The business of football stimulates many publications, studies and articles, which attempt to demonstrate an appreciation of the complex challenges and key issues faced by organisations connected with the football sector.


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Read more Can the African lions meet expectations?


In this article, the KPMG Football Benchmark team examines the performance of African nations in the FIFA World Cup.

Read more Football clubs and the Stock Exchange in 2016


In the late 1990´s and early 2000´s, floating themselves on the stock market in order to raise capital seemed to be the preferred move for many football clubs, especially in the UK. Today only 22 clubs are listed on European stock exchanges and tracked in the Stoxx Europe Football, the main index for European clubs. The general euphoria around football clubs IPOs seems to have tapered off.


In this article, KPMG´s Football Benchmark team analyses the stock market performance of listed football clubs from seven countries (France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Turkey and the UK) for the 2016 calendar year. 

Read more The European Champions Report 2017


Focusing on the champions from eight key European leagues, KPMG’s “European Champions Report” provides broad insights into the continent’s football landscape.

Read more It’s a knockout – domestic cup competitions in Europe’s ‘big five’


Across a number of European countries, the next stage of domestic cup competitions is scheduled for the early weeks of 2017.

Read more Major League Soccer, a challenging rise


Major League Soccer (MLS) 2016 season ended last weekend with Seattle Sounders winning the MLS Cup Final. The league has, once again, set a new attendance record and, as a result of the growing number of globally-recognisable stars, attracted greater interest from the international media.

Read more Juventus FC: Record breaker, history maker


Over the past decade, Juventus FC’s fortunes have contrasted wildly, ranging from off-the pitch problems which led to the first relegation in Serie B in the club’s history to the current period of unprecedented success on the football field.