The Club

Autores

Joshua Robinson, Jonathan Clegg

Subtítulo

how the English Premier League became the wildest, richest, most disruptive force in sports

Editora

Mariner Books

Cidade

Boston

Páginas

384

Ano

2019

ISBN

9780358213055

Resumo (outro idioma)

The Club is the previously untold inside story of how English soccer’s Premier League became the wildest, richest, most popular sports product on the planet.

 This is a sports and business tale of how money, ambition, and twenty-five years of drama remade an ancient institution into a twenty-first-century entertainment empire. No one knew it when their experiment began, but without any particular genius or acumen, the motley cast of billionaires and hucksters behind the modern Premier League struck gold.

Pretty soon, everyone wanted to try their luck, from Russian oligarchs to Emirati sheikhs, American tycoons, and Asian Tiger titans. Some succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. Some lost everything. Today, players are sold for tens of millions, clubs are valued in the billions, and games are beamed out to nearly two hundred countries, all while the league struggles to preserve its English soul.
 
Deeply researched and drawing on one hundred exclusive interviews, including the key decision makers at every major English team, The Club is the definitive and wildly entertaining narrative of how the Premier League took over the world.

Referência

ROBINSON, Joshua; CLEGG, Jonathan. The Club: how the English Premier League became the wildest, richest, most disruptive force in sports. Boston: Mariner Books, 2019.