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}
  • M. Holt
  • Published 1 January 2007
  • Political Science
  • Soccer & Society
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