Uefa & Football Governance

Topics: Premier League, Association football, UEFA Pages: 214 (55804 words) Published: November 28, 2010
CENTRE INTERNATIONAL D’ETUDE DU SPORT

Revisiting UEFA’s Governance Model
Adaptations for the challenges of modern football
Final Project Work International Master (MA) in Management, Law and Humanities of Sports 2002/2003

26/6/03

By Pierre Ducrey, Carlos Eduardo Ferreira, Gabriel Huerta, Kevin Tallec Marston

TABLE OF CONTENTS
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------PROLOGUE ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------INTRODUCTION ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I. Aim --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------II. Paper Structure and Scope -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------III. Research Methods and Constraints --------------------------------------------------------------------------CHAPTER ONE: BACKGROUND -------------------------------------------------------------------------------1.1. STRUCTURE OF EUROPEAN FOOTBALL -------------------------------------------------------------------1.1.1. 1.1.2. 1.1.3. 1.1.4. Governance and Football – The Pyramid Structure-------------------------------------------------The European Football Industry --------------------------------------------------------------------------Stakeholders’ Map -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Professional Football Competition Calendar -----------------------------------------------------------

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1.2.

MODERN ISSUES ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1.2.1. 1.2.2. Football and Globalisation ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Football and the European Union -------------------------------------------------------------------------

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CHAPTER TWO: THE ACTORS ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------2.1 UEFA AND NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS --------------------------------------------------------------------------2.1.1. 2.1.2. 2.1.3. 2.1.4. 2.1.5. 2.1.6. 2.1.7. The Birth of UEFA -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------UEFA’s Mission ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------UEFA’s Organisation ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The Relationship with National Associations----------------------------------------------------------Solidarity – “We Care About Football” ------------------------------------------------------------------UEFA’s Finances --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------UEFA’s Latest Developments------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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2.2 NATIONAL LEAGUES -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2.3 THE CLUBS ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2.3.1. 2.3.2. Clubs and the Demand for Football ---------------------------------------------------------------------The Pursuit of the Goals -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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2.4 G-14 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2.4.1. 2.4.2. 2.4.3. 2.4.4. The Legal Form of G-14 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The Creation of the Grouping -----------------------------------------------------------------------------Objectives...
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