On the number 18/2019 of Labor Law and Practice an article by Avv. Andrea Loro on the subject of professional sports employment
Like any type of activity that can be evaluated economically, work can also be carried out in the area of sport.
Work in sports can be carried out either independently or in a subordinate form, with the consequent application of the general labor law norms, where not expressly derogated from the specific legislation issued for this specific sector.
Precisely for this reason, the sports work relationship is defined as a “special” employment relationship.