A German district employment court ruled in February 2016, that an employment relationship with a professional football player in the national league may be agreed upon for a fixed-term period. In Germany, generally, employment may be for a fixed-term period only during the first two years of employment or in case of a justified reason. According to the judgment of the German district employment court, the typical characteristics of the employment as a professional football player in the national league justify a fixed-term employment.
Please note: In Germany the valid agreement of a fixed-term period is restricted by formal and material requirements. Therefore, fixed-term periods must be agreed upon carefully in order to be valid.