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Going beyond traditional product offerings to win the hearts of fans in the football economy – case focus on fan relationship management

As part of the professionalization process of the football economy over the past decades, clubs have enhanced their focus on nursing fan relations. Fulltime fan coordinators have been a natural step in this development. This is a way to build a bridge towards meeting the recognition that competition in the football economy is about managing […]

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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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The ongoing debate about who is the best man – Christiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi – sets the tone and marks the high sporting and commercial quality of this year’s semi-finals in the UEFA Champions League

In alignment with the events of Spanish football’s La Liga, the UEFA Champions League has FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Real Madrid’s Christiano Ronaldo in leading roles. Last night, Ronaldo scored his 76th goal in the Champions League tournament when his team Real Madrid faced Juventus in the first leg of semi-finals. He now moved […]

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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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