Former Cardiff City owner suing club over "life president" role

7 February 2020

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Photo: PA Images The High Court case relates to a debt which was settled between Cardiff and Sam Hammam in 2013, resulting from a loan he had provided the club.

Sam Hammam, who owned the club between 2000 and 2006, is seeking damages for breach of contract, according to sources familiar with the matter.

The case relates to a document drawn up to settle debt owed to Hammam by Cardiff.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Cardiff City's former owner Sam Hammam is suing the club, seeking damages for breach of contract, according to sources familiar with the matter.

The High Court case relates to a debt which was settled between Cardiff and Hammam in 2013, resulting from a loan he had provided the club. 

To reduce the amount due, Cardiff agreed to give Hammam privileges like match tickets, car parking spots and access to the club's facilities in a "ceremonial, non-executive role" – also described as a "life president" role.

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