Analysis  | 8 min read
02 Sep 21

European football club ownership: rules and regulations

  • The season before the introduction of Financial Fair Play Regulation, UEFA determined that over half of Europe’s clubs had recorded losses
  • 16 countries require new owners to pass fit and proper assessments, with Wales and Denmark also in the process of introducing such checks
  • There are now 90 clubs in Europe with ownership links and 50 shareholders with a stake in two or more clubs

Football has become synonymous with big money investors and financial takeovers, but what requirements must be followed by club owners to comply with UEFA and national leagues?