Jorginho of Italy celebrates with trophy following his team’s victory against England at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Claudio Villa/Getty Images

The cheapest ticket a soccer fan could buy to watch Manchester United in 1990 was £3.50; 25 years later it was £31, a 785 per cent increase. The incre(...)

Manchester United Executives Joel Glazer (2nd left) and Avram Glazer (centre) and Ed Woodward at the New York Stock Exchange in 2012. File photograph: Getty

Joel Glazer has promised to “accelerate” discussions regarding fans owning shares in Manchester United, with the co-chairman acknowledging the need fo(...)

Major US stock indexes fell from record levels on Monday. Photograph: Courtney Crow/New York Stock Exchange via AP

European stocks retreated slightly from record highs on Monday, as a weaker open on Wall Street and rallying currencies offset optimism about a solid (...)

 Joel Glazer of Manchester United will be a vice-chairman of the proposed European Super League. File photograph: EPA

On Sunday night 12 European football clubs announced the formation of a new competition, the Super League, to widespread criticism from governments, t(...)

Uefa have been battling the growing ambitions of  elite clubs for decades but now matters have  reached a tipping point. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA

Today was meant to be a good day down at Uefa HQ. At 1.30 this afternoon they were due to unveil the big Champions League revamp. The Swiss System, o(...)

Spain’s Atlético Madrid signed 19-year-old Portuguese striker João Félix from Benfica for €126 million. Photograph: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty Images

Spending by teams in Europe’s big five leagues totalled a record €5.5 billion during the close season transfer window, financial analyst Deloitte’s Sp(...)

Liverpool star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Statsports chief global strategist Jarlath Quinn

Newry-based sports tech company StatSports is weighing a flotation in about two years’ time, at which point it expects to be worth in excess of £1 bil(...)

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring his sides third goal during the UEFA Champions League  . Photo  : Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

An obscure Chinese investor buys an unfashionable Premier League football club and promises to transform their prospects, making them big in China by (...)