Financial problems in the League: criticism of opinion as to salary limit in football

The Corona-crisis, with its negative impact on the finances of the League clubs revived the discussion about salary caps for players. After the SPD had given po

Financial problems in the League: criticism of opinion as to salary limit in football

The Corona-crisis, with its negative impact on the finances of the League clubs revived the discussion about salary caps for players. After the SPD had given politician and Chairman of the ethics Commission of the German football Association (DFB), Thomas Oppermann, the Scientific services of the Bundestag two opinions on this in order, not only is there acceptance of the now known results.

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"In our social market economy, the market regulates the price. When it comes to football in the future, crisis-proof to set up, we should ensure first and foremost that the clubs need to make more equity, and better hedging instruments are introduced,“ said one of the two managing Directors of the football players ' Union VDV, Ulf Baranowsky, the F. A. Z., An isolated discussion on the introduction of salary caps help the actual revenue-expenditure-to solve a Problem.

In the Bundesliga, the staff costs for players and coaches, only about 37 percent of the Total cost, what leagues in comparison to other international Top-a very low value of the fittings. The average salary of Bundesliga professionals varied in the past season, according to "Statista" between 420,000 euros at SC Paderborn, and slightly more than eight million euros at Champions FC Bayern.

In an Interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the former Bayern President, Uli Hoeness, that a Salary Cap in European football "not to work" would be stressed. This is in the industry and not enforceable. The report, which were made within a few weeks, on the initiative of Oppermanns of the departments of culture, media and Sport, as well as Europe, the Scientific services of the Bundestag, have been submitted to the DFB and the German football League (DFL).

this Tuesday, the 36 professional meeting of clubs of the first and second League to a video conference. In one of the opinion, that the salary limits are in accordance with German and European law "permitted". This legal possibility is true, too, "for in-game advisors, as well as a cap on transfer fees". Is rates, instead of new laws, state to strive for on the part of a "self-regulation", the European football Association (Uefa) with collective agreements.

the DFB's President Fritz Keller, in his opinion, confirmed: "I have already pointed out a few weeks ago on the relevance of the salary limits, as well as a sensible economic regulation of football." The report was confirmed by the analysis of the DFB. Self-regulation is the best way to be ready to support the Uefa "a strong Leadership". On request, Oppermann said he was confident that in many European leagues, the insight has grown that it could not go on like this. "If the DFB and the DFL would be in the Uefa for such a limitation, this would certainly be a factor that could not be ignored."

Updated Date: 03 August 2020, 12:19

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