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The Financial Situation of the Football Clubs in the Belgian Jupiler League: Are Players Overpaid in a Win-Maximization League?

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  • Stefan Kesenne

    () (University of Antwerp, city campus, and Catholic University of Leuven)

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Most professional football clubs in Belgium are facing financial problems. In this note, we try to find out if the poor financial situation of many Belgian football clubs is caused by player salaries that are too high. In other words: are professional football players in Belgium overpaid?

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  • Stefan Kesenne, 2010. "The Financial Situation of the Football Clubs in the Belgian Jupiler League: Are Players Overpaid in a Win-Maximization League?," International Journal of Sport Finance, Fitness Information Technology, vol. 5(1), pages 67-71, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:jsf:intjsf:v:5:y:2010:i:1:p:67-71
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    football; salaries; Belgium;

    JEL classification:

    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism

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