PSG signs new lucrative deal with current sponsors Emirates

The partnership contract between PSG and Emirates has been extended until 2018

The partnership contract between PSG and Emirates has been extended until 2018 (Source : psg.fr)

Paris Saint Germain and Emirates Airlines announced on Friday that they were extending their sponsoring partnership for five more years, without revealing the amount. «Fly Emirates» will continue to grace PSG jerseys for the next five years. “ All I can say is that it is a three-figure number, not a four-figure number, which means it is somewhere between 100 and 999 million euros” joked Thierry Antinori, Emirates Airlines’ vice-president, during a press conference. Continue reading

Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) : a burden for local authorities finance

Stade Velodrome, Marseille. Currently under renovation, the brand new 67 000 seats stadium will be ready in 2014 ( Screenshot - Credit to http://projets-architecte-urbanisme.fr/chantier-travaux-stade-velodrome-olympique-marseille)

Stade Velodrome, Marseille. Currently under renovation, the brand new 67 000 seat stadium will be ready in 2014 ( Screenshot – Credit to: http://projets-architecte-urbanisme.fr/chantier-travaux-stade-velodrome-olympique-marseille)

A Public-Private Partnership (PPP) is a government service or private business venture which is funded and operated through a partnership of government (or municipalities) and one or more private sector companies. There are three concession and construction companies in France able to build project of the magnitude of a 60 000-seat football stadium: Bouygues, Vinci and Eiffage. Various cities in France ( Lille, Saint-Etienne, Bordeaux, Nice or Marseille) have recently signed an agreement with one of these enterprises in order to build new stadiums for the Euro 2016 in France. From an electoral point of view, it gives the impression of asking less to taxpayers. However, cities that use this type of partnerships are facing huge overrun costs. Continue reading

FC BARCELONA- PSG: The financial match

Nou Camp, Barcelona. Europe's largest stadium ( 99 000 seats) will be the theater of one the most anticipated match of the football Season (Credit : Flickr/CC/Will Palmer)

Nou Camp, Barcelona. Europe’s largest stadium ( 99 000 seats) will be the theater of one the most anticipated match of the football Season tonight (Credit : Flickr/CC/Will Palmer)

Before tonight’s Champions League return game between FC Barcelona and PSG in Spain ( 2-2 in Paris), here are some graphs comparing the two clubs financial situation. Which player in each squad has the highest market value? Which club earned most revenues last year? What are their budgets? Here are the answers. Continue reading

French Professional Football League wants to end AS Monaco’s privileges

AS Monaco's headquaters might need to move to France

Principality of Monaco, Monte-Carlo. Monaco’s football club might need to move its headquarter to France, in order to be in compliance  with new French regulation rules. (credit : Flickr/CC/lamericat)

French sport newspaper L’Équipe revealed in mid-march that the French Professional Football League ( Ligue de Football Professionnel – LFP) required Ligue 2 club AS Monaco to install its headquarters in France by June 1st 2014 in order for the club to be in accordance with new LFP regulations.  LFP announced on Thursday March 22nd, during a board of directors’ meeting, that from 2014 on, only “clubs which have their effective headquarters registered in France” will be eligible to participate in Ligue 1 and Ligue 2, the two French professional championships. Continue reading

Beckham is by far the most marketable player in the world

France Football's front page, March 19th, 2013

France Football’s front page, March 19th, 2013 (Credit : Paul PRADIER)

On Tuesday, France Football magazine released its annual list of highest paid players in world football. Beckham (1st) surpasses Messi (2nd) for the year 2012, the Argentinian finished on top of the list the last three years. Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo ( 3rd) completes the podium. Continue reading