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Football Economy: The English Premier League broke the transfer spending record

The English Premier League broke with a summer transfer spending of £870 mio. the previous transfer window shopping record. This is an increase of approximately 4% from last year’s record of £835 mio. Another record was broken on the transfer market as the accumulative spending for the January and summer transfer windows surpassed the £1 […]

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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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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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