L.1 Principles - Club Licensing

UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Sustainability Regulations

Content Type
Technical Regulations
Specific Regulations
Club Licensing
Enforcement Date
1 July 2023
  1. A licensee with a squad cost ratio above the limit defined in Article 93, i.e. in breach of the squad cost rule, will be subject to a financial disciplinary measure decided by the CFCB based on the extent to which the licensee's squad cost ratio is in excess of the defined limit and the number of breaches by the licensee in the current and the previous three licence seasons.

  2. The financial disciplinary measure will be permanently withheld by UEFA from the UEFA solidarity and prize money the licensee earns from its participation in UEFA club competitions in the licence season. If the solidarity and prize money generated from UEFA club competitions is less than the financial disciplinary measure, UEFA shall withhold all such solidarity and prize money and the club shall pay the remainder by a deadline set by the CFCB.

  3. If a licensee is considered to have committed a significant breach of the squad cost rule, the CFCB will apply additional disciplinary measures in addition to the financial disciplinary measure in accordance with the list provided in the Procedural rules governing the UEFA Club Financial Control Body.