The situation of striker Clayton from Vasco could lead to a fight against lowering the Brazilian championship on the courts. This is because, according to Fox Sports journalist Paulo Vinicius Coelho, the clubs at the bottom of the table will watch the player who has already passed through Bahia and Athletic-MG and when moving to Cruz Maltino, where he played in six matches, would exceed the transfer limit for the season.
Clayton belongs to Atlético-MG, but at the beginning of the season he was on loan from Bahia. In Brazil, he was in the reserve bank ten times and once went on the field for the Tricolor Bahia.
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However, in early August, the striker returned to Atlético-MG. Twice he was on the list and was on the bench, but did not go on the field and was not warned by the match official. At the end of the month, the Rooster lent Clayton Vasco. And he made his debut against Bahia in September.
According to the Globo Esporte website, club leaders involved in the fight against expulsion began exchanging messages disputing possible violations in the situation of an attacker.
Section 46 of the CBF General Rules of Competition (RGC) states that "an athlete who has served in two (2) other clubs during the season at any of the national competitions coordinated by the CBF cannot compete for a third club, even if he is regularly registered."
Then the question arises: what does it mean to “act”? For Atlético-MG, Clayton was twice on the bench, but did not go on the field and did not take cards.
RGC Article IV defines “action” as “the action of an athlete entering the field of play for a match, either from the start, or during the match, or when he is judged by a judge or sports ground.” Article 11 of the Brazilian Championship Regulation states that “an athlete may move to another Serie A club after the start of the championship, provided that he has played no more than six (6) matches for the home club, allowing each athlete to change clubs only once.”
However, according to Globo Esporte, another controversial point is Bahia's return to Atlético MG. There he returned to rent. That, according to the first paragraph of Article 39 of the RGC, "is not considered a transfer and does not fall within the limits established in the third paragraph of Article 13 of these Rules."