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European football market contracts

The European football market as a whole contracted 13 per cent to €25.2 billion, in 2019/20 (€28.9 billion in 2018/19) as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the first reduction in revenues since the global financial crisis in 2008/09, according to the 30th Annual Review of Football Finance from consultancy firm Deloitte’s Sports Business Group. […]

July 30, 2021

GlobalData analyst: “Football rescue package insufficient”

Following the news that the Premier League is providing a £250m (€277m) support package to the English Football League (EFL); Conrad Wiacek, Head of Sports Analysis for GlobalData, a data and analytics company, offers his views: “While the £250 million support package is welcome, more financial support would be highly beneficial. With Premier League teams […]

December 4, 2020

EFL anti-piracy campaign

The EFL, which administers the second, third and fourth tiers of professional football in England, alongside all 72 of its member Clubs, has launched a campaign aimed at discouraging the illegal streaming of fixtures, warning that doing so will take vital revenue away from Clubs. The outbreak of Covid-19 and subsequent behind-closed-doors matches mean that […]

November 23, 2020By Colin Mann

Streaming fails to offset EFL match day losses

Some 150,000 football fans in the UK streamed English Football League matches (games from the Championship, League 1 and League 2) during the first two weeks of the 2020/21 season, according to a report by the Daily Mail. With sporting events being playing out behind closed doors for the foreseeable future, a deal struck with […]

September 29, 2020

FA Cup, EFL return to ESPN+

The return of live professional football to ESPN and ESPN+ continues with exclusive US coverage of the EFL Championship starting on June 20th and the FA Cup quarter-finals, semifinals and final beginning June 27th. The final three rounds of the FA Cup feature multiple salivating matches with several top Premier League sides remaining in the […]

June 19, 2020