June 19 – The European football grew by 7% in the 2021/22 season to to €29.5 billion according the 32nd Annual Review of Football Finance published by Deloitte’s Sports Business Group.
June 15 – Bulgaria’s Levski Sofia have announced that nearly BGN 600,000 (€300,000) has been raised from the sale of shares.
June 13 – Following weeks of speculation, US property tycoon Maciek Kaminski (pictured) has acquired Belgian club side KV Kortrijk for €17.5 million from Malaysia’s Vincent Tan.
June 12 – In the latest American involvement in English football, the San Francisco 49ers ownership group has reached an agreement to take over Leeds United with the club’s chairman Andrea Radrizzani selling his stake in the club.
June 9 – Turkish media tycoon Acun Ilicali (pictured), owner of Hull City in the English Championship, bought a majority shareholding in Shelbourne FC, one of the oldest clubs in the Irish Premier League.
June 2 – Bulgaria’s Levski Sofia is close to solving one of its most serious financial problems that has plagued the club for years.
June 1 – Leeds chairman, Andrea Radrizzani, is cornering the market in ownership of relegated clubs. The majority owner of Leeds United, who lost their Premier League status last weekend, has agreed a takeover of Sampdoria, who will be relegated from Italy’s top tier following the final round of fixtures this weekend.
May 25 – The German Football League (DFL) has walked away from a potential €2 billion of private equity funding for a stake in the Bundesliga’s media rights.
May 25 – Brazilian club Santos are in negotiation with Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) for a potential sale or stake in the club.
May 24 – In Brazil leading clubs are pushing to take control of all their media and commercial rights with the construction of a new league entity. In Chile, the desire for new and increased funding is similar though the professional league is following more of a European model.
May 24 – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said that he wants the 115 Premier League financial charges against the club to be dealt with “as soon as possible”.
May 17 – Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar has reportedly submitted an improved offer in the latest bid manoeuvring around the sale of Manchester United. The new offer is understood to be in discussion between the Glazer family and the Raine Group, the New York-based investment bank, who are handling the sale.
May 17 – Multi-team ownership is coming to the women’s club game globally with the announcement of a deal between OL Groupe, owner of Olympique Lyonnais, John Textor’s Eagle Football Holdings, majority owner of OL Groupe and MicheleKang (pictured), owner of the Washington Spirit who play in the NWSL.
May 16 – Manchester City’s Erling Haaland and Real Madrid’s Vinícius Júnior head a worldwide evaluation of player transfer values at €200 million.