QPR Charged with 7 Breaches of FA Rules Over Player Contract

March 10, 2011

English Championship soccer club and league leaders Queens Park Rangers have been charged along with club chairman Gianni Paladini with seven breaches of Football Association (FA) violations relating to the contract rights of player Alejandro Faurlin.

Faurlin, 24, joined QPR in 2009 from Instituto in his native Argentina in a deal worth US$5.6m.

The FA said in a statement it had concerns over the alleged existence of an agreement between the club and a third party in respect to Faurlin’s rights, as well as an alleged failure of the club to notify the governing body of the agreement.

The FA added that QPR was also charged for allegedly using or seeking to pay an unauthorized agent over the signing.

According to the FA, the club and Paladini were also charged for false information contained in documents relating to a contract extension Faurlin signed in October, without providing specific details of any of the allegations.

The club released a statement on its website reading: “Having cooperated fully with the F.A.’s investigation, QPR and Mr. Paladini shall be denying all of the charges and requesting a formal F.A. hearing to determine them”.

QPR said it is confident that there was “no deliberate wrongdoing involved.”