Mutu ordered to pay Chelsea compensation

Updated: 31 July 2009 11:07 IST

Sport's highest court of appeal has ordered Adrian Mutu to pay his former club Chelsea euro17.2 million compensation after it fired him for using cocaine.

Mutu ordered to pay Chelsea compensation
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Lausanne, Switzerland:

Sport's highest court of appeal has ordered Adrian Mutu to pay his former club Chelsea euro17.2 million (US$24.2 million) compensation after it fired him for using cocaine.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling on Friday was a stunning defeat for the Romania striker who appealed a FIFA decision last August to award Chelsea the record sum in damages for a football dispute.

Mutu was fired in October 2004 after testing positive for cocaine and was banned from football worldwide for seven months.

Chelsea had paid 15 million pounds (now $24.7 million; euro17.6 million) to sign Mutu from Parma in 2003.

But it got nothing when Mutu joined Juventus as a free agent after serving his ban.

The 30-year-old Mutu now plays for Fiorentina.

Topics : Football
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