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Soccer Finance - Show Me the Money
Let's take a look at where the money goes in soccer and who earns it, from endorsement deals to salaries to selling ad space on soccer jerseys. We've started to collect and write more and more articles on where the money goes and comes from in the beautiful game. What do they say, who has the money gets the power. Well, often the same is true in soccer.
From Freddy Adu and his Nike endorsement deals to LA Galaxy paying an incredible sum of money for David Beckham services, more based on his brand name than his skill level, both certainly, but his fame out weighing his skill level. Really, it was Beckham's ability to sell jerseys that earned him the huge sum--and then there's his wife, former Spice Girl and fashion designer.
And then there's the Barca deal with UNICEF, where they contribute money rather than receive money. It's always interesting when you look at the money trail. It's something that can't be spun and used in different ways to help a team's brand. Here are a few articles where money influences the game of soccer: