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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 Is excessive wage spending on the decline?

30.06.2015

Measuring a football club’s spending on total staff costs in comparison to how much it generates in total revenue has become one of the most often used high level indicators of performance. The resulting calculation can give a snapshot of the financial health of a football club, demonstrating how efficiently it manages its resources.

Read more Champions League success appears challenging with total wage spend of less than €200m

16.06.2015

As the 2014/15 season draws to a close, analysis from KPMG’s Sports practice suggests that, whilst success at domestic level across the European ‘big five’ leagues is possible with total wage expenditure of less than €200m, it is proving increasingly difficult to become European champion without going above this level.

Read more ECA Club Management Guide (extract)

18.05.2015

This publication is a unique mixture of practical and conceptual football club management, focusing on club core activities, environment and strategies. The ECA Club Management Guide is a collation of club representatives’ practical experiences in managing a football club

Read more ECA Women Club Football Analysis

04.02.2015

This report of the ECA analyses women's football from a club perspective. Topics such as women's club structure, relations with stakeholders as well as key success and constraint factors in the women's game are addressed.

Read more Bundesliga Report 2015

02.01.2015

This report presents the aggregated financial results of the 2013/2014  season. Focus is given to the record revenues achieved for the tenth consecutive year, growth in worldwide media rights, as well as to the overall socio-economic impact generated by the by the German football industry in terms of jobs created, tax and social contributions paid. 

Read more Bundesliga Report 2016

07.04.2014

This report presents the aggregated financial results of the Bundesliga 2014/2015  season, in which the German competition recorded revenues of €2.6 billion.