©2018 by Esteve Calzada. 

  • Icono social de YouTube

July 15, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure from Real Madrid overshadowed a World Cup without big icons and leaves LaLiga with a big hole that will last for a long time.

Rumours about Cristiano Ronaldo's departure from Real Madrid had been rising Juventus' value on the stock exchange for weeks until the news became official last Tuesday. Real Madrid's most influential player of all-time ended a 9-years fairy-tale story at the white house, ha...

July 15, 2017

A few days ago, when we were negotiating his contract as manager of our latest venture CE Sabadel FCl, Toni Seligrat said to me: "Oh my God how much has this changed, not so long ago managers were negotiating new contracts in a Director’s personal office, full of smoke and in the middle of the night, and often with proposals of under the table payments and other very creative clauses".

In fact, at the end of the first decade of...

July 17, 2016

The unexpected UK exit from the EU puts at the borderline the most powerful football league in the world for the first time and translates into an excellent opportunity for LaLiga

On June 23rd a "match" not organised by the Premier League was held in Great Britain and its consequences could be a huge blow for the admired English clubs tournament. By voting in favour of "Brexit", British fans did a disservice to its favourite co...

June 4, 2016

FC Barcelona wins the financial duel but Juventus’ management model is already widely admired

On April 9, 2003, when I started as FC Barcelona’s Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer, and coinciding with a Champions League quarter-final match between Juventus and Barcelona at the old Delle Alpi stadium, I asked to meet with Romy Gai, my counterpart in the Italian team. I wanted to learn from his marketing management model whic...

October 11, 2015

“Our objective is to catch up with the Premier League and prevent it from turning into the NBA of football”, frequently claims Javier Tebas, President of La Liga. Such statement was made for the last time during the renowned Leaders Sports Summit, which took place this week in London with the presence of most of the main influential figures in the industry and, of course, with extensive media coverage.

How are you planning to d...

January 14, 2015

The impossible dream of signing Messi is back stronger than ever to the forefront of the news. CFO’s have started their number crunching following the rumors on a possible bad relationship with his manager and the contradictory player’s statements in the media. We can no longer hear Messi say categorically that he wants to develop his entire career at Barça and this has alerted some of the most powerful clubs, which try to fin...

November 24, 2014

Los jugadores y aficionados de Inglaterra se preparan para un empacho, y no precisamente de turrón, mientras en la Liga BBVA y en la gran mayoría de ligas nos encontramos en pleno parón invernal

Un año más la Premier League inglesa encara un “empacho” de partidos de liga, nada menos que 3 jornadas y 30 enfrentamientos de máximo nivel entre el día 26 –el boxing day- y el primer día del nuevo año, mientras el resto del mundo futb...

January 9, 2014

Jamón ibérico, wine… and now football players as well. Just like that. Last summer player transfers window has seen the number of Spanish players going international reach its higher ever. As much as 222 Spanish players are registered in top division leagues all over the world, resulting in yet another precious “good” exported globally by the country of La Liga.

Growth for 6th consecutive year

Since national team won 2008 Austri...

October 26, 2013

It was in London, financial and football European capital, on October 10th 2013. The crème de la crème of football business was gathering around Leaders conference in Stamford Bridge. Executives from all over the world were moving around to meet-up with best contacts, in search for business for their respective entities. And in there I had the opportunity to chat with Real Madrid and FC Barcelona international executives. For...

July 7, 2013

800 players in top 5 European leagues have made more than 900,000 tweets – Cristiano Ronaldo, the king of Twitter, on his way to 20 million followers– Real Madrid and FC Barcelona dominate Europe – The account of Real Madrid player Álvaro Arbeloa, the oldest in Spanish football and among the first 10 in Europe – Leo Messi, the big absent – Atlético de Madrid players, the most stuck to Twitter

The match just finished. Getting in...

Please reload