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UEFA Champions League reflecting the appealing spectacle of professional football

Different scholars have brought much in-depth knowledge about why sports fans engage with professional sports properties (Funk & James, 2001; Funk, 2001; Kahle & Close). The UEFA Champions League tournament and this year’s quarter finals exemplify some of these patterns. The general motivational factors tied to sports event participation and/or viewership, i.e. socialization, performance, excitement, […]

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UEFA Champions League – a perfect example of global sports hero production

As the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League kicks off tonight when Paris Saint-Germain faces Chelsea FC and Shakhtar Donetsk welcomes FC Bayern Munich, football (soccer) fans worldwide will be witnessing yet another example of football’s penetrative force to produce global sports heroes. The competitive edge of the UEFA Champions League is the […]

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Football players are social media stars with an ability to generate eyeballs and money

In the contemporary commercial football industry, the identities of football fans tend to have a tribal nature in which certain behavioral fan patterns highlight the celebrated stardom of professional football players. Last week, I wrote a post (see here) about whether or not sports sponsors have a responsibility for the creation of enhanced fan experiences. […]

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Top five European football leagues dominate the shirt sponsorship market

An accumulated €580 mio. is the amount that is generated from key shirt sponsorships for the 2014/2015 season in the top five European football leagues, i.e. the English Premier League, the German Bundesliga, the Italian Serie A, the Spanish La Liga, and the French Ligue 1 (Sports Marketing Frontiers, 2014). Figure 1: Top 15 shirt […]

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The UEFA EURO 2020 will become a positive investment for the Danish FA and Danish football in general

This past week, a delegation from Sport Event Denmark and the Danish FA (DBU) went to Switzerland to experience that Copenhagen won the bid as one of 13 host cities in 13 different European countries to host part of the UEFA EURO 2020 tournament. That is fantastic news for Denmark in general but also particularly […]

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