Mini-Symposium “Financial Fair Play"

The Institute of Sport Science at the Johannes Gutenberg University organizes a Mini-Symposium “Financial Fair Play – How valuable is this UEFA regulation?” with open debate.


Financial Fair Play is probably the most restrictive regulation that European club football has seen in this millennium. The major rationale behind this policy is to fight the increasing overinvestment of football clubs that has characterized the system over the past two decades. Questions over its legitimacy and effectiveness have accompanied the professional debate about the policy ever since its approval in 2009. Today, ten years later, it seems legitimate to put a critical perspective on Financial Fair Play and to assess it from different angles.

The invited speakers are

  • Sean Hamil - Lecturer, Birkbeck College, University of London
    “The history of the implementation of the UEFA Financial Fair Play regulatory model”
  • Christian Müller - Professor, Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, former CEO DFL for Licencing and Finance
    “The obstacles to implement the UEFA Financial Fair Play in German football – a league perspective”
  • Dr. Jan Lehmann - Board Member for Finance & Commerce 1. FSV Mainz 05
    “UEFA Financial Fair Play challenges for Bundesliga Clubs – the 1. FSV Mainz 05 perspective”


Thursday, 16.5.2019 from 18:00-20:00 lecture hall S2 Albert Schweitzer Str. 21, 55128 Mainz

The presentations and the debate, moderated by Prof. Dr. Holger Preuss (JGU), are open to the public.

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