Money, Money, Money. Football Leaks Shows Us that Football Is Sick

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Series Details 12.12.16
Publication Date 12/12/2016
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The largest leak in the history of sports reveals murky financial transactions in the world of European professional football and exposes the tax tricks employed by some of the Continent's biggest stars.

The data includes 18.6 million documents, including original contracts with secret subsidiary agreements, emails, Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and photos. The data set extends into the year 2016. EIC partners will publish their findings over a period of time in 2016-2017, allowing for an unprecedented look into the gloomy depths of the modern football industry.The Football Leaks revelations provide evidence of a professional sport that has grown rotten to the core. The system puts money first and players and fans second. It's time for those who love the game to fight back. An editorial piece by Klaus Brinkbäumer.

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Website: European Investigative Collaborations
EIC: Football Leaks
Spiegel Online International, 12.12.16: 'A Wretched Image': Why Özil Had To Pay 2.8 Million in Back Taxes
Spiegel Online International, 12.12.16: Unchained. The Man Behind Football Leaks
Spiegel Online International, 09.12.16: Shell Game: Ronaldo, Mourinho and the Paper Trail to the Caribbean
Wikipedia: Football Leaks

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