Sporting Clube de Portugal – Futebol, SAD statement
Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland rejects Alvalade appeal
In light of the decision by the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland, which Sporting Clube de Portugal – Futebol SAD learnt of today, the club notes the following:
1 – The Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland has rejected the appeal made by Sporting Clube de Portugal – Futebol, SAD in relation to the so-called “Doyen case”. To this end, the sentence issued by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which ruled that Sporting Clube de Portugal – Futebol, SAD must pay 12 million euros to Doyen (plus interest), is confirmed..
2 – Situations such as this are part may reasons which have forced the president of Sporting CP to publicly manifest the shameful state in which football currently finds itself.
3 – Despite our conviction that reason is on our side - which is proven by the support of FIFA and UEFA on various occasion's for Sporting CP's position in relation to the issue of funds in general - it was made clear on various occasions in the club's and SAD's General Assemblies that this process could be lost.
4 – Sporting Clube de Portugal – Futebol, SAD reiterates that the financial impacts of this process have already been integrated into the club's financial results and do not represent any risks whatsoever, including those associated with players transfers or compliance with Fair Play regulations.