Article 59 Declaration in respect of participation in UEFA club competitions - Club Licensing

UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Sustainability Regulations

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

The licence applicant must submit a legally valid declaration confirming the following:

  1. It recognises as legally binding the statutes, regulations, directives and decisions of FIFA, UEFA, the UEFA member association and, if any, the national league as well as the jurisdiction of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne as provided in the relevant articles of the UEFA Statutes.

  2. At national level it will play in competitions recognised and endorsed by the UEFA member association (e.g. national championship, national cup).

  3. At international level it will participate in competitions recognised by UEFA (to avoid any doubt, this provision does not relate to friendly matches).

  4. It will promptly inform the licensor about any significant change, event or condition of major economic importance.

  5. It will abide by and observe the licensor’s club licensing regulations.

  6. It will abide by and observe the UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Sustainability Regulations.

  7. Its reporting perimeter is defined in accordance with Article 65.

  8. All revenues and costs related to each of the football activities listed in Paragraph 65.03 have been included in the reporting perimeter.

  9. It will be accountable for any consequences of an entity included in the reporting perimeter not abiding by and observing items e) and f) above.

  10. All relevant information related to any change of its legal form, legal group structure (including ownership) or identity from the three seasons preceding the start of the licence season have been reported to the licensor and UEFA.

  11. All submitted documents are complete and correct.

  12. It authorises the competent national club licensing administration and national club licensing bodies, the UEFA administration, and the UEFA Organs for the Administration of Justice to examine any relevant document and seek information from any relevant public authority or private body in accordance with national law.

  13. It acknowledges that UEFA reserves the right to execute compliance audits in accordance with Article 99.


The declaration must be executed by an authorised signatory of the licence applicant no more than three months prior to the deadline for its submission to the licensor.