Nb1’s third place side from the 2009/2010 season, Győr, have been banned from playing in Europe for the next three seasons (2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14) and fined €50,000 in relation to club licensing violations in the 2010/11 season.
Győr, who incredibly beat Montpellier in the third qualifying round of last season’s competition, were banned earlier this afternoon after UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body met yesterday in Nyon to discuss the matter.
Details are quite sketchy at the moment but it is due to finances involving Estonian international Jarmo Ahjupera. Initial thoughts were that it was because they didn’t apply for a UEFA license, and the MLSZ (Hungarian Football Federation), who have also been fined €100,000, just let them participate in the competition anyway.
I’m sure more information will come out shortly, but it’s quite a blow for ETO who had a superb run in last season’s competition getting through the 1st, 2nd and 3rd qualifying round of the Europa League before falling at the last hurdle in the Playoff to Dinamo Zagreb 4-1 on aggregate.