Category: Football

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The History Of The World Cup Trophy

The World Cup Trophy, standing at 14.5 inches tall and weighs 13.5 pounds, is estimated to be worth a staggering $20 million. To put this in perspective, the Lombardi Trophy, given to the winners of the annual Super Bowl is worth a just over a paltry $4,000 in comparison. Even the venerated Stanley Cup, given to the NHL’s winners, is worth only just over $23,000.

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Man Utd Still The “Most Valuable Club In Europe”

Man Utd, despite a number of poor seasons in terms of the on-the-park performance, is still in a great financial shape. It recently reported an 8% increase in quarterly sales year-on-year, while Deloitte’s well-respected football report also had the club topping the table for revenue generation. Not only this, despite finishing a distant second to fierce rivals Man City, the club also earned more money (£149.77 million) from the English Premier League, than the new champions.

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What Deloitte’s Football Money League Report Tells Us

To football fans 1997 must seem like a lifetime ago. The mercurial Eric Cantona would unexpectedly announce his retirement from the sport, while the Brazilian legend Ronaldo would shatter the world transfer record fee, moving from Barcelona to Inter Milan for a then whopping £19.5 million. It was also the first year that Deloitte, the financial services giant, would publish its ‘Football Money League’ report detailing which clubs earned the most money in the last season.