European football clubs’ revenue declines by £3.4bn over pandemicCombined revenue falls to £22bn, according to DeloitteBundesliga overtakes La Liga as second most lucrative league The Premier League’s revenue fell by 13%, but Manchester United still found £73m to spend on Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund. Photograph: Leon Kuegeler/AFP/Getty Images
The combined football market across the ‘big five’ European leagues contracted by 13 per cent in 2019/20
Brazil’s youngest Olympic medallist, Rayssa Leal, arrived home on Wednesday to find a lawyer she did not know had trademarked her nickname because she was worried unscrupulous business people might take advantage of the 13-year-old skateboarder. Flavia Penido said she applied to register the ‘Little Fairy’ nickname given to Leal, who won a silver medal in Tokyo in the street category. Penido watched Leal’s performance that enchanted Brazil in the early hours of Monday morning and soon after consulted national trademark authorities to see if anyone had registered the name for skateboarding clothes or equipment.
The forward had been expected to go under the knife upon his return to Old Trafford from England duty.