DFL members’ meeting votes for fundamental debate with retention of 50+1 rule

22.03.2018 - At today’s meeting in Frankfurt/Main, a majority of the members of DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga e.V. voted in favour of a fundamental debate accompanied by the retention of the 50+1 rule. In establishing the prevailing opinion, 18 of the 34 clubs with voting rights approved a proposal by FC St. Pauli on a “process for improving legal certainty and further considerations concerning changes in conditions while retaining the 50+1 rule”. Four clubs voted against this formulation of the proposal, with nine abstentions. Three voting clubs in attendance refrained from participating in the vote.

The DFL Board will consult on the next steps in the agreed process in the near future and will inform the clubs, followed by a public announcement.