L'équipe d'Ottawa dans la CPL serait liée à l’Atlético de Madrid

JEAN-FRANÇOIS PLANTE, Le Droit (17 janvier 2020) —  Mis à jour le 18 janvier 2020 à 0h25

Le Fury d’Ottawa est mort en novembre 2019. Depuis, le club de la USL a été vendu et déménagé à Miami en Floride, mais ça n’empêchera pas le soccer professionnel de revenir à la Place TD dès avril 2020.

Jeff Hunt, qui est un homme d’affaire bien connu à Ottawa, celui qui a relancé les 67’s dans la Ligue de Hockey de l’Ontario et le Rouge et Noir dans la Ligue canadienne de football, a annoncé au Droit la venue d’une équipe de la Canadian Premier League (CPL) vendredi soir.

Pour l’instant, son rôle a consisté à faciliter la venue d’une huitième franchise dans la CPL, mais Hunt devrait occuper plus de place dans la prochaine phase du soccer professionnel à Ottawa. Depuis des mois, il a travaillé avec des partenaires européens qui veulent implanter leur image de marque au Canada.

Jeff Hunt

Selon des informations qui circulent déjà dans les médias d’Espagne, il s’agirait de l’Atlético de Madrid de La Liga d’Espagne.

« Je ne peux pas dévoiler l’identité de mes partenaires. Ce n’est pas à moi de faire cette annonce, mais je peux vous assurer que le soccer sera de retour à Ottawa en 2020 et que la franchise sera menée par un club riche en histoire. C’est une dynastie du soccer en Europe. C’est comme si le Canadien de Montréal décidait de lancer sa propre équipe en Allemagne ou en Espagne », a dévoilé Jeff Hunt, qui est devenu partenaire minoritaire de l’OSEG après avoir laissé la présidence du groupe en 2018.

L’OSEG était propriétaire des 67’s, du Rouge et Noir et du Fury, mais le groupe ne sera pas impliqué avec le nouveau club de soccer. Jeff Hunt est toujours gouverneur des 67’s, mais sa priorité sera dorénavant l’implantation du club de soccer de la CPL à Ottawa.

« Quand le Fury a fermé boutique, la CPL m’a approché pour que je l’aide à amener un club dans la capitale nationale. Pour elle, c’était important d’avoir huit clubs en 2020. Son calendrier n’a pas encore été dévoilé parce qu’ils ont toujours voulu qu’Ottawa soit incluse dans la saison 2020. Cette ville a déjà eu un club de soccer à succès. Tout ce qu’il fallait, c’était un partenaire aux reins solides. Nous avons trouvé. Présentement, je conseille ce groupe, mais dans les bonnes circonstances, mon rôle prendra de l’ampleur. Pour moi, ce serait l’occasion de compléter mon trifecta hockey/football/soccer. Le Fury, c’était le projet de John Pugh. Je vais prendre le relais. Je n’ai pas perdu ma passion du sport. »

À ceux qui disent qu’il se fait tard pour mettre une équipe professionnelle sur le terrain dès avril 2020, Hunt répond que le club européen a toutes les ressources nécessaires pour meubler un alignement en un rien de temps.

« Je fais l’annonce du retour du soccer aujourd’hui, mais nous travaillons le dossier depuis des mois. Le club européen a déjà identifié les joueurs qui viendront jouer à Ottawa et nous avons encore plusieurs joueurs locaux qui peuvent être mis sous contrat afin de compléter notre contenu canadien », a ajouté Jeff Hunt.

Dans un échange de textos avec Le Droit, le Gatinois Maxim Tissot a notamment indiqué qu’il n’avait pas encore signé de nouvelle entente pour 2020 et qu’il avait de l’intérêt à jouer avec l’équipe de sa région. Antoine Coupland, de Chelsea, pourrait aussi revenir tout comme les joueurs canadiens Callum Irving, Jamar Dixon, Thomas Meilleur-Giguère et Nana Attakora.

Selon Jeff Hunt, le Fury a déjà établi une fondation solide pour le soccer à Ottawa et est prêt à passer à la prochaine étape.

« Tout ce que nous avons à faire, c’est de bâtir avec ce que le Fury a fait en y ajoutant une saveur internationale. Les partisans ont aussi démontré un attachement profond pour la CPL (une ligue qui entamera sa deuxième saison en 2020). De grandes choses attendent ce club. Il ne reste qu’à finaliser quelques détails. »

Liga dos ricos | Barça à frente do Real Madrid e agora é o clube de futebol com a maior renda do mundo

Os culés aumentaram sua rotatividade em 21,7% na temporada 2018/19

Real Madrid desce para a segunda posição no ranking elaborado pela Deloitte

BARCELONA (3a feira-14 de janeiro de 2020) —

Do ponto de vista do futebol, o Futbol Club Barcelona não se diverte após ser derrotado na semifinal da Supercopa da Espanha e com a demissão do técnico Ernesto Valverde. Mas, do ponto de vista econômico e financeiro, o clube catalão vive uma de suas melhores etapas.

Segundo o estudo da Football Money League, preparado pelo consultor Deloitte, o Futbol Club Barcelona acaba de se tornar o clube de futebol com mais renda no mundo, superando, assim, seu eterno rival: o Real Madrid.

Segundo este relatório da consultoria Deloitte, os catalães aumentaram seu faturamento em 21,7% na temporada 2018/19, atingindo vendas no valor de 840,8 milhões de euros. A Deloitte atribui esse aumento de receita de Barcelona à mudança de seu foco comercial em atividades como merchandising e licenciamento. Aponte especificamente:

“Reconhecendo o poder de sua marca, o clube assumiu maior controle de suas operações, em vez de confiar em terceiros para esses serviços”.

TOP 3 CLUBES DE FUTEBOL COM MAIS RENDA (2020)

_Dados Apresentados por Reason Why de Deloitte

  1. FC Barcelona, 840.8 €
  2. Real Madrid CF, 757.3 €
  3. Manchester United FC, 711,5 €

Enquanto isso, o Real Madrid mal viu sua receita crescer 0,9%, para 757,3 milhões na primeira temporada sem Cristiano Ronaldo. A terceira posição na classificação de riqueza econômica de acordo com a Deloitte é mantida pelo Manchester United, com vendas de 711,5 milhões, a quarta é para o Bayern de Munique, enquanto o PSG ocupa o quinto lugar no Manchester City.

Um grande negócio

Pode-se concluir que os negócios em torno do futebol continuam a crescer sem parar. De fato, os 20 clubes com maior faturamento do mundo excederam 9,2 bilhões de euros em receita na última temporada. Isso representa um crescimento anual de 12% e estabelece um novo recorde histórico.

Para ler mais deste estudo, siga o link aqui: Deloitte Football Money League

Liga de los ricos | El Barça adelanta al Real Madrid y ahora es el club de fútbol con más ingresos del mundo

  • Los culés han aumentado su facturación un 21,7% en la temporada 2018/19 
  • El Real Madrid baja a la segunda posición del ranking elaborado por Deloitte

BARCELONA (el 14 de enero de 2020) —

De la perspectiva futbolística, el Fútbol Club Barcelona no pasa por un buen momento después de haber sido derrotado en la semifinal de la Supercopa de España, y la destitución del técnico Ernesto Valverde. Pero desde el punto de vista económico y financiero, el club catalán vive una de sus mejores etapas.

Según el estudio Football Money League, elaborado por la consultora Deloitte, el Fútbol Club Barcelona acaba de convertirse en el club de fútbol con más ingresos del mundo, superando así a su eterno rival: el Real Madrid.

Según este reporte de la consultora Deloitte, los culés han aumentado su facturación un 21,7% en la temporada 2018/19, hasta alcanzar ventas por valor de 840,8 millones de euros. Deloitte atribuye esta subida de ingresos del club azulgrana al cambio en su enfoque comercial en actividades como el merchandising y la concesión de licencias. En concreto apuntan: 

“Reconociendo el poder de su marca, el club ha tomado un mayor control de sus operaciones, en lugar de depender de terceros para estos servicios”.

TOP 3 CLUBS DE FÚTBOL CON MÁS INGRESOS (2020)

_Data Presented by Reason Why from Deloitte

  1. FC Barcelona, 840.8 €
  2. Real Madrid CF, 757.3 €
  3. Manchester United FC, 711,5 €

El Real Madrid, por su parte, apenas ha visto crecer sus cuenta de ingresos un 0,9% hasta los 757,3 millones en la primera temporada sin Cristiano Ronaldo. La tercera posición en la clasificación de riqueza económica según Deloitte la conserva el Manchester United con unas ventas de 711,5 millones, la cuarta es para el Bayern de Munich mientras el PSG arrebata al Manchester City la quinta posición.

Un negocio enorme

Se puede concluir que el negocio que rodea al fútbol sigue creciendo de forma imparable. De hecho, los 20 clubes con mayor facturación del mundo superaron los 9.200 millones de euros en ingresos durante la pasada temporada. Esto supone un crecimiento interanual del 12% y marca un nuevo récord histórico.

Para leer más de este estudio sigue en ella e aquí: Deloitte Football Money League

A Football Club Hotel?

Torino, Italia (November 20, 2019) —

A new hotel opened last August and last night had its official opening ceremony. This official ribbon cutting featured special guest Giorgio Chiellini. What makes it unique is that it is the first Italian hotel, and quite possibly the first hotel anywhere to be in collaboration with a football club. Welcome to the J | Hotel.

Juventus has partnered with Lindbergh Hotels, one of the major exponents of Italian tourism, and Juventus. The hotel, which officially opened its doors on August 24, is situated in the heart of the area known as the J | Village, near the Allianz Stadium and J | Medical, and is grounded between the Juventus Training Center and WINS-World International School.

The J | Hotel is unique because an entire wing is dedicated to rooms reserved for the First Team players while also offering services to the public. The rest of the guest room come in a variety of categories. There are also meeting and business spaces on-site.

Guests are guaranteed a “champion’s rest” on beds that are the same as those assigned to the first team players. In most rooms, the minibars are included in the rate, and in all of them, there is a SKY connection to watch all Juve matches on TV.

With the trend around the world for stadiums to be part of larger developments for economic reasons, it is likely that the J | Hotel will not be the only football team to partner with a hotel brand.

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MLS Offseason Calendar Starts Today

MIAMI, Fla. (November 11, 2019)—

Today marks the beginning of the MLS offseason player movement calendar. 

The action will start with a 55-hour window starting at 1 pm ET today in which teams may sign and trade players.

Other important dates include the MLS Expansion Draft on Nov. 19, which you will be able to watch on MLSsoccer.com and the MLS mobile app, 

Also, the deadline for clubs to exercise options that are contained in some players’ contracts is on November 21.

For players who qualify, the opening of free agency is on November 25. 

You can read more about the rules and procedures surrounding the various drafts, the criteria for qualification and the processes for player movement at the Russo Law and Soccer website. Links are below:

Re-Entry Draft Rules And Procedures

Expansion Draft Rules And Procedures

End-Of-Year Waivers Rules And Procedures

Complete 2019 MLS Offseason Calendar

The complete offseason calendar is outlined below:

Nov. 11, 1:00 PM ET

Trade Window Opens
Following a 10-week roster freeze, MLS clubs may sign and trade players.

Nov. 13, 8:00 PM ET

Trade Window Closes and Blackout Period Begins
Blackout Period begins whereby clubs may no longer sign and/or trade players until conclusion of 2019 Expansion Draft.

Nov. 14

Club Deadline to submit Bona Fide Offers
MLS clubs notify the League Office in writing of players who have been extended a bona fide offer.

Nov. 19, 5:00 PM ET

2019 MLS Expansion Draft
Watch live in the MLS app or on MLSsoccer.com. Inter Miami CF and Nashville SC may select up to five players each from the eligible player list. The list of players eligible for selection in the 2019 MLS Expansion Draft will be released on Nov. 16 at 10:00 AM ET:

Expansion Draft Rules And Procedures

Nov. 21, 1:00 PM ET

Club Deadline to Exercise Options
MLS clubs notify the League Office in writing of players whose options they are exercising.

Nov. 25, 3:00 PM ET

End-of-Year Waivers
The End-of-Year Waivers process is conducted in reverse order of 2019 season finish, taking into account postseason performance. Per the Expansion Priority Draft, Nashville SC will have the 25th pick and Inter Miami CF will have the final selection in each round.

Eligible for selection are players who do not meet the minimum requirements for Re-Entry Process or Free Agency. The list of players eligible for the End-of-Year Waivers will be released on Nov. 22: End-Of-Year Waivers Rules And Procedures

Nov. 25, 3:00 PM ET

Free Agency Opens
Clubs may engage with players, other than their own, that are eligible for Free Agency. Free Agency eligible players are out-of-contract and option-declined players who are at least 28 years old and who have completed a minimum of eight service years. The complete list of Free Agents will be released on Nov. 22.

Nov. 26, 3:00 PM ET

2019 MLS Re-Entry Process – Stage 1
The Re-Entry Process, Stage 2 is conducted in the same format as Stage 1 and consists of MLS players who were not selected in the Stage 1. Not all unselected Stage 1 players will be available for selection as players may re-sign with their previous club between stages or may opt out of the process.

The list of players eligible for selection in the Re-Entry Process – Stage 1 will be released on Nov. 22: Re-Entry Draft Rules And Procedures

Dec. 3, 3:00 PM ET

2019 MLS Re-Entry Process – Stage 2
The Re-Entry Process is conducted in reverse order of 2019 season finish, taking into account postseason performance. Per the Expansion Priority Draft, Nashville SC will have the 25th pick and Inter Miami CF will have the final selection in each round.

The list of players eligible for selection in the Re-Entry Process – Stage 2 will be released on Nov. 3 at 10:00 AM ET: Re-Entry Draft Rules And Procedures

FC Barcelona In-House Documentary Series Will Take You Inside Barça

Por primera vez, las cámaras de televisión han tenido acceso al día a día de jugadores como Leo Messi, Gerard Piqué, Marc-André ter Stegen o Luis Suárez.

Miami, Fla. (October 30, 2019) —

Fútbol Club Barcelona will be releasing its own in-house documentary that will take viewers behind the scenes.

This follows other clubs who have produced documentaries, such as Netflix’ work with Juventus and Amazon’s work with Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund and Leeds United.

The Blaugrana version will be an eight-episode documentary each consisting of 45 minutes that focus around eight key games from the 2018-19 season. The exclusive content features dressing room footage, the players’ reactions to last season’s shocking defeat to Liverpool, interviews, and a glimpse into the players’ home lives. Actor John Malkovich provides the narration.

The documentary will be available via Barça sponsor Rakuten and their distribution partners in Europe from November onwards. It will be available in North America although the distribution partner has not been announced.

It is definitely a not-to-be-missed series.

Here is the trailer for the project:


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