Uefa & Football Governance

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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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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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