Win bonuses tip Barca into the red | Eurosport
European champions Barcelona will post a pre-tax loss of around 21 million euros in the year to the end of June as costs rose from win bonuses paid to players. Javier Faus, Barca's vice president for economic affairs, said revenue for the period was 420 million euros, up from 415 million in the year-earlier period, while spending was cut from 495 million to 441 million.
More games than anybody | FCBarcelona
Barça have played 62 games this last season. The team have played every game possible: 2 in the Super Cup, 38 in the League, 9 in the Spanish Cup, and 13 in the Champions League, more games than any team in the major European leagues.
Villa: Goals that win titles | FCBarcelona
David Villa, as a world champion in South Africa, had won the Cup and Super Cup for Valencia. In his first year at Barça he’s added to his honours with another Super Cup, the League and the Champions League, and has scored 23 goals.
Brilliant Barca back in the market | Eurosport
Guardiola and sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta have a total budget of around 45 million euros for new players - which is why possible targets like the Brazilian Neymar are being ruled out. Prices in the Brazilian market are overinflated, in large part because the Brazilian currency is so strong.
Corporate lessons from football club! Yes, from Barcelona | The Star
And if there's another reason to like FC Barcelona it has to be this: It is probably the only club that pays its sponsor. In July 2006 FC Barcelona announced a five-year agreement with UNICEF, which includes the placement of UNICEF's logo on their jersey. And the deal raises almost US$2mil per year for UNICEF's humanitarian aid programmes.
Barcelona set to sign Real Zaragoza's Joel Valencia - report | Goal
The Catalans will reportedly pay Zaragoza a fee of €300,000 for the services of the Ecuadorian starlet, who has allegedly signed a three-year deal at Camp Nou. The 17-year-old midfielder caught the attention of the Spanish champions with a string of fine performances in the Zaragoza youth academy in the 2010-11 campaign.
Angry Bojan linked with Roma | Sky Sports
Roma could be ready to move for Bojan, who has reacted with anger after being offered to Udinese as part of a transfer. The young Spanish striker is adamant he wants to fight for his place at Camp Nou, after coming through the youth ranks at Barcelona.
Maxwell not off to Milan | Football Italia
Maxwell will not be leaving European champions Barcelona for Milan this summer, his agent has insisted. The left-back was this week associated with the Rossoneri given that he is not a regular at the Nou Camp and because his agent is Mino Raiola.
Arshavin casts doubt over Cesc future | ESPN
Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas may claim to be in the dark over his future with the club, but team-mate Andrei Arshavin has revealed that some of the Gunners fear the Spaniard is on his way out.
Real Madrid's Jose Mourinho has no right to slam referees - Ruben de la Red | Goal
"A coach of Real Madrid should not react like he did. The entire world sees what happens on the pitch. That's why it is better if other people do the talking." The 26-year-old De la Red was forced to retire from professional football in November 2010 due to health problems, and he currently works as a youth coach at the Santiago Bernabeu side.
Atletico bring Manzano back | Eurosport
Atletico Madrid have appointed Gregorio Manzano as coach for the 2011-12 season. Atletico, the 2010 Europa Cup winners, parted company with Quique Sanchez Flores last month after finishing seventh in La Liga to enter the qualifying stages for the same competition.
Dídac loaned back to Espanyol | LFP
Didac Vila will play for Espanyol next season, after the blanquiazul club and Milan reached an agreement for him to come on loan. The Catalan defender, who is currently on international duty with the Spanish Under-21 squad, signed the necessary documents on Wednesday, thus making the agreement between the two clubs official.
Zaragoza files for bankruptcy protection | FOX Sports
First division Spanish soccer club Zaragoza is filing for protection from creditors under Spanish bankruptcy law. The team said Wednesday that it was in danger of a ''cash flow'' problem due to a debt of $146.57 million.
Garcia Plaza named new Getafe coach | FOX Sports
Luis Garcia Plaza has been confirmed as the new coach of ambitious Primera Division outfit Getafe. Garcia Plaza resigned as coach of Levante on Tuesday. He succeeds Michel who was sacked at the end of last season, after Getafe finished 16th and only narrowly avoided relegation.
Barkero joins Levante | LFP
José Javier Barkero has completed a move to Levante. The now ex-Numancia player travelled to Valencia on Wednesday where, during the morning, he passed a medical and was shown around the facilities at the club.
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