Brazilian Soccer’s Outmoded Ownership Model Limits Growth – Consultancy

Among the first division clubs in Europe, 92% are organized as corporate entities; in Brazil, 92% of clubs in the first and second divisions are associations.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian soccer clubs continue to work under an old model, which limits their growth. Such is the finding of a study prepared by EY consultancy that analyzed the organization of clubs in Brazil and in other regions such as Europe, where the corporate club is more common.

Under the corporate model, clubs have investors and follow rules different from the membership model, which is more prevalent in Brazil.

"The first conclusion is that abroad most clubs are private, and here the majority are membership clubs. They are clubs that, like a city, have regular elections and . . .

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