football business

Man City stake sale brings record-breaking valuation
Khaldoon Al Mubarak and Pep Guardiola
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Man City stake sale brings record-breaking valuation

US investment firm Silver Lake has concluded a deal worth $500m for 10% of Manchester City’s parent company
28 Nov 2019
Forbes sport rich list: Messi beats Ronaldo to No.1 spot
Barcelona and Argentina star striker Lionel Messi celebrates a goal in La Liga
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Forbes sport rich list: Messi beats Ronaldo to No.1 spot

Top 100 highest-paid athletes earn a combined £3.14bn in the past 12 months
11 Jun 2019
Football agents: honest brokers or greedy sharks?
Premier League title challengers Liverpool were the biggest spenders for agents’ fees
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Football agents: honest brokers or greedy sharks?

Agents received £260m from the 20 EPL clubs from February 2018 to January 2019
5 Apr 2019
Barclays WSL deal a ‘landmark moment’ for women’s football
Manchester City drew 2-2 with Chelsea in the FA Women’s Super League in February
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Barclays WSL deal a ‘landmark moment’ for women’s football

The multi-year sponsorship is believed to be worth more than £10m
21 Mar 2019
Chelsea takeover: will Britain’s richest man buy the Blues?
Ineos group chairman Sir Jim Ratcliffe is set to become the new owner of Team Sky
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Chelsea takeover: will Britain’s richest man buy the Blues?

Sir Jim Ratcliffe is also set to add cycling’s Team Sky to his portfolio
19 Mar 2019
Chelsea given two-window transfer ban and fine by Fifa
Chelsea flag flies at Stamford Bridge
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Chelsea given two-window transfer ban and fine by Fifa

Premier League club will appeal after being found to have breached rules for signing youth players
22 Feb 2019
Real Madrid return to the top of football’s money league
Real Madrid have won three Uefa Champions League titles in a row
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Real Madrid return to the top of football’s money league

It’s a La Liga one-two as Manchester United slip to third place
24 Jan 2019

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Bookies agree ban on TV betting adverts during live sport
A Bet365 advert featuring the actor Ray Winstone
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Bookies agree ban on TV betting adverts during live sport

UK Government welcomes the ‘whistle-to-whistle’ broadcast proposals
6 Dec 2018
Brexit: Premier League rejects FA’s player quota plan
Premier League
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Brexit: Premier League rejects FA’s player quota plan

EPL says there is no evidence stronger quotas will improve the England team
22 Nov 2018
Susanna Dinnage: who is the Premier League’s new chief?
Susanna Dinnage will become the Premier League’s new chief executive in early 2019
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Susanna Dinnage: who is the Premier League’s new chief?

She will replace Richard Scudamore when he steps down next month
14 Nov 2018
Manchester City owners target more clubs and global growth
Manchester City Premier League
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Manchester City owners target more clubs and global growth

City Football Group already has six clubs in its portfolio and is aiming for more
11 Oct 2018
Arsenal adidas kit deal: concepts and bruised banana return
Ian Wright Arsenal bruised banana kit 1991
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Arsenal adidas kit deal: concepts and bruised banana return

Agreement is thought to be worth £300m over five seasons
8 Oct 2018
Premier League Brexit fears: top flight seeks exemption
Riyad Mahrez N’Golo Kante Brexit
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Premier League Brexit fears: top flight seeks exemption

How leaving the EU could impact the sport and the signing of players
6 Sep 2018
Kroenke’s Arsenal bid: what it means for the club and fans
Stan Kroenke Arsenal takeover
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Kroenke’s Arsenal bid: what it means for the club and fans

Arsenal Supporters’ Trust says the offer marks a ‘dreadful day’ for the Gunners
7 Aug 2018
Transfer window summer 2018: when is the deadline?
Alisson Becker Liverpool transfer news
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Transfer window summer 2018: when is the deadline?

There will be two deadline days this summer - one in England and one international
6 Aug 2018
Video: is this the best sports stadium in the world?
Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta Falcons Atlanta United
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Video: is this the best sports stadium in the world?

The home of NFL and MLS in Atlanta cost $1.5bn to build and its roof has been described as an architectural icon
26 Jul 2018
Ronaldo effect: economics of big transfer to Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus transfer
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Ronaldo effect: economics of big transfer to Juventus

KPMG’s Football Benchmark looks at the exciting numbers following CR7’s move from Madrid to Turin
24 Jul 2018
Football’s evolution: Euro league and Fifa’s Project Trophy
European super League Fifa Project Trophy Man City vs Man Utd
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Football’s evolution: Euro league and Fifa’s Project Trophy

Arsene Wenger predicts a rival to the Premier League while Fifa holds secret talks with Europe’s biggest clubs
11 May 2018
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