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Prize money for 23 clubs withheld for failure to comply with financial fair play requirements

071 - UEFA Club Financial Control Body takes first measures

Published: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 8.45CET

The UEFA Club Financial Control Body’s (CFCB) investigatory chamber, chaired by former Belgian Prime Minister Jean-Luc Dehaene, has today announced that 23 clubs involved in 2012/13 UEFA club competitions have seen the payment of their prize money temporarily withheld pending further investigation.

As part of the first measure of the financial fair play requirements included in the UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations 2012, the clubs participating in 2012/13 UEFA club competitions had to provide information regarding the status of any overdue payables as at 30 June 2012. Following its last meeting in August 2012, the CFCB investigatory chamber has identified that important overdue payables towards other clubs, and/or towards employees or social/tax authorities existed in 23 cases.

These cases involve the following 23 clubs:

BIH   FK Borac Banja LukaMNE   FK Budućnost Podgorica
BIH   FK SarajevoMNE   FK Rudar Pjevlja
BIH   FK ŽeljezničarPOL   Ruch Chorzów
BUL   PFC CSKA SofiaPOR  Sporting Clube de Portugal
CRO  HNK Hajduk SplitROU  FC Dinamo Bucureşti
CRO  NK OsijekROU  FC Rapid Bucureşti
ESP   Club Atlético de MadridROU  FC Vaslui
ESP   Málaga CFRUS   FC Rubin Kazan
ISR   Maccabi Netanya FCSRB   FK Partizan
MKD  FK Shkendija 79SRB   FK Vojvodina
MLT  Floriana FCTUR   Eskişehirspor
 TUR   Fenerbahçe SK

Consequently, the CFCB investigatory chamber will continue their investigations and request these clubs to provide an updated situation as of 30 September 2012 with regards to overdue payables towards other clubs, employees and social/tax authorities.

This conservatory measure will remain in force until all identified balances have been settled in full or until a final decision by the CFCB adjudicatory chamber is taken.

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