Article 2 Objectives - Club Licensing

UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Sustainability Regulations

Content Type
Technical Regulations
Specific Regulations
Club Licensing
Enforcement Date
1 July 2023


These regulations aim:

  1. to further promote and continuously improve the standard of all aspects of football in Europe and to give continued priority to the training and welfare of young players in every club;

  2. to promote participation in football and contribute to the development of women’s football;

  3. to ensure that clubs have an adequate level of management and organisation;

  4. to adapt clubs’ sporting infrastructure to provide players, spectators and media representatives with suitable, well-equipped and safe facilities;

  5. to protect the integrity and smooth running of the UEFA club competitions;

  6. to safeguard each club’s identity, history and legacy;

  7. to encourage cooperation between licensors and clubs and enable the development of benchmarking for clubs in financial, sporting, legal, football social responsibility, personnel, administrative and infrastructure-related criteria throughout Europe;

  8. to embrace social responsibility in football;

  9. to promote a healthy relationship between clubs and supporters and increase accessibility in football.


Furthermore, these regulations aim to promote more discipline and rationality in club football finances and in particular:

  1. to improve the economic and financial sustainability of the clubs, increasing their transparency and credibility;

  2. to place the necessary importance on the protection of creditors;

  3. to promote better cost control;

  4. to encourage clubs to operate on the basis of their own revenues;

  5. to encourage responsible spending for the long-term benefit of football;

  6. to protect the long-term viability and sustainability of European club football.