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    1. Fast FT

      July 4, 2016

      European Commission stings Spain over 'illegal' football aid

      The European Commission has confirmed that it has ordered seven Spanish football clubs to pay back aid deemed to be in...

    2. Fast FT

      May 27, 2016

      Manchester United appoints Mourinho on three-year deal

      The Special Done. Manchester United has finally confirmed the appointment of former Chelsea boss José Mourinho as its...

    1. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      Louis van Gaal ousted after Man Utd FA Cup win

      The worst-kept secret in football was finally confirmed on Monday as Louis van Gaal was replaced by José Mourinho as...

    2. FT Data

      March 28, 2016

      Explore the changing tides of European footballing power

      John Burn-Murdoch England’s Premier League is enjoying one of its most competitive seasons for years, but at the same...

    3. FT Data

      January 21, 2016

      The rouble, oil rigs, Deutsche Bank charges, and football revenues: the day in four charts

      January 21: the day in four charts Today’s top stories: As markets slide in many places, the Russian rouble is in big...

    4. Brussels Blog

      November 12, 2015

      Ireland (still) ♥ Apple

      With Margrethe Vestager handing down her decision last month that Starbucks and Fiat received unfair tax benefits from...

    5. FT Data

      November 2, 2015

      Could Wayne Rooney learn from Raúl's move to Schalke?

      Wayne Rooney’s recent form has been the topic of heated debate this season, with the Manchester United forward...

    6. FT Data

      August 10, 2015

      Where should you go to watch the best football in Europe?

      By John Burn-Murdoch Europe’s top football leagues get under way throughout August, with England’s Premier League and...

    7. FT Data

      May 17, 2015

      Robin van Persie and Daniel Sturridge: the danger of relying on injury-prone players for goals

      By John Burn-Murdoch and Gavin Jackson Last week we looked at the top goalscorers in modern European football,...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      June 18, 2014

      China's football academy

      Kevin Frayer/Getty Young Chinese football players attend classes after training at the Evergrande International...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      April 14, 2014

      Children watch the Rebel Cup

      Nacho Doce/Reuters Children watch a soccer match held by activists as part of the “Rebel Cup” in downtown São Paulo....

    10. FT Data

      January 21, 2014

      European football: the retreat of the club trained player

      By Roger Blitz, Leisure Industries Correspondent Should we praise European football clubs for creating an international...

    11. FT Data

      September 2, 2013

      Premier League transfer fees: not that important, actually

      by Roger Blitz, leisure industries correspondent Football’s frenzied summer transfer window ends late on Monday, with a...

    12. beyondbrics

      June 1, 2013

      The Weekender, June 1

      The week in emerging markets, with our most read stories, five things we have learned, and the week in a chart – this...

    13. beyondbrics

      May 30, 2013

      Gulf states' football proxy war heats up

      Real Madrid and Barcelona are known for their annual gladiatorial contest for Spanish football supremacy. Now the two...

    14. beyondbrics

      May 7, 2013

      Skiing the Gulf: Ras al-Khaimah revives mountain resort plan

      Dubai is renowned for its indoor ski-slope, boasting a black run for experienced skiers and a parcel of penguins for...

    15. March 10, 2013

      Spain raises takeover barriers

      A fear that troubled Spanish companies could fall prey to opportunistic foreign takeovers has prompted Madrid to build...

    16. March 6, 2013

      Soccer fans warm to Ruhr romantics

      John Maynard Keynes captured the internationalism of life before the first world war by writing about the freedom of a...

    17. March 4, 2013

      Football tackles financial frenzy

      Manchester United’s sale of Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid in June 2009 for a world record £80m was the apogee of...

    18. January 25, 2013

      European football clubs

      Stability, thy name is football. Of the 20 European clubs in Deloitte’s 2011/12 ranking of the sport’s top names,...

    19. January 24, 2013

      Spanish football tops earnings table

      Spain’s top football clubs have earned more than their English rivals for the fifth year running, according to research...

    20. November 23, 2012

      Billionaires toy with the beautiful game

      No matter how rich we are, the camera becomes less flattering as we get older, and one picture of Roman Abramovich this...

    21. August 6, 2012

      Glazers have done Manchester United a favour

      For the past seven years a significant proportion of Manchester United fans have campaigned against the Glazer family’s...

    22. June 4, 2012

      Ad woes leave Spanish TV offside

      For Spaniards living through a second recession in three years, reading about Real Madrid coach José Mourinho poking...

    23. June 2, 2012

      No way José

      At a lunch in Madrid recently of Spanish football insiders, the most authoritative of the bunch, a former player,...

    24. May 8, 2012

      ACS’s net debt increases to €10.4bn

      Spanish construction group ACS is facing fresh doubts about its pledge to cut borrowings after its net debt rose to...

    25. April 9, 2012

      Divisions over ‘Eurovegas’ plan for Spain

      City rivalries in Spain, as any supporter of Real Madrid or Barcelona knows, are at their most bitter when played out...

    26. beyondbrics

      March 23, 2012

      London headlines

      * Singh under fire over new India scandal * Medvedev pushes to privatize lenders * Chevron’s Brazil license risks being...

    27. March 1, 2012

      Gartmore helps to lift Henderson profits

      Henderson’s underlying profits rose by close to 60 per cent last year, helped by fatter margins and nine months of...

    28. February 12, 2012

      Henderson lifts public profile after acquisitions

      A walk around the London headquarters of Henderson Global Investors of an evening is an unsettling prospect for the...

    29. January 27, 2012

      Football’s best managers

      Paul Sturrock sits in the overlit little manager’s office at Southend United Football Club. A flat-screen TV on the...

    30. December 30, 2011

      Qatari owners lure top soccer coach to Paris

      A Qatari-funded plan to propel French football club Paris Saint-Germain into the elite ranks of European soccer...

    31. beyondbrics

      December 30, 2011

      Turkey: football meets the economy

      Life often imitates art, and more prosaically in Turkey, football imitates the economy. That’s the verdict of...

    32. December 14, 2011

      Barça’s tactics for a successful turnround

      Goal: Management Ideas from the World of Football By Ferran Soriano Everyone should be a fan of Barcelona football...

    33. December 12, 2011

      Sports Stars Media eyes Aim float

      A sports animation company with exclusive rights to the image of José Mourinho, the manager of Real Madrid, will float...

    34. FT Alphaville

      December 12, 2011

      Chelsea striker Anelka heads to China

      Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka is moving to Shanghai to play in the Chinese Super League, the biggest name recruited to...

    35. December 12, 2011

      Chelsea striker Anelka heads to China

      Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka is moving to Shanghai to play in the Chinese Super League, the biggest name to play in a...

    36. beyondbrics

      December 12, 2011

      Anelka heads east

      Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka is following in the footsteps of Marlon Harewood and moving continents to play in the...

    37. December 8, 2011

      Uefa rejects investigation into Lyon win

      European football’s governing body said it has no evidence to warrant an investigation into a Champions League match...

    38. October 4, 2011

      Football: Big two may kill off league system

      For many outside Spain, Barcelona and Real Madrid’s current teams are among the finest in the history of the game. For...

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