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Economía, gestión y fútbol: de la pasión a la sostenibilidad financiera
[Economics, management and football: passion to financial sustainability]


  • Mesa Callejas, Ramón Javier
  • Osorio Agudelo, Jair Albeiro
  • Castaño Rios, Carlos Eduardo


The phenomenon of football is a sport that captivates masses throughout the world, it is definitely a whole passion, where love for a shirt or colors of a football team, in many cases, exceed the rationality of financial management it is clear from his administration. Evidence on financial and accounting results of the top leagues in Europe in recent years, characterized by negative imbalances and high debt levels, seem to prove the above hypothesis. In this paper, some reflections on the relationship between football and economy within the framework of business management from a financial perspective and business management are presented. It is concluded that it is imperative to professionalize the financial management of football clubs from strategies associated with a proper assessment of sports projects, the distribution of resources in times of crisis and financial planning in terms of financial balance El fenómeno del fútbol es una actividad deportiva que cautiva masas a lo largo y ancho del planeta, es definitivamente toda una pasión, donde el amor por una camiseta o los colores de un equipo de futbol, en muchos casos, superan la racionalidad del manejo financiero que se desprende de su administración. La evidencia sobre los resultados financieros y contables de las principales ligas en Europa en los últimos años, caracterizados por los desequilibrios negativos y los altos volúmenes de endeudamiento, parecen comprobar la hipótesis anterior. En este trabajo, se presentan algunas reflexiones sobre la relación entre el fútbol y la economía, en el marco de la gestión empresarial desde la perspectiva financiera y de gestión de negocio. Se concluye que es imperante profesionalizar la gestión financiera de los clubes de fútbol a partir de estrategias asociadas con una adecuada valoración de los proyectos deportivos, la distribución de recursos en épocas de crisis y la planeación financiera en términos del equilibrio financiero.

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  • Mesa Callejas, Ramón Javier & Osorio Agudelo, Jair Albeiro & Castaño Rios, Carlos Eduardo, 2015. "Economía, gestión y fútbol: de la pasión a la sostenibilidad financiera
    [Economics, management and football: passion to financial sustainability]
    ," MPRA Paper 72778, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 01 Jun 2016.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:72778

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    clubes de fútbol; economía del deporte; economía del futbol; gestión financiera de clubes de futbol;

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    • B4 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology
    • E01 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - Measurement and Data on National Income and Product Accounts and Wealth; Environmental Accounts
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism

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