Migration in Sports: The Case of European and Greek Football

Panagiotis E. Dimitropoulos
University of Peloponnese, Teaching Staff, Sparta, PC, Greece

Series: Sports and Athletics Preparation, Performance, and Psychology
BISAC: SPO066000

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Undoubtedly, professional football hails as the most popular sport around the world. Dozens of football players, coaches, managers, agents, and fans are partake in it every day in some form, whether it is earning money, entertaining, or simply watching this sport. However, a crucial issue that requires attention is the immigration of players to foreign championships in order to be able to take advantage of professional opportunities or to find a way into more advanced football leagues. The purpose of this book is to study the immigration of athletes onto the European football field, with an emphasis on the Greece Superleague.

The main conclusion that has emerged from this study is that more and more Greek players take advantage of the free market and choose to leave by migrating to find better working conditions in one of the most advanced European championships. At the same time, this book addresses that the flow of foreign athletes has increased remarkably in all European countries and in Greece specifically, which is the seventh highest host European country of migrant footballers, despite the small size and competitiveness of the Greek league.

Preface

Chapter 1. Current Status and Framework of European Football

Chapter 2. Globalization of Football and Migration

Chapter 3. Sports and Migration

Chapter 4. Football Migration around the Globe

Chapter 5. Football Player Migration in Greece

Chapter 6. Concluding Remarks

Chapter 1

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The audience of this proposed publication could be social scientists, such as economists, sociologists and other who are interested on the migration phenomenon, sport managers, club owners, regulatory authorities officials and students on the field of economics, human resources, sport management and policy, political sciences at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

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