Football finance

Betting sponsorship: sport’s next crisis
Crystal Palace and West Ham are two Premier League clubs sponsored by gambling companies
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Betting sponsorship: sport’s next crisis

Football and darts will be hit hard by shake up of gambling advertising laws
1 Feb 2021
Covid and football: £1.7bn loss for Europe’s 20 richest clubs
Barcelona against Juventus in a Champions League match at an empty Camp Nou
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Covid and football: £1.7bn loss for Europe’s 20 richest clubs

Barcelona top the Money League, but their finances have taken a huge hit
26 Jan 2021
Why have Bury been expelled from the football league?
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Why have Bury been expelled from the football league?

Bid for troubled club collapsed 90 minutes before the takeover deadline
28 Aug 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
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
Infographic: Man Utd still the world’s richest football club
Man Utd Deloitte Football Money League 2018 football business
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Infographic: Man Utd still the world’s richest football club

United beat Real Madrid to top spot in the Deloitte Football Money League
23 Jan 2018
Agents earn £1.1bn and Man Utd rake in the revenues
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Agents earn £1.1bn and Man Utd rake in the revenues

Uefa reveals boom in transfer fees, wages and profits for Europe’s top football clubs
17 Jan 2018

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Vodafone pulls out of West Ham stadium naming rights deal
West Ham Olympic stadium
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Vodafone pulls out of West Ham stadium naming rights deal

The Hammers are still looking for a sponsor a year after they moved to the Olympic stadium in Newham
16 May 2017
Mino Raiola: Six facts about football's super-agent
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Mino Raiola: Six facts about football's super-agent

Who is the tracksuit-wearing businessman who saved Mario Balotelli's house from fire and made millions from Paul Pogba?
11 May 2017
Fifa seeks 'clarification' over Man United Pogba deal
Mino Raiola
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Fifa seeks 'clarification' over Man United Pogba deal

Could agent Mino Raiola have breached third-party ownership rules?
10 May 2017
Newcastle United MD Lee Charnley arrested in tax raid
 Lee Charnley, Mike Ashley, Newcastle United
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Newcastle United MD Lee Charnley arrested in tax raid

Mike Ashley's right-hand man held in HMRC inquiry targeting newly-promoted Magpies and West Ham
26 Apr 2017
World Cup 2018: Fifa and Russia face 'sponsorship crisis'
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World Cup 2018: Fifa and Russia face 'sponsorship crisis'

Only ten backers are on board for next year's tournament, with football's governing body making a loss of almost £300m last year
25 Apr 2017
Premier League clubs call for Brexit immigration exemption
Juan Mata
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Premier League clubs call for Brexit immigration exemption

Football bosses call on government to safeguard future of players after country leaves EU
31 Mar 2017
Spurs still not sure if they will leave White Hart Lane
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Spurs still not sure if they will leave White Hart Lane

Chairman Daniel Levy delays Wembley decision until he has 'greater certainty' on Tottenham's new home
29 Mar 2017
Man Utd answer 'small team' jibe with record revenues
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Man Utd answer 'small team' jibe with record revenues

Atletico Madrid chief scorns Red Devils' pursuit of Antoine Griezmann a day before club posts quarterly profits of £37.6m
9 Feb 2017
Premier League agrees massive £560m TV deal with China
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Premier League agrees massive £560m TV deal with China

Three-year contract is worth ten times the current deal but reflects China's sudden interest in football
18 Nov 2016
Shakira and Gerard Pique find Barcelona a new shirt sponsor
Barcelona
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Shakira and Gerard Pique find Barcelona a new shirt sponsor

Spanish club signs a deal with Japanese online shopping firm Rakuten and will use the money to keep Lionel Messi
17 Nov 2016
Manchester United lead the way in race for sponsors
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Manchester United lead the way in race for sponsors

Virgin Money signs on at Old Trafford as other clubs cash in on sponsorship deals for training kit
18 Jul 2016
AC Milan scrape the barrel with pre-match haka for Nivea
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AC Milan scrape the barrel with pre-match haka for Nivea

Actors perform a version of the Maori war cry before San Siro match to promote skincare product
22 Apr 2016
Leicester investigated over King Power sponsorship
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Leicester investigated over King Power sponsorship

Claims of 'financial doping' in the season they won promotion could tarnish Premier League achievement
12 Apr 2016
Premier League clubs 'in talks for Euro super league'
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Premier League clubs 'in talks for Euro super league'

Representatives of England's biggest teams forced to deny breakaway plans after meeting called by US billionaire
2 Mar 2016
Liverpool FC pick official supplier of coconut water
Thai Liverpool
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Liverpool FC pick official supplier of coconut water

Reds sign deal with Thai brand Chaokoh as they expand their sponsors in south-east Asia
26 Feb 2016
Man Utd record revenues can cushion Champions League blow
Ed Woodward
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Man Utd record revenues can cushion Champions League blow

Old Trafford on course to turnover £500m in a single year, but will it arrest share price slump?
11 Feb 2016
Arsene Wenger hints at Arsenal succession plan at stormy AGM
Arsene Wenger
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Arsene Wenger hints at Arsenal succession plan at stormy AGM

Long-serving manager says he wants whoever takes over at the Emirates to do even better than him, amid shareholder discontent over finances
16 Oct 2015
FFP to be relaxed: is Premier League TV deal to blame?
UEFA President Michel Platini
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FFP to be relaxed: is Premier League TV deal to blame?

Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool concerned about Uefa decision to 'ease' regulations
19 May 2015
Tim Sherwood in the dark over shock £150m Villa takeover
Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood
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Tim Sherwood in the dark over shock £150m Villa takeover

Consortium led by former Arsenal defender Tony Adams and ex-Chelsea executive raising capital for takeover
8 May 2015
Emirates FA Cup: controversy over £30m sponsorship deal
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Emirates FA Cup: controversy over £30m sponsorship deal

After a season without a sponsor the FA is prepared to sell naming rights to the FA Cup
29 Apr 2015
Liverpool sign new £30m shirt deal with Standard Chartered
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Liverpool sign new £30m shirt deal with Standard Chartered

New deal extends link up to 2019 but remains less lucrative than those of Premier League rivals
22 Apr 2015
Premier League live rights: new TV deal could raise £5.5bn
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Premier League live rights: new TV deal could raise £5.5bn

Second round of bidding could see broadcasters pay an average of almost £11m per live game
10 Feb 2015
Chelsea stars Hazard, Costa and Fabregas valued at £192m
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Chelsea stars Hazard, Costa and Fabregas valued at £192m

Eleven Blues stars among the most valuable players in Europe are worth £162m more than they cost
7 Jan 2015
MAN UTD: £10m Champions League hit
Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal
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MAN UTD: £10m Champions League hit

Revenues down ten per cent as club ponder money-spinning overseas friendlies
18 Nov 2014
Man Utd debt could mean FFP fine as Man City petition Uefa
Anti-Glazer protests at Manchester United
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Man Utd debt could mean FFP fine as Man City petition Uefa

City complain over clubs with huge debts as Arsenal get Champions League seeding blow
10 Oct 2014
Liverpool FFP probe: three ways the Reds could escape
Liverpool Players
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Liverpool FFP probe: three ways the Reds could escape

Anfield under investigation over its finances but the club believe they can avoid punishment
26 Sep 2014
SPURS: US takeover deal called off
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SPURS: US takeover deal called off

Cain Hoy announces that it has 'terminated' its interest in Tottenham Hotspur and will not make an offer
25 Sep 2014