The Regulatory Framework of German football

A seminar as part of the Sport Business Centre Seminar Series

Given by: Christoph Breuer, Full Professor, Institute of Sport Economics and Sport Management, German Sport University Cologne.

Lankaster Lecture Theatre (University College London campus)
Medawar Building
Malet Place (off Torrington Place)
London WC1
Monday 10th June 2013 at 6pm

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Prof. Christian Breuer’s presentation is available to download here:
Prof. Christoph Breuer – 2013 Regulatory Framework of German Football

This event will operate under “Chatham House Rules” – no external reporting without the permission of the speakers


The appearance of  two German clubs, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund,  in the 2013 UEFA Champions League final has given rise to much discussion in the UK media as to whether  European club football is entering a period of dominance by German clubs? And if so, if such dominance can be explained by the particular club regulatory framework pertaining in Germany? In this presentation Professor Breur gives a German perspective on these questions, discussing how far environmental factors (economy), and in particular the regulatory framework of German football, has indeed contributed to the recent success of German clubs in UEFA Champions League competition.  Professor Breuer will not only introduce the regulatory framework of Bundesliga, but also discuss its strengths and weaknesses from a new institutional economical perspective.



  • Pawlowski, T., Breuer, C. & Hovemann, A. (2010). Top clubs’ performance and the competitive situation in domestic and European soccer competitions. Journal of Sport Economics 11(2), 186-202.
  • Conn, D. (22nd May 2013). “Burgeoning Bundesliga shows Premier League the way”. The Guardian. Retrieved on the 7th June 2013 from:


Prof. Dr. Christoph Breuer is Full Professor of Sport Management at German Sport University Cologne. Simultaneously he was Research Professor at German Institute of Economic Research (DIW Berlin), one of the biggest think tanks for economic issues in Germany, for six years.  Dr. Breuer publishes widely in journals such as Applied Economics, Journal of Sport Economics, Journal of Sport Management, International Journal of Sport Finance, Sport Management Review and European Sport Management Quarterly.

In basic and applied research he works amongst others for big companies (e.g.  German Railways – DB, Postbank, Toyota Germany, Deutsche Post), public authorities (e.g. European Commission, Federal Ministry of Finance), consultancies (e.g. Deloitte, Ernst & Young), sport confederations and federations (e.g. European Olympic Committee – EOC,  German Olympic Sports Confederation – DOSB, German Football Association – DFB, German Equestrian Federation – FN) as well as foundations (Stiftung Deutsche Sporthilfe).

Contact details

Contact details:

For further details on this seminar series contact:

Sean Hamil
Department of Management
Birkbeck College
Malet Street

Tel: 020-7631 6763

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