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Football’s sociocultural appeal moves customers and market shares – case of El Clásico

Top football thrives due to the popularity of the game on a global scale and its roots in a sociocultural context. Rivalries and local derbies are at the center of attention in this sociocultural perspective of football. In an era characterized by the terminology of the ‘global village’, these matches mirror passionate pastime entertainment with […]

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FC Barcelona is on top of the football world once again – case of the UEFA Champions League Final and its impact on FC Barcelona’s reputational capital

Photos: FC Barcelona players celebrating the ‘treble’ achievement (source: official Twitter accounts of FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu, Andrés Iniesta and Neymar Jr.) Both FC Barcelona and Juventus fought to claim the perfect season in Saturday’s UEFA Champions League Final as both teams played to win the ‘treble’. Italian and Spanish teams dominate the […]

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What factors are most important when building brand value in football?

Photo: FC Bayern Munich’s brand value 2014 (source: Brand Finance). According to a recent study from Brand Finance, FC Bayern Munich still comes out as the no. 1 ‘football brand’ measured on brand value in 2014. The switch from Juup Heynckes to Pep Guardiola has been rather smooth for the German powerhouse and Guardiola has […]

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Bayern Munich’s brand value was given a ‘boost’ based on European success

According to Brand Finance’s report ‘The Brand Finance® Football 50 2013’, Bayern Munich has surpassed Manchester United to become ‘the most valuable football brand of 2013’. Manchester United was no. 1 in 2012 in front of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, and Chelsea. In this year’s top 5, the only change is that Bayern […]

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