Top 20 Coaches’ Records in UEFA Club Competition After 100 Games


1. Pep Guardiola: W61 D23 L16
2. Louis van Gaal: W61 D22 L17
3. Rafael Benitez: W60 D22 L18
4. Jupp Heynckes: W58 D20 L22
5. Valeriy Lobanovskiy: W56 D23 L21
6. Giovanni Trapattoni: W56 D22 L22
7. Fabio Capello: W54 D27 L19
8. Sven-Goran Eriksson: W54 D26 L20
9. Jose Mourinho: W54 D25 L21
10. Carlo Ancelotti: W51 D27 L22
11. Ernst Happel: W54 D18 L28
12. Sir Alex Ferguson: W49 D32 L19
13. Manuel Pellegrini: W48 D32 L20
14. Jorge Jesus: W51 D22 L27
15. Otto Rehhagel: W52 D19 L29
16. Sir Bobby Robson: W50 D25 L25
17. Ottmar Hitzfeld: W50 D24 L26
18. Dick Advocaat: W48 D29 L23
19. Luciano Spalletti: W51 D19 L30
20. Unai Emery: W47 D29 L24

Source: BBC

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Top 10 Most Popular Football Clubs Online in China 2017


  • Manchester United have replaced Bayern Munich as the most popular team online in China.
  • Here is the Top 10, according to a new report.
  1. Manchester United (ENG)
  2. Bayern Munich (GER)
  3. Arsenal (ENG)
  4. Liverpool (ENG)
  5. Manchester City (ENG)
  6. Real Madrid (SPA)
  7. AC Milan (ITA)
  8. Tottenham Hotspur (ENG)
  9. Borussia Dortmund (GER)
  10. Barcelona FC (SPA)
  • The sixth edition of the Red Card, which analyses the influence of 53 European clubs on China’s social media platforms, has Arsenal and Liverpool joint third with Manchester City fifth.
  • The German Bundesliga remains the most influential league online.

 

Popular Players:

  • Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo is the most popular player online with Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil in second.
  • Manchester United’s striker Wayne Rooney also features (4th), along with his team-mate Anthony Martial (5th).
  • Real Madrid’s Welsh forward Gareth Bale is third.
  • Lionel Messi is a notable absentee as the Barcelona forward does not have a social media presence in China.

Source: Mailman – Report (The sixth edition of the Red Card) prepared by Shanghai-based consultancy which looks at commercial success, engagement and social media.

Top 5 European Football Leagues by Attendances (2016)


No surprise to see the likes of the English Premier League, German Bundesliga and Spanish La Liga leading the way when it comes to attendances in 2016. Massive numbers!

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Other notable leagues, which do not make the Top 5 list according to WSN.com, are the Dutch Eredivisie (6M) Portuguese Primeira Liga (3.3M) and the Turkish Super Lig (2.6M).

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Here is the Top 5 list :

  1. English Premier League (13.9M)
  2. German Bundesliga (13.2M)
  3. Spanish La Liga (10.7M)
  4. Italian Serie A (8.6M)
  5. French Ligue 1 (8M)

Source: WSN.com

Is China on the brink of establishing a football powerhouse?


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All 16 CSL clubs are owned by businesses (Source: Simon Chadwick, professor of sports enterprise at Salford University)

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Chart shows overseas players bought by Chinese teams; Chinese businesses investing in overseas clubs; and Chinese businesses investing in other sports-related overseas companies. (Source: Professor Simon Chadwick).