Featured Story

Bundesliga Clubs Spend $366M On New Players During Summer Transfer Period

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 02 / 14

Bundesliga clubs have spent €278.9M ($366M) on 176 players during the summer transfer period ahead of the '14-15 season, according to the DPA. This summer's spending spree "is not far off the league record, which was set ahead of the '12-13 season." In the summer of '12, the clubs spent €2...

Read More

Tags: Europe, Finance

More Stories

05/09/13
Doping Scandal Could Hurt Madrid Bid

Spain’s image "has taken a major blow, but now the question is whether the controversial court ruling on the doping scandal known as 'Operation Puerto' will have a direct effect on the Madrid 2020 Olympic bid," according to Ignacio Naya of BUSINESS DAY LIVE. Welsh road cycling 2008 Beijing Gol ...

Tags: Olympics, Europe

05/09/13
2014 FIBA World Cup To Generate $400M

Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB) President José Luis Sáez said that the 2014 FIBA World Cup basketball tournament in Spain will generate more than $416M, according to José Félix Díaz of EL CONFIDENCIAL. At a Europe Press breakfast Wednesday, Sáez said, "T ...

Tags: Finance, Europe

05/09/13
Internet Campaign Protests Puerto Ruling

The Internet campaign that started a week ago to request that the blood bags from the "Operation Puerto" case not be destroyed has more than 20,000 signatures in Spain, according to the EFE. Ex-cyclist Óscar Freire and athletes Pablo Villalobos, Concha Montaner, Antonio Reina, Luis Alberto Ma ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe

05/09/13
Hamburg SV Expects Record Loss

Bundesliga club Hamburg SV Exec Chair Carl-Edgar Jarchow had already announced that the club "will have a double-digit-million loss," but new reports suggest that "it could be the biggest loss in club history," according to the HAMBURGER ABENDBLATT. A Hamburg-based radio stadion reported that the cl ...

Tags: Finance, Europe

05/08/13
Drouet Accuses John Tomic Of Assault

Tennis Australia "is taking steps to find a new full-time coach" for BERNARD TOMIC after allegations that he was bashed by his father, JOHN , according to Margie McDonald of THE AUSTRALIAN. Tomic's training partner THOMAS DROUET told French sports newspaper L'Equipe that he had "allegedly seen ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, Australia, Europe

05/08/13
FIFA Acts On Racism With Extra Officials

FIFA "has proposed the introduction of extra officials in stadiums to watch out for incidents of racism, plus a two-tier system of sanctions" for teams whose followers indulge in discriminatory behavior, according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. A FIFA statement said the new officials "would identify ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe

05/08/13
Hockey, Football Top Sport1 Ratings

German free-to-air TV channel Sport1 "has recorded convincing ratings for its broadcasts of the 2013 Int'l Ice Hockey Federation World Championship and the 2nd Bundesliga," according to Manuel Nunez Sanchez of QUOTENMETER. The German national team's third world championship game against Slovaki ...

Tags: Media, Europe

05/08/13
Maracanã Construction Costs Explode

The renovation costs of Rio de Janeiro's Maracanã stadium "have almost doubled in comparison to the orginally estimated costs," according to the SID. The Rio de Janeiro Government on Monday announced an additional grant of $99.4M for the Maracanã. Including this new grant, the costs fo ...

Tags: Facilities, Europe

05/08/13
Lazio's Lotito Wants New Stadium Laws

Serie A Lazio President Claudio Lotito "has hit out at current legislation, claiming that Italian clubs need to start owning their own stadiums," according to FOOTBALL ITALIA. Lazio shares its current home ground with rivals Roma, and of the top clubs in Serie A, "only Juventus own, and reap the rew ...

Tags: Facilities, Europe

05/08/13
Big Spenders Watch Striani Case

Big-spending clubs opposed to UEFA's Financial Fair Play regulations "were dealt an unexpected boost" Monday when "an official challenge to the rules was lodged at the European Commission," according to Ian Herbert of the London TELEGRAPH. The complaint, lodged by Belgium-registered agent Daniel Str ...

Tags: Finance, Europe

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug