Article 6 Duties of the clubs - Champions League

Regulations of the UEFA Champions League

Content Type
Competition Regulations
Enforcement Date
28 June 2023

On entering the competition, participating clubs agree:

  1. to play in the competition until their elimination and to field their strongest team throughout the competition;

  2. to play all matches under the direction of a head coach who holds the minimum coaching qualification as defined in the UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Sustainability Regulations, who is confirmed as the head coach by the relevant national association and who is responsible for the following matters: selection, tactics and training of the team squad and management of the players and technical staff in the dressing room and the technical area before, during and after the match;

  3. to stage and play all matches in the competition in accordance with the present regulations;

  4. to comply with all decisions regarding the competition taken by the UEFA Executive Committee, the UEFA administration or any other competent body and communicated appropriately (by UEFA circular letter or by official letter or email);

  5. to observe the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations for all matches in the competition;

  6. to stage each match in the competition in a stadium meeting the structural criteria of the stadium category required by Paragraph 29.01;

  7. to comply with the monitoring requirements as set out in the UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Sustainability Regulations;

  8. if appropriate, to confirm that the artificial turf meets the applicable FIFA quality standards and to send the UEFA administration a copy of the required FIFA licensing certificate issued by a FIFA accredited laboratory no more than 12 months before the entry deadline;

  9. to indemnify, defend and hold UEFA, its subsidiaries and any LOS and all of their officers, directors, employees, representatives, agents and other auxiliary persons free and harmless against any and all liabilities, obligations, losses, damages, penalties, claims, actions, fines and expenses (including reasonable legal expenses) of whatsoever kind or nature resulting from, arising out of, or attributable to any non-compliance by the club or any of its players, officials, employees, representatives or agents with these regulations;

  10. to make every reasonable effort to make the players nominated for the UEFA Men's Player of the Year Award available for the award ceremony at the start of the season and (except in exceptional circumstances) to make the players nominated for the UEFA player of the match available for interview after the relevant match;

  11. to cooperate with UEFA at any time – and in particular at the end of matches – in the collection of items from the game and players' personal items that could be used by UEFA to create a memorabilia collection to illustrate the heritage of the competition, to the exclusion of any commercial use;

  12. not to represent UEFA or the competition without UEFA’s prior written approval;

  13. to update the UEFA administration in writing within 14 working days about any facts and information related to the admission criteria (see Paragraph 4.01) that have changed since the admission of the club (including changes affecting the official entry documents);

  14. to inform the UEFA administration about any disciplinary procedure opened against the club and/or its players and/or its officials by its association and/or its domestic league for allegedly arranging or influencing the outcome of a match at national level; the same applies for any football-related procedure opened by a state authority against the club and/or its players and/or its officials based on the criminal code;

  15. if applicable, to participate as winner or, if requested, as runner-up of the UEFA Champions League in the UEFA Super Cup, in the FIFA Club World Cup and in intercontinental competitions arranged by UEFA in conjunction with other confederations;

  16. if they qualify for the group stage, to take part in the 2023/24 UEFA Youth League with one of their youth teams in accordance with the regulations governing this competition.


The club may use its name and/or logo provided all the following requirements are satisfied:

  1. The name is mentioned in the statutes of the club;

  2. If required by national law, the name/logo is registered with the chamber of commerce or equivalent body;

  3. The name/logo is registered with the club's association and used in national competitions;

  4. The name/logo does not refer to the name of a commercial partner. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the UEFA administration in case of particular hardship (e.g. long-term existing name, etc.) at the reasoned request of the club concerned.

If so requested, the club must provide the UEFA administration with the necessary evidence.