Dark Side of the Dream: Why Arsenal Star Per Mertesacker Is Happy to Leave Football

Dark Side of the Dream: Why Arsenal Star Per Mertesacker Is Happy to Leave Football

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 16, 2018

After 15 years as a professional football player, Arsenal player Per Mertesacker is hanging up his boots. Plagued by injuries and stressed by the game, he argues that it's time for people to understand its human cost. By Antje Windmann more... Comment ]

Nach Super-Bowl-Triumph: Drei Eagles-Profis wollen auf Trump-Besuch verzichten

Nach Super-Bowl-Triumph: Drei Eagles-Profis wollen auf Trump-Besuch verzichten

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 05, 2018

Während der Hymne gab es diesmal keine Proteste - nach dem Super Bowl erklärten jedoch drei Spieler der siegreichen Philadelphia Eagles, die Einladung ins Weiße Haus nicht annehmen zu wollen. mehr... Video ]


Sportstadt Philadelphia: Endlich wieder richtige Sieger

Sportstadt Philadelphia: Endlich wieder richtige Sieger

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 05, 2018

Die Philadelphia Eagles gingen als klare Außenseiter in das Endspiel um den Super Bowl. Dank des großen Auftritts ihres Ersatz-Quarterbacks gewannen sie. Ein Erfolg, auf den die Stadt lange warten musste. Von Heiko Oldörp mehr... Video | Forum ]

Leo's Secret Society: The Shady World of Messi's Charitable Foundation

Leo's Secret Society: The Shady World of Messi's Charitable Foundation

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 22, 2018

Documents from the Football Leaks whistleblowing platform have raised serious questions about Lionel Messi's charitable foundations -- from annual reports filed years after the fact to the granting of possibly illegal tax exemptions to donors. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Football Leaks: Messi Foundation May Have Issued Illegal Donation Certificates to Barcelona 

Football Leaks: Messi Foundation May Have Issued Illegal Donation Certificates to Barcelona 

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 19, 2018

Lionel Messi has already been convicted of tax evasion. New reporting by DER SPIEGEL suggests that the superstar's foundation also helped FC Barcelona to save on taxes. It wasn't legal. By Rafael Buschmann, Jürgen Dahlkamp, Gunther Latsch, Nicola Naber, Jörg Schmitt and Michael Wulzinger more... Comment ]

FC Barcelona Star Lionel Messi: Tax Troubles, an Audit and a 100-Million-Euro Contract

FC Barcelona Star Lionel Messi: Tax Troubles, an Audit and a 100-Million-Euro Contract

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 15, 2018

Why is FC Barcelona paying superstar striker Lionel Messi over 100 million euros a year? Confidential documents contain evidence of more tax trouble, a questionable loan and the negotiating tricks employed by Messi's father. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Football Leaks: Lionel Messi's 100-Million-Euro Contract

Football Leaks: Lionel Messi's 100-Million-Euro Contract

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 13, 2018

No football player in the world earns more: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona makes in excess of 100 million euros in a single season. His salary is the subject of documents provided by the whistleblowing platform Football Leaks. By Rafael Buschmann, Jürgen Dahlkamp, Gunther Latsch, Nicola Naber, Jörg Schmitt and Michael Wulzinger more... Comment ]

New Tax Problems: Lionel Messi Paid around 12 Million Euros in Back Taxes

New Tax Problems: Lionel Messi Paid around 12 Million Euros in Back Taxes

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 12, 2018

Facing what could have been a new round of troubles with fiscal authorities, football player Lionel Messi paid 12 million euros in back taxes at the end of 2016. Documents supplied by Football Leaks show that FC Barcelona ultimately jumped in to cover the superstar's tax debt. By Rafael Buschmann, Jürgen Dahlkamp, Gunther Latsch, Nicola Naber, Jörg Schmitt and Michael Wulzinger more... Comment ]


College-Football-Champion Alabama: "War das ein großartiges Spiel, oder was?"

College-Football-Champion Alabama: "War das ein großartiges Spiel, oder was?"

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 09, 2018

Es ist das zweitgrößte American-Football-Event nach dem Super Bowl: Alabama ist im Endspiel der College-Meisterschaften gleich zwei Mal spektakulär zurückgekommen. Die Entscheidung fiel erst in der Verlängerung. mehr... Forum ]

Diddys Interesse an Football-Team: "Es ist Zeit für Vielfalt!"

Diddys Interesse an Football-Team: "Es ist Zeit für Vielfalt!"

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 18, 2017

Diddy will die Carolina Panthers kaufen. Der jetzige Besitzer des Football-Teams, Jerry Richardson, hatte den Verkauf nach Sexismus- und Rassismusvorwürfen angekündigt. mehr...