“12 million euros against 4 million and 300,000. The first is the sum paid by presidents to Serie C companies to recapitalize them and adjust them to a liquidity ratio set at 0.7% (which also applies to Serie B). The second, equal to about one third of the first, is the sum paid into the coffers of the Serie A clubs to face the next championship with an index equal to 0.5%. Apart from the obvious disproportion, it is clear that a football, like the Italian one, which matures every year the frightening deficit of one billion and three hundred million euros and which refuses to adapt even to an index of just 0.5% is a distant football. from those recovery and sustainability objectives which constitute an essential prerequisite for its relaunch “. These are the words of the Lega Pro President Francesco Ghirelli the day after all the clubs have submitted an application to register for the next Serie C 2022/23 championship.
“The most heartfelt thanks and sincere admiration should therefore be expressed to the presidents of the Serie C clubs who, despite the current difficulties of the national economy, have, with an admirable effort, laid the foundations for a future without imbalances in the Serie A championship. Lega Pro. I thank the club presidents, who with their entrepreneurial action and a concrete financial sacrifice have given the reputation of football that is good for the country and credibility of the dream factory. In the coming days, it will be my responsibility, on the competent institutional tables, to have tangible recognition in favor of the Serie C clubs ”concludes the number one of the Lega Pro.
The Board of Directors, meeting today, certified to the Federal Commissions the correct fulfillment of the obligations, the verification of which is the responsibility of the Lega Pro, by the 60 companies entitled to participate in the Serie C 2022/23 championship. The process for obtaining National Licenses now provides for the fulfillment of further federal obligations; at the outcome of the investigation, the Federal Council will determine the clubs admitted to participate in the Serie C 2022/23 championship.