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Man City and and the Financial Fair Play regulation

In our latest Industry Insights piece, Professor Adrian Bell and Mr Mobolaji Alabi discuss the FFP and the case for Manchester City.

Man City

Alleged overspending, bloated sponsorship agreements and falsification of records have led to a 2-year ban for Manchester City from all UEFA club competitions. Despite a settlement agreement with the UEFA’s Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) in 2014, the club has also been fined €30m (£25m).

Writing for Henley Business School's Leading Insights, Professor Adrian Bell and PhD student Mr Mobolaji Alabi look into the Financial Fair Play regulation and its criticisms. Manchester City's annual accounts are explored from 2005-2018, including employee benefits, the cost of player acquisitions and revenue streams. Read the full piece here.

Professor Adrian Bell

Research Dean, Prosperity and Resilience
Adrian is Chair in the History of Finance and Research Dean, Prosperity and Resilience.

Mobolaji Alabi

Mobolaji is a Doctoral Researcher at the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, who joined in September 2019. Mobolaji’s Research is on the effects of regulation on the financial performance of football clubs.
Published 19th February 2020
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