December 12 – Christian Seifert (pictured), CEO of the Bundesliga, is the new Chairman of the World Leagues Forum, appointed at the organisation’s annual meeting in Mexico City in succession to Richard Scudamore.
February 15 – Too much heading of the ball in a professional career may be linked to long-term brain damage, according to the results of a scientific study published Wednesday.
“The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilised community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others.” John Stuart Mill
Greed, egotism, immorality and corruption. These are the vices of which some of the highest-profile figures in English football have been accused as a result of the Daily Telegraph’s undercover exposé of the game. Quite rightly, people ask how can a nation such as ours,
September 21 – A niece of Angel Maria Villar, one of world football’s most high-ranking officials who ran UEFA temporarily in the absence of Michel Platini, has tragically been found dead close to the Mexican city of Toluca after being held to ransom.
August 26 – When it comes to being good football citizens, Dutch clubs are the best in the world, followed by the Danish and then the English. This is according to the RESPONSIBALL rankings of social responsibility scores of the top league clubs and leagues across Europe.
By Paul Nicholson in Paris
July 8 – The World Football Forum opened in Paris this morning – the night after Parisiens had celebrated their victory over Germany in the Euro semi-finals with a long and hard street party – with a focus on the ‘new geography of football’. It seemed to be a case of while the ‘old’ football world is recovering from its hangover, the new football landscape is putting its marker down for the future.
By Andrew Warshaw
June 14 – Sepp Blatter may no longer be in the daily spotlight at FIFA but he has once again used a media opportunity to get back in the news, this time with a remarkable accusation that he witnessed those who run European football fixing draws for their competitions.
June 8 – With a month to go before the start of the two-day World Football in Paris, July 7-8, organisers have confirmed that the conference theme will be the ‘New Geography of Football’.
April 29 – With just 11 weeks to go before the start of the Glasgow 2016 Homeless World Cup, July 10-16, organisers have released a team ranking with Brazil and Mexico topping the 48-team Men’s positions and Mexico and Chile heading the 16-team Women’s.
By Andrew Warshaw
April 27 – The damning unlawful killing verdict in Britain’s worst ever sporting tragedy may have brought justice after 27 years but attention now switches to whether criminal prosecutions will follow.
By Paul Nicholson
April 24 – Swiss based sports data group Sportradar has widened the base of its business with the acquisition of German rights agency sportsman media holding. The German business stretches from media rights representation and sports marketing, to production services, digital platforms, digital services, as well as providing services for betting platforms, and takes Sportradar into new areas.
February 8 – One of English football’s best known boardroom faces, Keith Harris (pictured), looks set to get back into the game with a bid for Portsmouth, the former Premier League club currently stuggling in League One.
December 13 – Highlight Event & Entertainment AG group of companies, which owns TEAM Marketing, the exclusive agency of the UEFA’s club competitions, has extended another major agreement, this time with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) through its Highlight Event subsidiary.
By Tom Degun
December 13 – Former Spain and Real Madrid striker Raúl says he wants to make a real contribution to football in Qatar ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which is why he chose to move to Doha-based club Al Sadd, who play in the Qatar Stars League.
By Tom Degun
December 13 – Brazilian icon Pelé (pictured left), who is widely considered the greatest football player ever, has been unveiled as a new ambassador for P&G by no less than Switzerland’s Roger Federer (pictured right), arguably the greatest tennis player ever.