Carles Murillo Fort. Professor of Applied Economics at Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Director of the Master in Sports Management and Management at the UPF Barcelona School of Management. President of the Spanish Society of Sports Economy (SEED). Coordinator of the Centre d'Estudios UPF Sports_Lab. Member of the Board of Directors of the cluster of the sports industry in Catalonia (Indescat). Author of several works in economics and sport management, the outstanding ones related to the measurement of the contribution of the sports sector to the Catalonian economy and the economic and social impact of sporting events (the last one being the World Roller Games in June 2019 in Barcelona).
Now that all the major football leagues have been designed and configured, the time has come for rest and holidays for the other major players in this whole "football circus".
Football has become the king of sports according to the income generated by some of its players.
Of all the 736 players involved in the 2018 World Cup and the millions all over the world who play football, Messi is the best paid.
Buy soccer teams: this is the latest fad for some of the richest men in the world. Whim? Business? Passion?
Daniel Margalef is in charge of the area of Sports Rights and Relations with La Liga in Mediapro since 2013.