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.

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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