Global Business of Soccer Recap

 

Here are some of the top stories from around the global soccer industry from last week…

 

BoS_James Real MadridJames Nets More in Monaco (Business of Soccer)

Real Madrid recently completed the transfer of James Rodriguez from AS Monaco for US$108M (€84M, £63M), the fourth highest transfer fee paid for a player in the history of soccer.  The move is a result of the young Colombian’s breakout performance at this summer’s World Cup, supplemented by consistently impressive form over the past few years in Europe.

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Soccer formation tactics on a blackboardWhere Do Soccer Players Go When They Retire (Part 2: Coaching) (Business of Soccer)

Former pro athletes are no strangers to broadcasting sets and soccer is no different.  This week  looks at another branch of the former professional careers tree, and like last week, it finds its inspiration from another USMNT standout: Landon Donovan.

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Football supporters protest over ticket pricesPremier League Ticket Prices Causes Uproar Amongst Supporters Ahead of 2014-15 Campaign (Business of Soccer)

Today there will be a very different “March to the Match” in London as Premier League fans join together to show their frustration with the Football Association (FA) and its clubs about the rise in ticket prices. The Football Supporter’s Federation (FSF) is leading the march on the FA’s headquarters that will begin from London’s Marble Arch.

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Manchester-City-and-sheik-006Follow The Money: Middle Eastern Influence on Global Soccer (Part 1: U.A.E) (Business of Soccer)

It’s been said that an optimal method to get to the bottom of many political or social question or problem is to ‘follow the money’.  Even for a game like soccer, any questions about the professional sport can always be tied back to money.  Cash is king in the professional soccer industry.  In the past few years, Europe has seen a rise in cash from one of the most unlikely places: the Middle East.

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Dortmund Exceed Turnover Target for 2013/14 (Reuters)

Borussia Dortmund beat their target to post a turnover of more than 260 million euros ($347.91 million) in 2013/2014, down from 305 million the previous year when it was boosted by transfer revenues, the club said on Thursday.

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Suarez FCBSuarez Ban for Biting Upheld as Striker Cleared to Train (Bloomberg)
Uruguay striker Luis Suarez lost an appeal against the four-month ban from soccer he received for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup. However, he will be able to begin training with his new club Barcelona, the Court of Arbitration for Sport, or CAS, said in an e-mailed statement. Suarez transferred to the Spanish club from Liverpool following the June 24 biting incident.

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Platini UEFAUEFA to Name Euro 2020 Host Cities in September (FC Business)

The decision to stage a “EURO for Europe” in various major cities throughout the continent follows an initial idea presented by the UEFA President Michel Platini in consultation with UEFA’s member associations, and it was ratified by the UEFA Executive Committee at its meeting in Lausanne in December 2012.

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BPL LogoTalksport Renews Global Premier League Deal Through 2019 (Soccerex)

Talksport has renewed its contract with the Premier League and will continue as its global audio partner until the end of the 2018/19 season. As with Talksport’s current four-year contract, which is set to expire at the end of the 2015/16, the package includes international audio rights in all languages in all territories outside the UK and Ireland for live commentary of all 380 games a season.

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columbus-crew-stadium-9238New Columbus Crew President Andy Loughnane Arrives with Rebrand, New Facility Priorities (MLS)

After a year of owning the Columbus Crew, chairman and investor-operator Anthony Precourt has configured his front office. The Crew announced at a press conference before Saturday’s sold-out match against the LA Galaxy that the club has hired Andy Loughnaneto the newly created position president of business operations.

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nycfcbadgeNYCFC’s ‘Third Rail’ Already Thriving (Soccer Newsday)

The Third Rail has come a very long way from its humble beginnings in its first meeting back in February, gathering in the Football Factory, the basement of Legends Sports Bar of midtown Manhattan. Back then, the founding fathers of what is now New York City Football Club’s only officially-recognized supporter’s club didn’t even have a name yet and only had a few dozen people in attendance.

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