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The LaLiga Newsletter

May 2019


Cádiz CF: There will be a carnival when we achieve LaLiga promotion
  • The famous club is targeting a return to LaLiga Santander after 13 seasons away.
  • President Manuel Vizcaíno believes recent progress of the club can be attributed to the increased visibility of the second division that LaLiga has provided.
European clubs unite against European Club Competitions overhaul
  • European Leagues and LaLiga hosted over 240 clubs at the European Leagues Club Advisory Platform in Madrid to protect domestic competitions.
  • The overwhelming majority of clubs oppose ideas for a restricted-entry Champions League that have been proposed by UEFA and ECA.
How the future of Spanish football is being shaped in Asia
  • Clubs across Spain place huge importance on their academies to develop both their first team and their international brand.
  • By entering youth tournaments and opening schools across Asia, clubs such as Valencia CF and Real Betis are winning new fans, partners and sponsors.
Levante UD: where social inclusion has become business strategy
  • Over 20 years, the Valencian club has built an approach to equality that has become the core of its identity.
  • Through creating job opportunities and increasing representation within society, the implications of this work stretch far beyond football.


How intellectual property rights are driving global sports

  • Mark Lichtenhein, Chairman of the Sports Rights Owners’ Coalition (SROC), explains the threats of intellectual property (IP) theft to the sports industry and subsequent effect on national economies.
  • The SROC works with competition organisers to bring the dangers of IP theft to wider attention and demand action at a government level.

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Spanish football summer schools arriving in the US and India

  • The LaLiga methodology will be taught to coaches and players across the US and India during the coming months.
  • The courses are designed to strengthen football at a local level while building deeper connections to the Spanish game.
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LaLiga arrives on TikTok, the fastest-growing social network

  • There are already 500 million active users on the video platform giving Spanish football a significant new audience.
  • LaLiga will use its presence to increase visibility of Spanish clubs to young fans from around the world.
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LaLiga partners with local coaches to find the future stars of Indian football

  • 48 coaches received expert instruction on the LaLiga methodology at a workshop in New Delhi.
  • Through grassroots football, the Spanish league is creating a platform for the future stars of the Indian game to be discovered.
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The key role of compliance in the future of Spanish football

  • LaLiga discussed the role of transparency and security to the long-term reputation of football during an event at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium.
  • Compliance officers from RCD Mallorca, AD Alcorcón and FC Barcelona explain how the requirement has taken hold in all Spanish clubs.
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Spanish clubs increase revenue by 20.6% in one season

  • Record LaLiga revenues of €4.479bn were posted for the 2017/18 financial year confirming its status as the second largest European league.
  • Alongside broadcast incomes, commercial revenues and player transfer fees contributed heavily to club growth, which is being invested in the future.
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Academy launch takes LaLiga’s commitment to China to the next level

  • LaLiga’s first permanent academy in China set to open in 2021 as part of 10-year agreement with China Sports Futurity Investment.
  • A new youth tournament has also been created bringing U-16 Spanish sides to China this summer.
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A love of LaLiga is helping Egyptians to learn Spanish

  • LaLiga and the Spanish embassy have joined forces to create a teaching project that will improve language skills and knowledge of Spanish football.
  • The number of course attendees are set to surpass expectations with 750 attendees attending the first two seminars.
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LaLiga clubs work together to improve the fan experience

  • Through LaLiga’s ticketing working groups, clubs are finding new ways to deepen links with fans and share best practice with others.
  • Initiatives at Real Oviedo and Girona have already begun to achieve commercial results.
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Real Sociedad’s ‘dream stadium’ is the new jewel in San Sebastián’s crown

  • The Anoeta redevelopment project is designed to create a new tourist attraction for an entire city.
  • The club funded the majority of the €50m project itself after closely following LaLiga’s financial policy.
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LaLiga clubs are working together when it comes to internationalisation strategies READ MORE
FIFA begins testing the future of VAR in Madrid READ MORE


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