Who owns Neymar? Third-party ownership of players in Brazil

October 24, 2012 at 08:30 4 comments

Third-party investors have swamped the market in Brazil. BMG had 25% of Oscar’s economic rights when he moved to Chelsea. DIS hold 40% of Neymar’s economic rights and 68% of Paulo Henrique Ganso. – Read the complete article on third-party ownership here in the November 2012 edition of World Soccer magazine

Extract: Brazil is flexing its economic muscle more than ever before.  As well as hanging on to its young stars for longer periods, it has a newfound ability to attract big names such as Clarence Seedorf and Diego Forlan. Consequently, the results have come on the pitch and the last three Libertadores have been won by Brazilian teams.

The force driving this success is the myriad of investors who are bankrolling the clubs. Part ownership of players by third parties has become the norm. It’s a set-up that can be baffling, and at times chaotic – and has also made some transfer deals extremely complicated. While frowned upon in Europe, it’s a business model that has developed out of necessity in Brazil …

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. bguilbert  |  October 24, 2012 at 10:01

    Reblogged this on bguilbert.

  • 2. André  |  November 9, 2012 at 22:49

    Good thing, too. Look at what happens when these scrawny Brazilian kids go to Europe. They take steroids, lose a step, and are never the same. Just look at the last batch of meninos da vila Santos produced, Robinho… bulked up and we haven’t seen him since.

    • 3. André  |  November 9, 2012 at 22:50

      Ronaldo being the exception. He put on 25 lbs when he went to Europe, but he had the bone structure to handle it. Neymar, on the other hand, does not

  • 4. nsonyi  |  May 6, 2016 at 07:10

    Reblogged this on AmigoSports .


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