Hide-and-Seek: How British Football Clubs Secretly Signed Youth Talent

Hide-and-Seek: How British Football Clubs Secretly Signed Youth Talent

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 12, 2019

It appears that football club FC Chelsea secretly signed underage players. The development could also have direct consequences for FC Bayern Munich's recruiting efforts in Germany. By Rafael Buschmann, Nicola Naber and Christoph Winterbach more... Comment ]

American Football: Der "Gronk"-Zug rollt nicht mehr

American Football: Der "Gronk"-Zug rollt nicht mehr

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 26, 2019

Er war ein Tight End, wie ihn die NFL nie zuvor hatte. Nun beendet New Englands Rob Gronkowski seine Karriere nach neun Jahren. Der Liga geht ein Profi verloren, der Erfolg und Entertainment vereinte. Von Heiko Oldörp, Boston mehr... Forum ]


Football Leaks: Man City Accused of Using Shadow Firms to Flout Rules

Football Leaks: Man City Accused of Using Shadow Firms to Flout Rules

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 01, 2019

Football Leaks documents outline how Manchester City's owners may have used a surreptitious company in the Cayman Islands to conceal a player investment fund. The team has been accused of violating UEFA spending rules. By Rafael Buschmann and Christoph Winterbach more... Comment ]

Totally Unbiased? Possible Conflict of Interest Dogs Football Leaks Probe

Totally Unbiased? Possible Conflict of Interest Dogs Football Leaks Probe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 26, 2019

A potential conflict of interest is hampering proceedings by European prosecutors who are looking into the Football Leaks data trove. Revelations about a Portuguese official raise questions about whether the whistleblower in the case can expect a fair trial in Portugal. By Rafael Buschmann, Nicola Naber and Michael Wulzinger more...


A Child Prodigy's Fate: Jadon Sancho's Path to the Bundesliga

A Child Prodigy's Fate: Jadon Sancho's Path to the Bundesliga

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 22, 2019

Young English football star Jadon Sancho is electrifying the Bundesliga, Germany's top league. Manchester City spent years trying to secure the player for the long term, even apparently resorting to irregular payments. But he landed in Germany nonetheless. By Rafael Buschmann and Christoph Winterbach more... Comment ]

Bratwurst and Beer: German Football Struggles to Keep Up with Premier League Glitz

Bratwurst and Beer: German Football Struggles to Keep Up with Premier League Glitz

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 15, 2019

Ahead of the Champions League matches between English and German teams, experts are gushing about the fantastic talent and marketing potential of the Premier League clubs. But why? The Bundesliga has much more to offer than just entertainment. By Hendrik Buchheister, Rafael Buschmann, Gerhard Pfeil, Christoph Winterbach and Michael Wulzinger more... Comment ]


Interview with Football Leaks Whistleblower Pinto: 'This Football Mafia Is Everywhere'

Interview with Football Leaks Whistleblower Pinto: 'This Football Mafia Is Everywhere'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 01, 2019

In an interview, Rui Pinto, the Portuguese man who kept the industry in suspense over revelations from Football Leaks, discusses his life in anonymity, the explosive power of his documents and accusations that he is a hacker. Interview Conducted By Rafael Buschmann, Hendrik Maassen (NDR), Yann Philippin (Mediapart), Nino Seidel (NDR) and Michael Wulzinger more... Video ]

Super Bowl 2019: Die wichtigsten Infos im Überblick

Super Bowl 2019: Die wichtigsten Infos im Überblick

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 31, 2019

Revanche für 2002 - oder sechster Titel? Im Super Bowl treffen die Los Angeles Rams und die New England Patriots aufeinander. Alles, was Sie zu dem Duell wissen müssen, finden Sie in der Übersicht. mehr... Forum ]


NFL-Quarterback Philip Rivers: Der ewige Traum vom Super Bowl

NFL-Quarterback Philip Rivers: Der ewige Traum vom Super Bowl

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 13, 2019

In mehreren Statistiken reiht sich Philip Rivers bei den besten Quarterbacks der NFL-Historie ein. Nur eines fehlt dem Spielmacher der Los Angeles Chargers in seiner Karriere: eine Meisterschaft. Von Heiko Oldörp mehr... Forum ]

American Football: Kicker trifft Sekunden vor dem Ende die Stangen - dramatisches Saison-Aus für Chicago

American Football: Kicker trifft Sekunden vor dem Ende die Stangen - dramatisches Saison-Aus für Chicago

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 07, 2019

Kicker Cody Parkey von den Chicago Bears erlebte im Playoff-Spiel gegen die Philadelphia Eagles einen Albtraum: Statt sein Team ins Viertelfinale zu bringen, traf er die Stangen. "Das wird mich eine Weile beschäftigen." mehr... Forum ]