The English Football League v Birmingham City Football Club

  • Sport: Football
  • Issue: Arbitration
  • Type: Integrity & Discipline
  • Tribunal:Charles Flint QC,Arthur Harverd, Dr Neil Hudgell
  • Decision date: 22 March 2019
  • Outcome: 9 points to be deducted from the points earned in the Championship by the Club in the current season 2018-19

Summary

A decision in the matter of the English Football League (EFL) v Birmingham City Football Club has been published. Following a review of the financial submission from Birmingham City Football Club (the Club) for the three-year period 2015/16 to 2017/18, it was determined that the Club had recorded losses in excess of the £39.0m upper loss threshold. On 14 August 2018 the EFL gave notice that the Club was referred to a Disciplinary Commission in connection with breaches of the Championship Profitability and Sustainability Rules. The members of the Disciplinary Commission were appointed by Sport Resolutions composed of Charles Flint QC, Arthur Harverd and Dr. Neil Hudgell. A hearing was held on 18 March in London where the Disciplinary Commission decided that 9 points are to be deducted from the points earned in the Championship by the Club in the current season 2018-19.