In an era where everything in the European legal world is constantly evolving, one can not refute that the effect which EU law still has on sports,is more than catalytic. This book pleads the case for crafting a new legal order for sports and specifically football which will be the case study here, outside or in the periphery of Community law. Furthermore, this work aims at demonstrating that we have reached the time for a new era in sports law in the European Union. This book firstly examines the evolution of sports law in the Union, as its wobbly foundations can substantiate the troubles we find ourselves in today, before dwelling on the need for a new legal regime for sports. It is thus the belief expressed in this work, that sports due to its polymorphic nature should be regulated by laws adapted to its specificity and not its business aspects.This book aims at contributing to the ever- growing literature on sports law in Europe and it is addressed to anyone who is fascinated by sports law and its intricacies.