Two comments from this annual article by Forbes: “The Nike swoosh will continue to adorn the shirt as well thanks to a 13-year pact with the apparel maker that pays the team $470 million plus a 50% share of profits on specific merchandise through 2015.”
• Make way for the influx of big clubs both locally here in the States and anywhere with a big enough television audience. Just this week we heard a barrage of potential and likely match-ups in the states with names ranging from AC Milan all the way down to Benfica.
Forbes’ comment on this: The “poorest” global clubs “have little reach outside their local markets. Manchester City and Newcastle United posted operating losses of $56 million and $49 million.