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Football Leaks : Uncovering the Dirty Deals Behind the Beautiful Game - Rafael Buschmann

Football Leaks

Uncovering the Dirty Deals Behind the Beautiful Game

Paperback Published: 27th June 2018
ISBN: 9781783351404
Number Of Pages: 320

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The astonishing story of the biggest leak in sporting history, and the ugly underside of the beautiful game.

In 2016, a whistleblower known only as 'John' leaked 18.6 million confidential documents to German weekly Der Spiegel. This treasure trove uncovers the shadowy dealings of clubs, players and agents at the highest echelons of international football. And the story it tells is astonishing.

In Football Leaks, Spiegel journalists Rafael Buschmann and Michael Wulzinger reveal the explosive secrets they uncovered in these data. From the eye-popping contracts of players such as Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic and Ozil to the exorbitant fees of super-agents, and from third-party ownership to opaque tax structures, this is a tale rife with greed, loopholes and corruption. At the same time, it is the gripping story of a whistleblower who wanted to liberate football from its Mafia structures - and now finds himself on the run.

About the Author

Rafael Buschmann, born in Zabrze (Poland) in 1982, studied German, psychology, sport and education. He joined the sports desk of Spiegel Online as a reporter in 2010 and then moved to the Spiegel in 2013. For his report on the disclosure of the irregularities behind the 2006 World Cup he and his co-authors were awarded the 2016 Henri Nannen Prize. Michael Wulzinger, born in 1965, studied history, political science and German, joined the Spiegel sports desk in 1997 and was its head until September 2016.

ISBN: 9781783351404
ISBN-10: 1783351403
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 27th June 2018
Publisher: FABER & FABER
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.34

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