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Football′s Secret Trade: How the Player Transfer Market was Infiltrated (Bloomberg)

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PRAISE FOR FOOTBALL′S SECRET TRADE
"Nobody knows more about football′s underbelly than Alex Duff and Tariq Panja. This hugely important book sheds light on the shadows of the game we all love."
Rory Smith, European soccer correspondent, New York Times
"A fascinating insight into the murky finances, backroom deals and shadowy figures that lie behind football′s glamorous façade."
Jonathan Wilson, journalist and author of the award–winning football book Inverting the Pyramid
"Both authors have been preeminent in the investigations of world football′s secret ′third party ownership′ deals. They have untangled a web of intrigue which always has money at its core."
Martyn Ziegler, chief sports reporter, The Times of London
"Tariq Panja is a top–rank journalist, always thorough and far–reaching in his research. Here, he and Alex Duff apply their considerable skills to unpicking the opaque world of ′third party ownership′ in football."
David Conn, sports writer, The Guardian; author of The Beautiful Game? Searching for the Soul of Football
"The authors expertly guide you through the dark maze of football finance."
Stephen Wade, sports correspondent, Associated Press – Rio de Janeiro
"Bravo! Duff and Panja have done us all a service by shining a bright light on football′s underbelly, the practices that reduce humans to horseflesh and football club finances to a casino."
Stefan Szymanski, professor of sports management, Michigan University; co–author Soccernomics
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781119145424
ISBN-10: 1119145422
Pagini: 232
Dimensiuni: 159 x 234 x 24 mm
Greutate: 0.48 kg
Editura: Wiley
Seria Bloomberg

Locul publicării: Chichester, United Kingdom

Public țintă

The book will appeal to a global audience: to anyone with an interest in soccer, sports and business. They will be shocked to learn what goes on behind the scenes of the world′s most popular sport.

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PRAISE FOR FOOTBALL′S SECRET TRADE
"Nobody knows more about football′s underbelly than Alex Duff and Tariq Panja. This hugely important book sheds light on the shadows of the game we all love."
Rory Smith, European soccer correspondent, New York Times
"A fascinating insight into the murky finances, backroom deals and shadowy figures that lie behind football′s glamorous façade."
Jonathan Wilson, journalist and author of the award–winning football book Inverting the Pyramid
"Both authors have been preeminent in the investigations of world football′s secret ′third party ownership′ deals. They have untangled a web of intrigue which always has money at its core."
Martyn Ziegler, chief sports reporter, The Times of London
"Tariq Panja is a top–rank journalist, always thorough and far–reaching in his research. Here, he and Alex Duff apply their considerable skills to unpicking the opaque world of ′third party ownership′ in football."
David Conn, sports writer, The Guardian; author of The Beautiful Game? Searching for the Soul of Football
"The authors expertly guide you through the dark maze of football finance."
Stephen Wade, sports correspondent, Associated Press – Rio de Janeiro
"Bravo! Duff and Panja have done us all a service by shining a bright light on football′s underbelly, the practices that reduce humans to horseflesh and football club finances to a casino."
Stefan Szymanski, professor of sports management, Michigan University; co–author Soccernomics

Cuprins

Prologue 1
1 The Son of Jesús 9
2 The Chess Champion 23
3 The British Tax Exile 41
4 An East End Scandal 53
5 The Prime Minister s Men 67
6 The 100–to–1 Shot 79
7 The Switzerland of South America 93
8 Todo Pasa 107
9 Buenos Aires to Manchester 121
10 I Want 40% for the Boy 137
11 The Pharmacist s Medicine 151
12 Working on a Dream 161
13 The Baur au Lac 175
14 The End Game? 187
Epilogue 199
Bibliography 207
Acknowledgments 209
About the Authors 211
Index 213

Notă biografică

ALEX DUFF is a senior communications expert for FIFPro, the international football players′ union. He has worked as a reporter for UK newspapers and Associated Press in Rio de Janeiro and Bloomberg News in Madrid. He has exposed the business workings behind some of the biggest names in sport, including tennis player Rafael Nadal and the Amaury family, which owns the Tour de France.
TARIQ PANJA has worked as a reporter for the Manchester Evening News, Associated Press and Bloomberg News in London and Rio de Janeiro. He has broken news on some of the biggest stories in soccer, including the takeover of Liverpool, Manchester United′s float on the New York Stock exchange and the unprecedented scandal that threatened to bring down FIFA. After covering Brazil′s bumpy journey towards hosting the World Cup and Summer Olympics, Tariq has returned to the UK and is once again based in London.