"I have very much enjoyed working with my colleagues from the League Association board and the DFL supervisory board over the past few years," said Dr. Rauball. "Together with the clubs and the DFL management, we have found solutions to various issues, including the new television deal, safety and the preservation of the 50+1 rule. We have laid the foundations for a successful footballing future. The Bundesliga is going from strength to strength in sporting, business and economic terms and I would like to contribute to its continued success."
The qualified lawyer has been at the head of the League Association since 2007 and was unanimously re-elected three years ago by the clubs of the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2. The next election takes place on 7 August this year at the League Association's Annual General Meeting in Berlin. Aside from the presidential election, which, by statute, doubles as the election for the chairman of the DFL supervisory board, the future composition of the League Association Board and the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga supervisory board will also be decided.