Chelsea football club have been hit with a two-window transfer ban after failing to register young overseas players over numerous seasons.
A report published by fifa into the club’s failed appeal against their suspension confirmed that they were found guilty of 150 rule breaches, of which 27 were punishable, involving 71 players.
One breach saw one player, from the age of 13, play 75 games for the club over a two-and-a-half year period despite only being registered as a trialist over three six-week periods, while burkina faso attacker Bertrand Traore who moved to london from his homeland played for the club for three years before being registered in 2014.
Investigations also revealed that other teenagers also spent long stretches as unregistered chelsea players.
Chelsea however claim that the matches were not organised football but training games which did not necessarily follow the full laws of the game.