Football in Belgium from centre to semi-periphery: Analyzing the financial ground
AbstractThe facts show that in the given economic environment a restructuring of the Belgian professional football league is necessary for several reasons. First, to provide some form of “limited” competition with other European countries. Second, the introduction of the licence system by the Belgian Football Association in 2000-01 and by the UEFA in 2004-05, because clubs would no longer be allowed to have debts to the social security system, inland revenue, players,etc, Third, to stop the gradually increasing number of bankruptcies since the introduction of the licence system. Historical reasons and conservatism make a transition very difficult.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by International Association of Sports Economists & North American Association of Sports Economists in its series Working Papers with number 0827.
Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2008
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sports economics; soccer;
Other versions of this item:
- Trudo Dejonghe, 2004. "Football in Belgium from centre to semi-periphery: Analyzing the financial ground," IASE Conference Papers 0433, International Association of Sports Economists.
- Trudo Dejonghe, 2005. "Football in Belgium from centre to semi-periphery: Analyzing the financial ground," IASE Conference Papers 0503, International Association of Sports Economists.
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