Uefa’s report this week analysing trends in European football – from attendances to commercial revenues – made for interesting reading
The game ain’t what it used to be. Goalkeepers are wearing leggings, strikers are instagramming from private jets, defenders are trying to pass the ball, everything is in flux. To confirm the point, a group of wonks at Uefa published a report this past week analysing the trends in European football, from attendances to commercial revenues and transfer fees. Much of it made for interesting reading. Here are seven of the more striking observations that show how football is changing.