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The Billionaires Club: The Unstoppable Rise of Football's Super-rich Owners (Hardback)
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The Billionaires Club: The Unstoppable Rise of Football's Super-rich Owners (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 24/08/2017
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Once upon a time football was run by modest local businessmen. Today it is the plaything of billionaire oligarchs, staggeringly wealthy from oil and gas, from royalty, or from murkier sources. But who are these new masters of the universe? Where did all their money come from? And what do they want with our beautiful game?

In The Billionaires Club James Montague, author of the fantastic Thirty-One Nil and When Friday Comes delves deeper than anyone else has dared, to tell this story for the first time.

It is part history of club ownership, part in-depth investigation into the money and influence that connects the super-rich around the globe, and part travel book as he crosses national boundaries in an attempt to reveal the real force behind modern-day football.

Whilst almost always cloaked in secrecy, the billionaire owner has to raise his head above the bunker when it comes to football ownership - a rare Achilles heel that allows access to worlds normally off limits for journalists and outsiders.

And so Montague criss-crosses the world - from Dhaka to Doha, from China to Crewe, from St Louis to London, from Bangkok to Belgium - to profile this new elite, their network of money and their influence that defies geographic boundaries.

At its heart The Billionaires Club is a football book, about some of the biggest clubs in the world. But it is also about something bigger: the world around us, the global economy, where the world is headed and how football has become an essential cog in this machine.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781472923103
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 637 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'The business-minded and the football crazy... will find [this book] hard to resist' - Sunday Times 

'The Billionaires Club seeks to understand why the global super-rich suddenly became interested in football, and what the consequences of this trend have been' - Irish Times 

'A fascinating read for the many football fans interested in the developments off pitch' - Financial Times 

'Both surprising and insightful ... The book does a fine job of examining just why rich men choose to plough oodles of money into football' - FourFourTwo 

'Montague... proves himself adept here at rustling up enlightening stories on the game from relatively far-flung outposts and placing them in the context of a broader global picture' - When Saturday Comes

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