Ligue 1 president ‘answers’ Thebes: ‘In 18 years, only three clubs have won your league’ – France

Kylian Mbappe’s renewal with Paris Saint-Germain, having been so close to signing with Real Madrid, continues to generate a lot of interest in the international press. On Thursday, Vincent Labron, president of the French Football League, sent a letter to Javier Tebas, president of the Spanish Football League and the European Leagues, to get the latest statements about the alleged competitive and financial inequality present in the French championship.

In a long message shared today by many of Spain’s major sports media, Vicente Labron lists all the main themes of his latest criticism and references to Javier Tebas, recalling the differences between the two leagues. [francês e espanhol, entendamos]recalling the difference between the two countries in terms of spending on players and/or transfers in recent years.


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The Spanish League complains to the European Football Association about the Paris Saint-Germain agreement with Mbappe:

The full message from the president of the French League, Javier Tebas:

“We want to express our disapproval, but also our unease, at his recent attacks against Ligue 1 and one of our clubs. We are even more shocked by these attacks because he is the President of the European Leagues (allegedly representing all European leagues, including Ligue 1) and a member of the UEFA Executive Committee (who His role is to advance the collective interests of European football.) Attacks on Ligue 1 and one of our clubs, Paris Saint-Germain, and one of our players, Kylian Mbappé, based on his own interpretation of financial unsustainability and competitive imbalance, which he repeatedly attributes to Ligue 1 and one of our clubs” .

“First, I would say that in terms of financial stability and sustainability, two of your clubs [da Liga espanhola]They broke many records in the last decade. In terms of transfer values, these two clubs have broken the player salary cap, as Real Madrid currently relies on two of the highest paid players in world football. In terms of debt, Barcelona is said to currently owe 1,500 million euros, although the European Court of Justice found that Real Madrid and Barcelona benefited from illegal state aid. In the past 10 years, La Liga has spent 32% more on players than in Ligue 1..”

“The fact that you have taken this position publicly, and repeatedly, against the Ligue 1 with the aim of discrediting our league and one of our clubs is clearly unacceptable and wrong. The fact that you have done so even as president of the European Leagues – representing League 1 – is not only an insult, it is also an insult. Completely inappropriate.”

“The financial sustainability rules, which he has repeatedly complained about, are the same ones he helped put in place and were recently approved by the UEFA Executive Committee on May 10, 2022. Secondly, in terms of competitive balance, his position lacks some consistency. Year, Barcelona and Real Madrid have won With 7 finals in the Champions League, that’s in 9 consecutive years.In 18 years, only three clubs have won their league [espanhola], with 16 of those years belonging to only two teams. During the same period, 7 different clubs won the league, while one team in Germany won the league in 10 consecutive years. The focus remains on permanent and continuous attacks on our league. On the issue of competitive imbalance, I note that he does not mention the significant tax difference and social security that French clubs are subject to heavy penalties compared to clubs in their own country. Moreover, the peak of the competitive imbalance was the emergence of the European Premier League, which was founded and is still held by two of its clubs. ”

“Finally, the last comment would be a simple petition to start treating the players in our league, and all European football, with a certain respect. When Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos and others left their league – by choice – last year, rather than in recognition of the quality of the players, he decided to comment on his age and spoke poorly. About our league Now it appears his disrespectful slander is directed at Kylian Mbappe, widely known as one of the best players in the world and someone who simply did not join your league by choice, despite receiving a similar offer. Unlike your league, the Ligue 1 applauds and promotes players, both in our league and across Europe, including in your Liga,” it can be read.

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