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    1. 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 Football...

    2. 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. The...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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 week:...

    4. 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 clubs...

    5. 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 the...

    6. 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 new...

    7. 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...

    8. 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 what...

    9. March 4, 2013

      Manchester United 8 – Wharton 7

      Sport is global business with soccer arguably its biggest sector. Football clubs are listed on stock exchanges and their...

    10. 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, released...

    11. 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 for...

    12. 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 week...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. June 1, 2012

      No way José

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

    16. 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 €10.4bn...

    17. 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 on a...

    18. beyondbrics

      March 23, 2012

      London headlines

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

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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 wall is...

    22. 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 accelerated...

    23. 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 Renaissance...

    24. 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 club....

    25. 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 on...

    26. 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 a...

    27. 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 ...

    28. 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...

    29. 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 which...

    30. 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 some...

    31. MBA blog

      September 29, 2011

      A plane to Spain – the global study trip

      A few hours after I finished my last exam for the winter quarter, I packed my bags and headed off to Spain. This was not a...

    32. September 22, 2011

      Big clubs raise stakes in financial fair play

      With $2.06bn being spent by clubs in Europe during the transfer window that closed in August, there has been little sign...

    33. August 31, 2011

      Football clubs ‘ignore’ cost constraints

      The money spent by football clubs on players during the summer transfer window has comfortably outstripped last year’s total...

    34. August 27, 2011

      The List: Five highly paid stars of US sport

      The transfer this week of the Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o from Italian giants Inter Milan to the obscure but...

    35. beyondbrics

      August 13, 2011

      The weekender

      This week on beyondbrics: In Vietnam, being a Communist can lower your phone bills Why inflation can be a good thing in...

    36. beyondbrics

      August 10, 2011

      Real Madrid scores in China, but will sports fans open their wallets?

      Real Madrid returned from its pre-season tour of China on Monday with a 100 per cent winning record, 13 goals under its...

    37. beyondbrics

      August 5, 2011

      Indian cricket: heaps of money

      India’s cricketers have been deafened by howls of derision after their latest defeat by England in a four match Test series....

    38. FT Alphaville

      July 29, 2011

      When footballers become collateral

      Can someone please stop the world? We want to get off. Things are seemingly moving quickly from the ridiculous to the...

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