While the 50+1 Rule somewhat limits the Bundesliga teams’ financial capabilities, it ensures that football remains associated to its fans and enshrines the mantra: “Football first, business second”, a rule so engraved within the heart of the football community. When doubters question the merit of such a rule, let success stories such as Flick’s stint at Bayern make the noise!
A case study on the Indian Volleyball Federation In the era of globalisation, the similarities between sports and businesses are ever increasing. The monopolistic nature of sports organisations and the inherent need for maintaining competitive balance between teams have resulted in the introduction of many forms of economic restraints like revenue-sharing, spending caps, drafts, non-tampering … Continue reading Indian Competition Law in Sports
With the MLS reluctant to give up their centralised power, it appears the single-entity structure is here to stay…for now. Tweet Major League Soccer (“MLS”) was founded in 1993 as part of the United States successful bid to host the 1994 FIFA World Cup. Since its inception, the MLS has grown into one of the … Continue reading Major League Soccer’s Single-Entity Structure
After several years, it has finally been confirmed that in 2019 Ecuadorian football will begin a new chapter by having their own Professional Football League (EPFL). The new league is poised to bring about a number of significant (and positive) changes, including: a sales process for TV rights, mechanisms to protect the rights of teams … Continue reading Football in Ecuador
When we think about football, we've come a long way from English villages kicking a pigs bladder between them. Football has become a commercial product, extending far beyond the pitch. For example: Cristiano Ronaldo is the most followed Instagram user with 190 million followers. Not a politician, not a singer, not an actor, but a … Continue reading Image Rights of Footballers