Salary cap, naturalized players restriction, foreign players quota to be imposed on CSL in 2020

Source: Xinhua| 2019-12-31 21:25:19|Editor: zh
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BEIJING, Dec. 31 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Super League(CSL) will implement a series of new policies including the salary cap, naturalized players restriction and foreign players quota from the 2020 season, the Chinese Football Association (CFA) announced on Tuesday.

"For the healthy and sustainable development of the league, we have studied the advanced practices from all over the world and carried out these policies," the CFA said in a notice to all the professional football clubs.

"We hope these detailed policies could help us to improve the managing level and the competition of our professional leagues," the notice said.

According to the notice, a CSL local player will not be paid more than 10 million yuan RMB (1.45 million U.S. dollars) and foreign players could not be paid more than 3 million euros before tax every year, including incomes from contract singing bonus, image rights, real estate, cars, stocks and bonds.

Local players who are called up by the national team could not be paid more than 12 million yuan (1.74 million dollars).

All the business contracts that the player signed shall be authorized by the CFA, said the notice.

CFA will also change its policy on club's foreign players quota from 2020. According to the new policy, every super league club can register seven foreign players during the 2020 season, but only six of them will be registered at one time, five could be in a squad list, and only four could play in a match.

Restriction on naturalized players will also be imposed in the 2020 season, according to the notice.

Naturalized player who was born in China or has Chinese ancestry will not occupy a club's foreign players quota.

Naturalized player who has owned the Chinese citizenship for more than five years or eligible for playing for the Chinese national team will also not occupy the foreign players quota.

Other naturalized players will occupy club's foreign players quota.