By Henrik Petersen

Christian Seifert resigns

The CEO of the German Football League (DFL) has announced his retirement at the end of his current contract in the summer of 2022.
The DFL, Deutsche Fußball Liga ("German Football League"), is responsible for the entire operating business of the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga leagues.

Christian Seifert has been the CEO since 1 July 2005.

Below is a copy of the official resignment posted on the official website earlier today.

26 October 2020 – Personal statement by DFL CEO Christian Seifert:

“These are demanding times – and they call for clarity and reliability. That applies both to DFL as a whole and to my own professional ambitions. For this reason, I have informed the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of DFL GmbH of my intention to leave the company when my contract expires in June 2022.

It is important to make my decision known now, so that the Supervisory Board have ample time to take account of it in their future organizational planning for DFL GmbH.

In my position at the apex of DFL, I have been able to play an active role in steering the development of what is simultaneously one of the world’s biggest sports leagues and a crucial social institution, and in establishing one of Germany’s most innovative media enterprises. It has been both a pleasure and a privilege to do so.

In two years’ time, I want to begin writing a new chapter in my professional career.

But for as long as I work for DFL, I will continue to focus, with the utmost dedication and ambition, on the current and future challenges facing the organization.”

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