Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munchen will play for the 3rd time against each other in the UEFA Champions League, this Saturday, in the Final of the 2012/2013 edition.
Football Industry presents a set of comparative tables between the two clubs, divided into three distinct areas (Sports Performance, Finance and Web), that will allow us to have an overview of the two clubs, their size and the chances of both in this Final.
Overall, the two German giants have met 96 times. In this matter, the advantage of Bayern Munchen is notorious having been victorious 41 times in the clashes with Borussia Dortmund. The German champion in 2012/2013 has presented a quality and spectacular game this season, especially in offensive moments, which can be seen through the indicators and statistics presented in the table below.
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Regarding the financial component, Bayern Munchen presents more strengthened figures occupying the 4th position in the Deloitte Football Money League 2013 compared to the 11th position of Borussia Dortmund. In fact, the team from Munich presents higher values ​​in all revenue streams. Regarding the income structure of the two clubs, there is a significant similarity between them although Borussia depends more on the revenues from television rights. Finally, the team from Dortmund has registered higher average attendances in 2012/2013.
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Concerning the online component, the presence of Bayern Munchen is stronger, with a higher number of fans/followers in all social networks, which demonstrates a more significant degree of internationalization. For example, Borussia Dortmund only has 36% of the number of Facebook fans of Bayern. Regarding the websites of both clubs, at this time, is best placed both nationally and internationally.
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Notes: (1) Data collected on May 22, 2013, (2) The following trophies were considered: FIFA World Cup, UEFA Champions League (European Champion Clubs’ Cup), UEFA Super Cup, Cup Winners Cup Intercontinental Cup, UEFA Cup (Europa League), UEFA Intertoto Cup, Bundesliga, Germany Supercup, Cup Bundesliga, German Cup, (3) Were only considered titles in national and international competitions.
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Premier League revealed this week the distribution of revenues from television rights to the clubs that participated in the last edition of Barclays Premier League.
In 2012/2013, Manchester United became the champion receiving the highest amount ever (about 71 million).
The ratio between the amounts received by Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers, ranked last, was only 1.46. The proportion of the total amount received by each club, varied between 4.1% and 6.3% showing a significant equality in income distribution.
The distribution model adopted in England is based on the following points: 50% of the revenues generated in the United Kingdom are divided equally between all clubs (16.1 million Euros per club), 25% is based on the performance of the teams (the champions receives 20 times the value of the last placed), and 25% is distributed according to the TV ratings and the number of games broadcasted on TV in the United Kingdom (there is a minimum of ten games). International revenues are shared equally by all clubs (22.1 million Euros per club).
Despite their worst table position, Arsenal and Tottenham have received larger amounts comparing to Chelsea since their games were more often broadcasted live in the United Kingdom.
However, these values ​​will increase significantly as it is expected that Premier League’s revenues, for the next three seasons, will grow to about 6.4 billion Euros (more 2.3 billion than the previous contract). In this sense, it is projected the champion will be able to receive about 117 million Euros and the last placed around 74 million Euros.
(Amounts in Euros)
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Note: Exchange Rate May 22, 2013: 1 GBP = 1,16684 EUR
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At a time when most European leagues are about to end, we present five young players who stood out in those which are considered the five most competitive championships, namely, Barclays Premier League (England), Bundesliga (Germany), Liga BBVA (Spain), Ligue 1 (France) and Serie A (Italy).
MARIO GOTZE – Bundesliga
Mario Gotze made ​​an impressive season and has already been “rewarded” with a transfer to Bayern Munchen for about 37 million Euros. The player stands out for its passing, crossing, dribbling and vision ability. Gotze also presented an interesting goalscoring sheet being responsible for 12.5% of Borussia Dortmund‘s goals in 12/13 Bundesliga being also important on defensive moments (2.8 interceptions and tackles per game).
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Although AS Roma has made ​​a modest championship, Erik Lamela has confirmed his potential. The youngster has shown a remarkable ability to dribble and shot scoring 21.7% of the goals of his team.
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The youngster from Ivory Coast, who plays for Toulouse, has proved to have great potential in tackles, interceptions and aerial duels but still needs to improve on the offensive moments.
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MATIJA NASTASIC – Barclays Premier League
The Serbian central defender who moved from Fiorentina to Manchester City has confirmed his potential and received several praises despite the less successful campaign of his team this year. Matija Nastasic has shown a great ability especially in aerial duels, although this was not confirmed offensively, good passing ability, strong in tackling and fewer fouls per game.
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The midfielder from  Atlético Madrid‘s “cantera” has been highlighted for his ability to pass and cross (has also played as a winger) and his defensive contribution. Moreover, he has been also responsible for a significant part of his team’s passing (9% of his team’s total passes).
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Notes: (1) Were only considered players with 21 or fewer years of age playing in the German, Spanish, French, English and Italian leagues; (2) The data presented in this article refers to the competitions mentioned above; (3) Data collected on May 18, 2013.
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After the end of the UEFA Europa League, we present some key figures of the 2012/2013 edition regarding the games, teams and players that took part in this competition.
Games: 204
Teams: 56
Players: 1,238 (average of 22 per team)
Goals: 521 (2.6 per game)
Headed Goals: 115 (0.6 per game)
1-15 Minute Goals: 50 (9.6%)
16-30 Minute Goals: 87 (16.7%)
31-45 Minute Goals: 68 (13.1%)
– Additional Time (1st half) Goals: 11 (2.1%)
– 46-60 Minute Goals: 85 (16.3%)
– 61-75 Minute Goals: 86 (16.5%)
– 76-90 Minute Goals: 91 (17.5%)
– Additional Time (2nd half) Goals: 39 (7.5%)
– Extra Time (1st half) Goals: 2 (0.4%)
– Extra Time (2nd half) Goals: 2 (0.4%)
Penalties Scored: 39
Penalties Denied: 14
– Offsides: 1.008 (4.9 per game)
– Fouls: 5,227 (25.6 per game)
Corner Kicks: 1,960 (9.6 per game)
– Yellow cards: 834 (4.1 per game)
– Red Cards: 45 (0.2 per game)
Top 3 Best Scorers: 1st – Libor Kozák, Lazio (8 Goals, Accuracy 47%, scored every 77 minutes), 2nd – Edinson Cavani, Napoli (7 goals; Accuracy 26%, scored every 66 minutes); 3rd – Óscar Cardozo, Benfica (7 goals, 32% Accuracy, scored every 84 minutes)
Top 3 Players with More Assists: 1st – Jose Barkero, Levante (6), 2nd – Juan Mata, Chelsea (6), 3rd – Fredy Guarin, Internazionale (4)
– Top 3 Players with More Shots on Target: 1st – Óscar Cardozo, Benfica (17 shots, 1.89 per game), 2nd – Samuel Eto’o, Anzhi (17 shots, 1.7 per game), 3rd – Fernando Torres, Chelsea (15 shots, 1.7 per game)
Teams with More Goals per game: 1st – Young Boys, Switzerland (2.33), 2nd – Dnipro, Ukraine (2.13), 3rd – Internazionale, Italy (2)
Goals per Match Finalists: Chelsea, England (1.89); Benfica, Portugal (1.67)
Top 3 Teams with More Shots on Target: 1st – Basel, Switzerland (73), 2nd – Stuttgart, Germany (71), 3rd – Lazio, Italy (65)
Commercial Gross Revenues (Euros): 225 million
Revenues Distributed to Clubs (Euros): 168,75 million
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Borussia Dortmund has become one of the most followed and praised clubs given the high-quality football presented on the field.
The club from Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League finalists in 2012/2013, has sought to invest more in the innovation component having, in this sense, introduced in 2012 a new mechanism that seeks to strengthen the capabilities of its players.
This revolutionary, device called “Footballnaut“, gives a new meaning to indoor training and is also used in the rehabilitation of players who are recovering from injuries. Footballnaut aims to develop some players capabilities such as first-touch, technique, speed of thought and execution and awareness.
Borussia Dortmund’s version includes a machine that shoots balls automatically towards the player in a ​​14 square meters area. The athlete is placed in the center of this area being the balls thrown in his direction at different speeds with a random variety of heights and angles. Then the player must receive the ball, look up in order to identify which of the 64 targets have their lights on, try to hit it with the ball as quickly as possible and return to the starting position to receive the next ball. This process is repeated successively during the training session. The coach receives all the data by computer.
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The Spanish striker, Michu, has been in a remarkable form playing for Swansea City in Barclays Premier League 12/13 and helped the club win its first Football League Cup.
The 27-year-old played for four Spanish clubs as a professional before arriving at his current team. Between 2004/2005 and 2006/2007 he played at Real Oviedo being transferred to Celta Vigo on the following season and, in 2011/2012, for Rayo Vallecano. It was in this club from Madrid, where Michu began to awaken greater interest in his performances being transferred to Swansea City in exchange for approximately 2.4 million Euros.
Taking into account his performances in the current season, at a very competitive league, many clubs will desire to bring him to their squads in the next transfer market period.
Player Profile – MICHU
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Main Statistics and Conclusions (Barclays Premier League 12/13)
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– Very important percentage of team goals (38%);
– 0,5 goals per game, very positive number taking into account the high level of competitiveness of Barclays Premier League;
– Significant shots effectiveness (17%);
– Only needs to touch a few times in the ball to score (low percentage of team’s total passes – 6%);
– Strong in aerial duels (49% won, 3,4 per game).
Note: Data collected on May 12, 2013.
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Currently, football clubs attract revenue through their shirts in two ways:
1. Brand that produces the kit (Adidas, Nike, etc..);
2. Sponsor with its logo in the center of the shirt.
The present ranking focuses on the second point. However, regarding the first one, at the moment, Real Madrid has the most valuable contract receiving, on average, 31.5 million Euros per year from Adidas.
In July 2012, Manchester United agreed a deal for seven years with Chevrolet with the amount of 430 million Euros setting a new record. The English club has been the one that has better explored this revenue stream being in negotiations with Nike to improve their current contract, which will probably become the highest one.
According to Forbes, although Real Madrid is the most valuable club, it only has the fifth highest shirt sponsorship. However, the Spanish club is in negotiations with Emirates which will certainly raise the current amount.
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Notes: (1) The 10-year contract between Manchester City and Etihad (491.2 million Euros) and the 5-year contract between Arsenal and Emirates (184.2 million Euros) were not included since they also comprise the naming rights of the stadium and their values are not public; (2) Exchange Rate April 26, 2013: 1 USD = 0.767430 EUR; (3) Amounts rounded to the hundreds of thousands.
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Forbes recently presented the ranking of the 20 most valuable football/soccer clubs in the world. In this ranking, we can observe that Real Madrid knocked, for the first time since 2004, Manchester United from the top spot and became the most valuable club with a value of around 2.5 billion Euros.
Simultaneously, Barcelona was the club that had the greatest growth in the last year (99%) followed by their rivals Real Madrid (76%), Manchester City (56%, club that rose more places in the ranking of 2013) and Manchester United (42%).
Overall, the Top 20 teams have an average value of 744 million Euros, which represents an increase of 26% compared to the 2011 edition, making a total of about 14.9 billion Euros. With regard to operating income, the average of the 20 clubs is 32 million Euros representing a drop of approximately 2.3 million compared to 2011.
Regarding new entries in the ranking, Newcastle United is now in the last position and Corinthians in the 16th place, being the first non-European club to join the list. The Brazilian side, who won Série A in Brazil in 2011 and FIFA Club World Cup 2012, has been characterized by creativity since they were the first Brazilian club to launch a TV channel of a sports team, TV Corinthians, and have sponsored an athlete who competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship event held in Rio de Janeiro.
In the table below, we present the top 20 most valuable clubs as well as some financial data for each of them.
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Analyzing the values ​​by country, we can observe that English clubs, being 5 of them in the Top 10, present a greater value than the remaining countries (linked to the new contracts for TV rights) although, on average, the leadership belongs to Spain.
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Notes: (1) Exchange Rate April 24, 2013: 1 USD = 0.768362 EUR; (2) Operating profit: earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and players transactions, (3) The values ​​presented are business values ​​(equity plus debt) based on multiple sources of revenue that clubs get through television rights, premium seats, media, merchandising, among others.
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Last week, FIFA Transfer Matching System GmbH published the “Global Transfer Market 2012” report which presents data about international transfers of professional football players aged over 18 years old. The report covers 200 countries and more than 5,600 professional clubs. The vision of FIFA TMS, who controls the process of players transfers is to foster and sustain a transparent global transfer market, based on integrity, responsibility and innovation.
Key figures of the market in 2012:

  • 11,552 international transfers performed successfully (increase of 1% compared to 2011);
  • Overall, European countries were the most active;
  • 64% of transfers occurred in January, July and August 2012;
  • On 31 January and 31 August 2012, there was a transfer every 5 minutes;
  • The most represented nationality in the transfer market was the Brazilian one, followed by Argentine and the ones belonging to the United Kingdom;
  • Average age of players transferred internationally: 24 years and 10 months (equal to 2011);
  • 39% of international transfers involved players aged between 20 and 24 years old;
  • 70% of international transfers involved out of contract athletes (equal to 2011), 12% involved loans between clubs (36% with monetary compensation), 10% direct transfers between clubs (85% with monetary compensation) and 8% returns on loans;
  • 14% of international transfers were performed involving monetary compensation between clubs;
  • 67% of clubs belonging to associations overseen by FIFA acquired at least one athlete and 79% sold at least one player;
  • Total compensation between clubs: 2.000 million Euros (drop of 10% compared to 2011);
  • Average compensation between clubs: 1.2 million Euros (break 11% compared to 2011);
  • Average length of contract of players acquired at no cost: 1 year and 4 months;
  • Average length of contract of players acquired through monetary compensation: 3 years;
  • Average length of loan agreements: 10 months;
  • Average annual fixed salary of the players transferred to Italy (the country with the highest average salary among the six most active countries in the market): 550 000 Euros;
  • Average annual fixed salary of the players transferred to Brazil (most active country in 2012 recording 11% of the total transfers): 61 000 Euros.
  • Change in the involvement of intermediaries in international transfers compared to 2011: + 19%;
  • Compensation paid by English clubs to intermediaries in international transfers (the highest in the world): 45 million Euros.

Incoming and Outgoing Transfers by Region
The European market registered the majority of the incoming and outgoing transfers in 2012. The African and North American markets were the ones with the highest growth while the South American and Asian regions registered a decline.
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Most Active Countries in the Transfer Market in 2012
Regarding the most active countries in the market in 2012, there is mainly a trend for the entry of a greater number of foreign players in the English market and the larger internationalization of the Spanish player, certainly encouraged by the achievements of the Spanish national team. In percentage terms, the countries with the largest growth in the number of entries were Iraq (342%), Ivory Coast (322%) and Liberia (300%). Regarding the outgoing transfers, the top 3 in percentage terms, is composed by Gabon (75%), Hong Kong (72%) and Malaysia (69%).
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Balance of Incoming and Outgoing Transfers (€)
With regard to the balance of each country between revenues and expenses with players transfers, Brazil and Portugal lead the top 10 countries whose benefits were higher than expenditures while England and Russia lead, prominently, spenders top 10.
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Average annual salary paid to players transferred into the 6 most active countries in the Market in 2012 (fixed compensation)
Regarding this aspect, there is still a large gap between the European and South American markets.
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Commissions paid to intermediaries in International Transfers
England, Italy and Russia lead the top 10 countries that paid the highest values to intermediaries in 2012.
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It is a thought that comes up often among those who follow football and discusses it daily: “teams, after being eliminated in the UEFA competitions, tend to show a poorer form.” Is this statement true?
In this context, Football Industry analyzed the performance of the 240 teams that participated in the last three editions of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League (2009/2010, 2010/2011 and 2011/2012) in the three games before their elimination in these competitions comparing them with the three games held after this event.
In the three seasons analyzed, the majority of the teams presented a poorer form after being eliminated in the UEFA competitions. Thus, in 2009/2010, 43% of the teams had worse outcomes after finishing their participation in these competitions. This value was 48% in 2010/2011 and 40% in 2011/2012.
Overall, the values ​​are the following ones:
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However, these values ​​differ depending on the league in which the team participates. Thus, we present below, the analysis of the performance of the teams after their elimination in UEFA competitions, by country:
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Regarding the leagues considered more competitive, the so-called Big 5 (Germany, Spain, France, England and Italy), we can observe that most of the teams from Germany, Spain and Italy had poorer results, while in the case of the English teams there is an equal number of clubs with a better and worse record and, in the case of the French teams, they tend to register better results after being eliminated from UEFA competitions.
Overall, in 15 of the 33 countries, clubs experienced a poorer form, in 8 cases better results, and in 2 there were no changes. In other countries there were equal percentages in two or more fields (eg. equal number of teams that have improved and worsened their form).
Notes: (1) UEFA competitions matches were not considered in the analysis of the performance of the teams before and after their elimination in these competitions (only were considered national competitions), (2) The analysis was performed from the group stage of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League onwards.
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