Football is known by the fans as a game, but that’s not all. Football in our era can also be a very good and profitable business. Of course, the game comes first and foremost, but we have to recognise that a football club or a football association can have income from many different sources and that makes it a true business. As the impact of the game is huge and can bring people together just to buy tickets for a match or spend money to buy a shirt in the club colours or even buy food and drink from the restaurants/food trucks around the stadium just because they want to watch a football match of the club they are following and love from the very young ages of their life, this can mean that the club can have big revenues potential because, as it is in every business industry, the “clients”, i.e. the fans, are the best value for the companies. And it is of the best value because it is the one that if used in the right way can attract sponsors, investors and generate new fans in the country where the club is based or in neighbouring countries or even on another continent.
Football is a global sport. Football is that game that everyone has played since childhood. Football has the power to unite crowds. Football is the most popular game all over the world and for that reason, having the right combination between performance on the pitch and the business part outside of the team matches/games can be a great potential to the club/federation, to become a very profitable organisation and then have the power to reinvest some funds for improvements on the pitch, for football and development of clubs/federations in general, to promote itself further to the fans, sponsors and even players, by showing them that playing for this club will be beneficial of added values to their careers.
In conclusion, football is a true love for everyone, but it is also a great business.