1/2/2011 Despite Chelsea’s 80 million euros transfer deadline day spend on Fernando Torres and David Luiz, chief executive Ron Gourlay insists the club is “moving in the right direction” to comply with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations. Spanish star is now the third most expensive player in the history of the game. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
11/1/2011 Michel Platini says Europe’s top clubs risk exclusion from the Champions League if they don’t get their finances in order, as UEFA reports collective losses for the 655 top-flight clubs of 1.2 billion euros. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
7/1/2011 The Spanish footballing giants are the top-earning club with a $866,000 share of FIFA’s allocation of World Cup profits to 400 clubs from 55 member associations… Vauxhall Motors expected to be announced as major sponsor of Football Association next week… MLS newcomers Portland Timbers near season ticket sellout.
10/11/2010 IMG Worldwide teams up with Brazilian conglomerate EBX Group founded by the world’s eighth richest man… Chelsea FC covets Asian sponsorship dollars… United Arab Emirates Football Association partners with Volkswagen… Vodacom develops its support of South African football.
27/10/2010 The FIFA cash-for-votes bidding scandal has Sony reconsidering its World Cup sponsorship… Sony and Coca-Cola partner with Soccerex Global Convention… Chelsea extend Adidas deal… McDonald’s strikes Welsh agreement… Helios Partners Europe launches. More inside…
5/10/2010 Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas will seek to inject some life into Spain-Portugal’s flagging bid campaign for the 2018 World Cup at the Leaders in Football conference. INSIDER editor Mark Bisson reports.
9/8/2010 World Football Insider rounds up the 10 things you need to know about the global football business today.
Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Singha Beer as the club’s official beer sponsor. The four-year deal will see the Thai beer company become a platinum partner of the club, following the most successful season in Chelsea’s history that saw them win both the Premier League title and the FA Cup
18/6/2010 Double winners Chelsea and Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United start their campaigns against newly-promoted West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United… More key fixtures inside
Chelsea’s hopes of a first EPL and FA Cup double may be hindered by manager Carlo Ancelotti’s absence to answer questions in the Calciopoli trial in Naples next week.