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FIFA 2.0: The Vision for the Future


This report presents how FIFA will guide international football in a rapidly changing world, one with opportunities, risks and responsibilities that have never been more challenging.

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Can clubs succeed at monetizing their social media following?


In this article, KPMG’s Football Benchmark team analyses the correlation between a club’s social media followers (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) and commercial revenues at the most popular clubs on those platforms. 

Atlético de Madrid: The rise of a new contender


In December 2011, when Atlético de Madrid appointed Diego Simeone as manager, the club was 10th in LaLiga and struggling to regain their position at the top of Spanish football. Almost five years later, the club’s results - both on and off the field of play - could not be more different.

Is there life beyond the "big-five" leagues?


In this article, the KPMG Football Benchmark team analyses some of the characteristics of a selection of leagues outside of the “big five”: the Süper Lig (Turkey), the Eredivisie (The Netherlands), the Primeira Liga (Portugal) and the Ekstraklasa (Poland).

2016-17 record transfers: Inflated expenditure or within industry standards?


The KPMG Football Benchmark team has analysed the correlation between fees paid for the transfer of the most expensive footballers in recent years and the operating revenues of the clubs at the point of acquisition.

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