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FC Barcelona, Real Madrid – business models and transfer deals

“In the age of Beckham and Rooney, Ronaldo and Zidane, the attempt to commercially control both images and information around football has never been so great. For those players at the pinnacle of the sport the rewards of playing the professional game and the commercial trappings that accompany it are viewed as recognition that their […]

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Neymar’s brand power – his FC Barcelona colleague Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo still beat him but for how long?

Lionel Messi still has more penetration from a sponsorship angle than Neymar in Spain although the potential of Neymar is great and most likely will continue to grow in accordance with his presence in FC Barcelona. We have already seen that Neymar has developed a very powerful personal brand in Brazil and South America and […]

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Football & the ‘transfer circus’ – star players are part of the clubs’ spending spree

Although different European countries are still struggling to recover from the mode of financial crisis, the football economy is different and hence is characterized by a ‘spending spree’. Competent football players are still in high demand. According to FIFA (2013), total income from 5,204 transfers worldwide was $928.8 mio. (£612 mio). Despite the fact that the […]

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The importance of a name and logo in sport branding

Emotional equity also plays a role when sport entities strive to brand or re-brand themselves. Take a look at the citation below: “In February 1927, Toronto’s struggling NHL franchise, the St Patrick’s, was sold to an investor group doing business as the Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey Club, Limited. Managing partner Conn Smythe made two quick […]

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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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