50+1 Club Ownership: Information, Facts & News

by Red Billy

The recently failed European Super League project, which involved the owners of twelve top European clubs proposing a  European competition from which they couldn’t be relegated, has given rise to a new wave of protests and demonstrations aiming to prevent club owners from being able to make decisions that affect football in fundamental ways.

The British government is looking into the possibility of regulating football more closely, which could involve passing new laws that require fan involvement at board and/or ownership level.

The 50+1 model used in Germany requires that the majority ownership of a club remains in fans’ hands, removing the ability of investors such as the Glazer family to have a controlling stake in a club.

United fans are currently campaigning for 50+1 to be adopted in English football and this page is dedicated to news about that process and general ownership issues affecting United.

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