Football

Tickets, wages, crowds: Premier League v Europe in five charts

West Ham’s gate receipts and attendances have increased since their move to the London Stadium in 2016 English football fans pay more. Their clubs have larger wage bills. But attendances are, on average, higher in the Premier League than anywhere in Europe. Uefa has released its ‘benchmark’ report for 2016, documenting everything from club revenues […]

Football

English Championship boasts third biggest crowds in Europe

More than 52,000 fans watched Newcastle draw with Leeds in April 2017 The Championship was the third most-watched league in European football during the 2016-17 season. The Premier League tops the list with total attendances of more than 13m, with Germany’s Bundesliga second. England’s second tier, with an total of more than 11m, ranks higher […]

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EurAsia Cup: Europe beat Asia 14-10 to retain trophy

Bjorn (centre) will captain Europe in the Ryder Cup against the United States in September Europe won eight of Sunday’s 12 singles matches to beat Asia 14-10 and retain the EurAsia trophy in Malaysia. Thomas Bjorn’s side trailled 6½-5½ going into the final day but asserted their dominance by winning eight of the opening nine […]

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EurAsia Cup: Asia comeback leaves Europe trailing by one point

Stenson (left) and Fleetwood won the opening match to draw Europe level Defending champions Europe will go into Sunday’s final 12 singles trailing Asia 6½-5½ in the EurAsia Cup. Europe trailed 3½-2½ after day one, and took the lead by winning three of the first four foursomes matches on the second day in Malaysia. But […]

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EurAsia Cup: Europe trail Asia by one point after opening day

Tommy Fleetwood and Paul Casey (right) got Europe off to a strong start before Asia hit back to lead on day one Defending champions Europe trail Asia by one point after the opening day of the EurAsia Cup in Malaysia. Paul Casey and Tommy Fleetwood started Friday’s fourballs with a 4&3 victory over Byeong-hun An […]

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Transfer window: Who’s on the move around Europe in January?

The January transfer window is now open and some of the top players in Europe are being linked with moves. Barcelona have already completed the signing of £142m Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho. But who else could be on the move from Europe’s top leagues? As part of the BBC’s Euro Leagues Football Show podcast European […]