Frankfurt, October 26, 2017
DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga and the Colombian División Mayor del Fútbol Colombiano (DIMAYOR) signed a wide-ranging cooperation agreement in Frankfurt today with the intent to collaborate more closely. The agreement will see the two leagues develop joint initiatives in fields of sports, marketing and management and was signed by DFL CEO Christian Seifert and DIMAYOR President Jorge Fernando Perdomo. One of the first measures within this cooperation will come in late November as Lothar Matthäus, Germany’s record international and captain of the 1990 World Cup-winning team, will visit the Colombian capital of Bogotá as part of the ”Bundesliga Legends Tour.“
The cooperation agreement comes at the beginning of a four-day visit by a DIMAYOR delegation to Germany. Representatives of the Colombian league and ten of its clubs traveled to DFL headquarters in Frankfurt to inform themselves about the organization and structure of German professional football. This coming weekend, the South American guests will gain additional insights as they visit two Bundesliga clubs. In Munich on Saturday, the delegation is invited to visit FC Bayern Campus, the new youth academy of Germany’s record champions, as well as FC Bayern Erlebniswelt, the club experience at the Allianz Arena. The guests will then attend the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern München, the club of Colombian superstar James Rodríguez, and RB Leipzig.
The delegation will continue its visit at VfB Stuttgart on Sunday. There the group will have the chance to tour the club’s facilities and visit its youth academy before finishing the weekend with a Baden-Württemberg derby, the match between newly promoted VfB and Sport-Club Freiburg at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.