Blatter: Bundesliga an example

FIFA president Sepp Blatter believes Bayern Munich and the Bundesliga can be role models to the rest of the world.

Last Updated: 20/07/13 at 11:45 Post Comment

Bayern Munich: Champions of Europe last season

Bayern Munich: Champions of Europe last season

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Speaking to Munich's Tz newspaper, the Swiss heaped praise on Bayern's treble-winning exploits whilst also praising the way the Bundesliga is run.

"What Bayern achieved last year was simply amazing," he said. "It was not only successful football, but it was above all technically beautiful football."

With Bayern and Borussia Dortmund contesting last season's Champions League final, the state of the German game has never been so healthy.

With some of the lowest ticket prices, the biggest crowds and, at the same time, profitable and well-run clubs, the Bundesliga is leading the way, according to Blatter.

"The clubs are absolutely healthy in terms of finances and there are many big players in the teams, while they are also successful in Europe," he added.

"Generally, the Bundesliga is a role model for other leagues. The way the league is run and how the clubs are controlled - I just have to say hats off to them."

The 2013/14 Bundesliga season starts on August 9 with Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke regarded as the favourites to provide any challenge at all to runaway favourites Bayern, under their new coach Pep Guardiola.

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

his specializing in mediocrity will only stop when Wenger and his entire back room staff are cleared out. Dortmund are everything Arsenal should be; in fact they're everything Arsenal thought they were, until they met this supreme doppelg nger.

dr soccer
The Bitter Taste Of Arsenal Déjà Vu

D

isgusting. Shambolic. Pathetic. Embarassing. Inept. Below par. Painful. Horrible. Sickening. Frustrating. Wasteful. 11 adjectives to describe the 11 professionals on the pitch. I have never been so frustrated. Losing I can handle, but negligence and years of the same mistake is just becoming a joke now. One that isn't even funny anymore.

mootilated
The Bitter Taste Of Arsenal Déjà Vu

T

he worst performance since Wenger took charge. A spineless, gutless cowardly performance. Wenger and the players should hand their weeks wages to the fans. Useless pathetic amateurs.

popularpete,
Wenger bemoans poor display

Footer 365

Premier League: Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez battling testicular cancer

Newcastle United winger Jonas Gutierrez has revealed he has been receiving treatment for testicular cancer.

Champions League: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits Dortmund deserved victory

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits his side were 'average' following their 2-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund.

Champions League: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers praises side after Ludogorets win

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers praised his side's character as they battled to a late 2-1 win over Ludogorets.

Mail Box

Who's More Miserable - Baggies Or Mags?

There's not a lot to choose between the misery of West Brom fans and the misery of Newcastle fans. We have mails on them, 'only QPR' and lots on Man United...

Forget it, Ronaldo Won't Come Back

A varied morning mailbox, with thoughts on Ronaldo, Daley Blind = Michael Carrick, Ed Woodward redemption, stick with Pardew, QPR's name change and marbles...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property