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Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Says China Most Promising Market For Club

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 29 / 15

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said that "China has become Bayern Munich's most important market" as the Bundesliga club foresees "a bright picture after the nation launched a reform plan on football," according to Zheng Daojin of XINHUA. Rummenigge stressed that China "has the greatest pot...

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