- Index hide1 It is estimated that the value of the global sports industry reaches 620 billion dollars in the United States.
It is estimated that the value of the global sports industry reaches 620 billion dollars in the United States.
In 2021, FIFA deposited around 2 million US dollars into its accounts.
LaLiga’s income stood at 3,117 million euros in 2021.
In recent years, the sports world has become one of the most important industries in terms of consumers and finances. Recently, what is a surprise for the world of football, especially for fans, was revealed, after the announcement of the FC Barcelona player, Gerard Piqué, about his retirement through a video he posted on his social networks.
Over the years, the sports industry has become one of the most influential in the world, due to the large amount of money it can generate in all its areas.
According to a study by consulting firm AT Kearny, it is estimated that the value of the global sports industry reaches 620 billion dollars in the United States. This is because companies working in this sector, both large and small, spend millions of dollars each year developing new and improved products, not only for the benefit of elite athletes, but also for fans.
The football that is part of this acclaimed industry is one of the favorites globally, where FIFA, the highest body that governs this sport, indicates in its 2020 financial report that that year it registered 5,125 million dollars. Meanwhile, in terms of advertising and marketing, FIFA can enter around 2 million US dollars into its accounts, as demonstrated in its 2021 report.
Likewise, Deloitte data, indicate that LaLiga’s revenue stood, in 2021, at 3,117 million euros in the 2019/20 season. The Spanish competition fell to third place, seeing itself surpassed by the Bundesliga with 3,208 million euros, according to the 30th edition of the ‘Annual Review of Football Finance’ report.
Piqué retires from football and from FC Barcelona
The news that has surprised everyone this Thursday is the retirement of Spaniard Gerard Piqué, from the king of sports and from the Barça team. According to a publication made by the 35-year-old player, his last game will be this Saturday, when Barcelona hosts Almería for the Spanish League.
“Culés, I’m Gerard. For weeks, months, many people talk about me. So far I haven’t said anything. But now I want to be the one to talk about myself. Like many of you, I’ve always been from Barsa, I was born into a very footballing family and very culé. From a very young age he didn’t want to be a footballer, he wanted to be a Barça player. Lately, I’ve been thinking about that kid a lot. What would that Gerard have thought if he had told him that he would fulfill all his dreams. That he would make it to Barsa’s first team, that he would win all the possible titles, that he would be champion of Europe and the world… That he would play alongside the best in history, that he would be one of the captains, that he would make friends forever. Twenty-five years ago I entered Barsa, I left and came back”, he prefaced his speech before the camera.
“Football has given me everything, Barça has given me everything. You, culé, have given me everything. And now that the dreams of that child have been fulfilled, I want to tell you that I have decided that it is time to close this circle. I have always said that after Barsa there was no other team and that is how it will be. This Saturday will be my last game at the Camp Nou. I will become one more culé, I will cheer on the team and I will transmit my love for Barça to my children. Just like my family did with me. You already know me, sooner or later I’ll be back. See you at the Camp Nou, always visit Barsa ”, he completed his announcement.
This chapter is added to another one of the world champion with Spain, after months past he announced his separation from Shakira and other personal issues.
The experienced player, as reported from Spain, would be part of the preliminary list of 55 players that the coach presented to FIFA for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
At FC Barcelona, the defender was losing prominence in the team with the arrival of reinforcements. The central defender was Xavi Hernández’s fifth option, as he had players like Jules Koundé, Andreas Christensen, Ronald Araújo and Eric García in front of him.
It is well known that Piqué had his salary reduced by up to 50 percent at Barcelona. Last January, the central defender published his salary on his social networks, a figure of 2 million 884.39 euros, salary as of December 30, 2021.
In this context, some pages indicate that the Spaniard charges 2.3 million euros per month, but with the 50 percent reduction he has been left with a payroll of 4.6 million per season.
As in any market, the economy is very important, given that the departure of the Spanish player may affect the Barça team in terms of sponsorships, as at the time it also meant the departure of the Argentine Lionel Messi.
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