Aug 13

The Challenges of Football in China

Chinese football has experienced a meteoric rise in recent years, with the Chinese Super League (CSL) becoming one of the richest leagues in the world. However, the league has also been plagued by financial problems, with many clubs spending heavily on foreign players and coaches without sustainable business models. In... read more →
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Mar 06

Why Stadiums Matter in Football

In the world of European football, the significance of a well-established football stadium cannot be overstated, particularly from a financial standpoint. Beyond being the backdrop for thrilling matches, these arenas serve as a critical revenue generator and financial backbone for the clubs that call them home. In this article, we... read more →
Feb 02

January 2023 Transfer Recap

The January transfer window in European football is always a busy time, and 2023 was no exception. There were some big-money moves, as well as some surprise signings. "The January transfer window is always a challenging time for clubs," said Masoud Tajik, a sporting director at C4. "There is a... read more →
Nov 23

The Impact of Football on Local Communities

At C4, we take immense pride in our commitment to highlighting the positive impacts of various elements in our society. Today, we have the privilege of introducing one of our esteemed directors, Masoud Tajik, whose extensive experience and passion for community development have made him a leading voice in our... read more →
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Sep 26

Are Big Football Clubs Too Big?

Over the past 20 years, six different clubs have won the Premier League, compared to 13 different World Series champions. Five teams have won the Bundesliga but there have been nine different NBA champions. Four teams have won La Liga while 12 have lifted the Stanley Cup. There have been... read more →
Sep 14

Atletico Madrid: The Underdog Story

Every season of the last decade, Atletico managed to compete with Real Madrid and Barcelona in La Liga, and clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea, and Bayern in the Champions League - with much less budget than any of those competitors. But not only their performance on the pitch was extraordinary, but Atletico also... read more →
Aug 16

Manchester City and Their Global Expansion

Manchester, historically, used to be viewed as the home of Manchester United, with Manchester City being very much secondary in the minds of football fans outside England. United considered the neighbors as an lesser team, and many would argue, rightly so, considering United’s achievements. Sir Alex Ferguson cited United's rivals as Liverpool, Arsenal,... read more →