Sports Clubs and Sports Federations Law Proposal has been enacted!

The Parliament made its decision on the New Sports Law, which is the controversial subject of the last days.

Sports Clubs Law Proposal was accepted with the votes of 264 of 265 deputies. 1 deputy abstained from voting.


Sports clubs will be able to leave the status of association and turn into a joint stock company. The management contract to be signed with the football player will have to be made in the form of a notary arrangement. The management contract can be made for a maximum of two years. For minors who do not have the capacity to act, the signature of the guardian or guardian will be required.


Clubs organized like a joint stock company will be able to open branches. A balanced budget will be applied. Teams can borrow as much as their income. Clubs will be transparent by making payments and collections over a certain amount through banks. The club president and managers will be held responsible for the debts of the period they are in.

Bid; All agreements of players will be transparent. The manager will be able to contract players for a maximum of 2 years. The commission will be between 3-5%. There will be at least two national athletes on the board of directors of the federations. All kinds of expenditures of sports federations (except those with founding law) will be inspected by the Ministry of Sports. The regulations in place will not be applied to sports federations with a founding law.

Military sports clubs that are in the staff and organization of the Ministry of National Defense can be registered according to the offer and participate in sports activities, but other provisions, except for the provisions of the offer regulating participation in sports activities, will not be applied to these clubs.

On the other hand, the regulation that the sports clubs registered by the ministry will be notified to the Ministry of Interior within one month from the date of registration was removed from the proposal text with a joint proposal.

According to the proposal, the management, audit, discipline and other optional board memberships of those convicted of hate and discrimination crimes in sports clubs, subsidiaries and affiliates in the status of sports joint stock company will automatically terminate on the date the court or related board decision about them becomes final. Merger and transfer of assets can be done from the date the season determined by the sports federation ends and is registered until the beginning of the new season.

In case of dismissal of persons who are prosecuted for crimes within the scope of the Law on the Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism, manufacturing and trading of narcotic or stimulant substances in the Turkish Penal Code, or laundering property values ​​arising from crime, their positions will be completed with substitute members.

Source: Cumhuriyet Gazetesi – Gündem by

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