Two Turkish clubs banned from UEFA competitions

Romanian club handed deferred sanction

038 - Romanian club handed deferred sanction

The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body (CDB) today announced its decisions following the disciplinary proceedings relating to Fenerbahçe SK (Turkey), Beşiktaş JK (Turkey), and FC Steaua Bucureşti (Romania).

The CDB carefully analysed the situation of both Fenerbahçe SK and Beşiktaş JK and has pronounced the following sanctions:

• Beşiktaş JK is not eligible to participate in the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League.

• Fenerbahçe SK is excluded from participating in the next three UEFA club competitions for which it would qualify, including the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League season. The ban for the third season is deferred for a probationary period of five years.

The CDB also carefully analysed the situation of FC Steaua Bucureşti and, taking into account certain mitigating circumstances, the following sanction has been imposed:

• FC Steaua Bucureşti is not eligible to participate in one UEFA club competition for which the club would otherwise qualify. This sanction is deferred for a probationary period of five years.

All clubs have the opportunity to appeal the decisions of the CDB to the UEFA Appeals Body.

Further, in relation to the individuals of the clubs involved in the cases of Fenerbahçe SK and Beşiktaş JK, the CDB decided that certain additional information will be collected in order to consider in further detail the different position of each of the individuals concerned.