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Interview with Football Leaks: 'Football Is a Paradise for Corruption'

Interview with Football Leaks: 'Football Is a Paradise for Corruption'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 09, 2016

For months now, the whistleblower platform Football Leaks has been posting player contracts and other official documents from the world of international soccer on its website. In an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE, "John" explains their motivations. Interview Conducted by Rafael Buschmann and Michael Wulzinger more... Comment ]

Ehemaliger NFL-Profi Pear: "Lassen Sie Ihre Kinder nicht Football spielen. Niemals!"

Ehemaliger NFL-Profi Pear: "Lassen Sie Ihre Kinder nicht Football spielen. Niemals!"

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 07, 2016

Am Sonntagabend steigt in Santa Clara der Super Bowl. Dave Pear hat ihn vor 35 Jahren gewonnen. Doch der Football ruinierte seinen Körper und sein Gehirn. Hier spricht er über den Hass auf seinen Sport und die NFL. Ein Interview von Veit Medick, Washington mehr... Forum ]

Vergessener NFL-Profi: Der echte erste deutsche Super-Bowl-Gewinner

Vergessener NFL-Profi: Der echte erste deutsche Super-Bowl-Gewinner

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 06, 2016

Sebastian Vollmer gilt als erster Deutscher, der den Super-Bowl-Titel gewann. Irrtum! Markus Koch aus Nordrhein-Westfalen war schon in den Achtzigern ein Football-Held. Heute hat er mit seinem Sport gebrochen. Von Heiko Oldörp mehr... Forum ]

Football Leaks: Whistleblower Exposes Top Players' Contracts

Football Leaks: Whistleblower Exposes Top Players' Contracts

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 05, 2016

Online whistleblower Football Leaks has attracted global attention for publishing the contracts of stars like Germany's Mesut Özil. For its latest exposés, the platform has provided SPIEGEL with access to around 60 documents that contain new revelations such as the annual salary paid by Real Madrid to Toni Kroos. By Rafael Buschmann and Michael Wulzinger more... Comment ]

Nice No More: The End of the German Fairytale

Nice No More: The End of the German Fairytale

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 20, 2015

The World Cup scandal brought to light by SPIEGEL serves as a reminder that Germany is nowhere near as perfect as it had started to look -- ironically, around the time of that historic "fairytale summer." A Commentary By Markus Feldenkirchen more... Comment ]

World Cup Scandal: Germany Appears to Have Bought Right to Host 2006 Tournament

World Cup Scandal: Germany Appears to Have Bought Right to Host 2006 Tournament

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 16, 2015

Information obtained by SPIEGEL suggests the German bidding committee created a slush fund in its effort to land the rights to host the 2006 World Cup. Senior officials, including football hero Franz Beckenbauer, are believed to have known about fund. more... Comment ]

NFL-Quarterback Smith: Kieferbruch nach Kabinenschlägerei

NFL-Quarterback Smith: Kieferbruch nach Kabinenschlägerei

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 12, 2015

Geno Smith von den New York Jets wird den Saisonstart der NFL verpassen. Mit einem Faustschlag hat ihm ein Mitspieler den Kiefer gebrochen. Laut einer Statistik wird jede Woche ein amerikanischer Football-Profi festgenommen. mehr...

Interview with Thomas Bach: 'We Can Only Provide Inspiration'

Interview with Thomas Bach: 'We Can Only Provide Inspiration'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 16, 2015

Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committe, talks to SPIEGEL about anti-gay laws, Hamburg's 2024 bid and the association's limited responsibility for human rights. Interview conducted by Lukas Eberle and Maik Großekathöfer more... Comment ]

Dirty Dancer: Sepp Blatter's Corrupt Fiefdom Comes Crashing Down

Dirty Dancer: Sepp Blatter's Corrupt Fiefdom Comes Crashing Down

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 05, 2015

With his top officials arrested for corruption, FIFA President Sepp Blatter finally recognized that it was time to go. Now, the global football body will have to reinvent itself. But is that even possible anymore? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Messi's Missing Millions: Doubts Cloud Charity Games

Messi's Missing Millions: Doubts Cloud Charity Games

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 05, 2015

Where did the money go from six benefit football matches played by Lionel Messi and friends? The world famous football player says they went to charity. Tax investigators believe they went to the players. Documents have emerged that are fueling those suspicions. By Rafael Buschmann and Michael Wulzinger more... Comment ]