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  • More popular than God: Ronaldo, Messi, Federer and Kobe (but not Beckham)

    By Nick Harris 2 August 2010 Cristiano Ronaldo is the world’s most popular athlete in all of global sport according to new research by sportingintelligence to coincide with Facebook reaching the landmark of 500m active users. Social networking is increasingly important in the promotion and marketing of sports stars and teams. Thus Facebook, now the […]

  • NFL has ‘fairest’ pay distribution among the world’s major sports leagues

    By Nick Harris 2 April 2010 Average pay across America’s NFL differs less between its richest and poorest teams than in any other major sports league in the world, according to sportingintelligence’s Annual Review of Global Sports Salaries, published today. The study calculates pay at more than 200 teams across 10 leagues including in the […]

  • Yankees on top in global pay review, Premier League in the shade

    By Nick Harris 28 March 2010 The New York Yankees are the best-paid team in global sport measured by average first-team wages, ahead of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea and basketball’s Dallas Mavericks, according to the inaugural Annual Review of Global Sports Salaries (ARGSS), to be published this week by sportingintelligence. The average first-team pay at […]

  • American gridiron fans keep faith through the downturn

    By Nick Harris 4 January 2010 New figures collated by sportingintelligence.com following last night’s conclusion to the NFL’s 2009 regular season show that the world’s best-attended domestic sports league (by average crowd) has registered only a slight dip in numbers. The average number of people at the 256 regular season games was 67,509, or just […]

  • Why the NBA owns Christmas Day

    22 December 2009 It wasn’t so many decades ago (about five) that teams in the English football league would routinely play matches on Christmas Day, and then play the reverse match on Boxing Day. Whatever one thinks of packed modern schedules, they’re not like that now, although elsewhere in the world, the festive day has […]

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