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CR7 wins best player at Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai Special career award for Brazil legend Ronaldo

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APAC contains biggest proportion of Arsenal’s global fanbase at 30 per cent. Since opening Singapore office, 85 per cent of all club’s sponsorships now come from outside Europe.

• Football Leaks investigation suggests 16 clubs sharing plans for a European Super League • But European Club Association and Uefa show united front in the face of allegations • S

When a leading sports team signs a foreign player, it does so because of their athletic ability. But sometimes that player can also usher in an opportunity to build a sizeable fan base in their home country

Deal with Manchester United helped Gulf Oil gain recognition and trust in Chinese marketplace. Plans to open 1,000 service stations in three years “impossible” without the partnership.

• League has brought in consultants Alvarez & Marsal to advise on OTT platform • New distribution strategy will be in place for the next rights cycle, from 2022-23 season • B

Few human endeavours, in any field, have required as much explanation as the Uefa Nations League

IMG launches own direct-to-consumer distribution platforms for Italian and Spanish football rights

Players will wear Jumpman logo in Champions League games after three-year deal with Nike subsidiary Co-branded apparel and footwear collection extends club's entry into world of fashion

This article was produced in association with LaLiga LaLiga’s international reputation extends beyond the renowned qualities of its world-beating clubs and their superstar footballers.

The signing of Cristiano Ronaldo by Juventus put Serie A firmly back on the map. But a series of major problems in Italian football have overshadowed his arrival. Enzo Morelli, legal adviser to the Infront agency – the media-rights adviser to Lega Serie A – provides a personal view on recent developments.

Coca-Cola GB’s three-and-a-half-year deal with the Premier League is the largest sponsorship deal the UK branch of the company has ever signed and the first it will activate across its entire portfolio. Ben Cronin examines why the brand is partnering with the league and what it means for the Premier League’s multi-sponsor approach.

Ticketmaster’s decision to close its secondary ticketing platforms Seatwave and GetMeIn looks like a response to hardening of the political and legislative stance on secondary ticketing sites in Britain and Ireland. Ben Cronin examines what it means for rights-holders.

Relevent Sports' executive chairman Charlie Stillitano explains how Stephen Ross’s $100m investment in the exclusive pre-season tournament is finally paying off, while Bayern Munich’s key board members illustrate the different ways the club benefits from participating. Bob Williams reports.