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What do the best football clubs have in common?

At this moment in football a lot of clubs are privately owned. This not only means smaller clubs became big because of only the input of money but also the former clubs with a good history are under control of new owners. When a smaller club becomes big, I think it means that they would like to stay on the top of the league and not be there for a few…

EACH TEAM HAS TALENTED PLAYERS

FC Shakhtar Academy Director has summed up our teams’ performances in the U-19 championship and DUFLU. – Patrick, this season has seen the start of the U-19 championship. How would you assess its first steps our team’s performance? – Yes, Ukraine…

We are open to everyone

The November issue of the Russian publication Total Footballfeatured an interview with the FC Shakhtar Academy Director Patrick van Leeuwen. Total Football’s reporter personally visited Donetsk to find out detailed information about the…

ECA REPORT ON YOUTH ACADEMIES

With the coming into force of the Financial Fair Play Regulations, youth development is set to play an increasingly important role in every club’s future business plan. Since youth football investment is excluded from the Financial Fair Play break-even calculation, an efficient and productive youth academy is likely to become a must-have, and aid the…

DELOITTE: TOP 20 RICHEST FOOTBALL CLUBS OF THE WORLD

Real Madrid is for the tenth successive year the richest football club of the world, according to a report from accounting and consulting firm Deloitte. With eight clubs in the top 20 of richest clubs, the Premier League continues to expand its domination. Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United is the wealthiest UK-based club, while Everton can call itself…