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La Liga Champion Atlético Madrid Cuts Debt By $115M Since Beginning Of The Year

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 22 / 14

La Liga side Atlético Madrid has been "battling a long-standing debt issue in the midst of their success," according to INSIDE SPANISH FOOTBALL. The club has been running debts of around €200M ($257M) over the last five years, but from Oct.1, "this figure will be settled" to around &euro...

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