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Football and power – an inevitable marriage in the most popular sport worldwide

Football is a ‘money game’, which I have highlighted in previous posts on this blog. As a result of the huge flow of money in the most appealing and popular sport globally, there are also significant ramifications such as the natural power battles and missions, which are often interrelated with apparent cashflows. Football has undergone […]

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Analytical highlights from football’s transfer market – market activities and mobility patterns

Based on data from the FIFA Transfer Matching System GmbH (FIFA TMS, 2014), the volume of international transfers concluded in 2013 increased to 12,309 (+4.4% compared to 2012). On the 31st of January 2013, FIFA TMS reported 302 transfers on what was coined the year’s busiest day. Some key facts related to market activity and […]

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Transformation, framing and the cultural DNA of football’s transfer market in the postmodern era

Football’s transfer window activities have evolved over the years. Now, we are in the middle of another transfer window (January, 2014) and all the meaning associated with this. It marks isolated periods of time in which a football club can buy and sell and thus transfer players to re-structure its roster. In today’s professional football […]

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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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