions had sought the All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) intervention, accusing Indian Super League (ISL) club FC Pune City of trying to poach Nestor Gordillo.

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The Indian FA had sought an explanation from both parties. While Pune City denied their involvement in the matter, Gordillo informed AIFF that his contract was breached as he has not been paid bonuses for winning the I-League title by Chennai City. 

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Nestor had played a key role in Chennai City’s incredible campaign that saw them romp their way to the I-League title, scoring eight goals and providing numerous assists.