The German clubs are one of the biggest and the richest clubs in Europe, but are not allowed to participate in this league.
Clubs like Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen etc have an important impact over the European football.
The reason for these restrictions are that most clubs in Germany are under the 50+1 rule, which says commercial investors cannot have more than a 49% stake and that fans have a majority of voting rights.
The fans hold a majority of their own voting rights. Under German Football League’s rules, football clubs will not be allowed to play in the Bundesliga if commercial investors have more than a 49 percent stake.
A great quote from BVB CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke. “A German fan traditionally has close ties to his club. And if he has the feeling he’s no longer treated as a fan, but a customer, we’ll have a problem.”
This depicts the feelings of the club’s that they have with their fans and how well they are treated by there respected clubs.