The Ownership and Control of Elite Club Competition in European Football

  title={The Ownership and Control of Elite Club Competition in European Football},
  author={Matthew Holt},
  journal={Soccer & Society},
  pages={50 - 67}
  • Matthew Holt
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • Soccer & Society
  • This essay analyzes the changing nature of governance in European football. Looking specifically at the control of elite European club competition, it argues that in the context of wider environmental transformation, traditional hierarchical modes of governance are being replaced by a stakeholder network in which the elite clubs are becoming increasingly influential. Consequently, the European governing body, UEFA, is under pressure to both integrate the most influential stakeholders into its… CONTINUE READING
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