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No more exceptions for team ownership: The ’50+1′ rule in the Bundesliga remains and is strengthened!


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Much has been said in Germany about the rule “50+1“, which effectively prevents the control of Bundesliga teams by large companies or businessmen, with the exception of Wolfsburg, Hoffenheim and Bayer Leverkusen.

Rule, however, which, according to the proposal submitted to the country’s independent competition authority by DFL today (8/3) not only will it be maintained but at the same time it will also be strengthened!

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As the German League’s proposal does not provide for the granting of other such special exemptions, it instead aims to strengthen the legal certainty and compliance of the current team ownership framework.

This proposal has now been submitted. Among other things, exemptions from the 50+1 rule will not be offered in the future”said the relevant information, among other things.

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As you know, according to the DFL’s current rules, no team can compete in the Bundesliga if its investor-owners have more than 49%. As clubs in Germany are non-profit organizations run by member associations.

At the same time, the league made it clear that the three teams enjoying the exemption will continue to play in the top division of German football, but will have to meet certain criteria to maintain their special position.

Source: Sport Fm

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