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Football in Belgium from centre to semi-periphery: Analyzing the financial ground

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  • Trudo Dejonghe

    () (Lessius Hogeschool (KULeuven), Belgium)

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The problem with Belgian football competition is that in the long run, and as reality shows us in the short term, the contemporary situation will lead to market failures and the elimination of some of the clubs. The solution proposed in this paper is the creation of a new professional competition with fewer teams combined with territorial exclusivity in a centre with a potential number of consumers that reach a certain absolute or relative threshold.

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  • Trudo Dejonghe, 2004. "Football in Belgium from centre to semi-periphery: Analyzing the financial ground," IASE Conference Papers 0433, International Association of Sports Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:spe:cpaper:0433
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    1. Trudo Dejonghe & Wim Van Opstal, 2010. "Competitive balance between national leagues in European football after the Bosman Case," Rivista di Diritto ed Economia dello Sport, Centro di diritto e business dello Sport, vol. 6(2), pages 41-61, Settembre.

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    sports economics; soccer;

    JEL classification:

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

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