In the context about globalisation infootball I want to discuss about wheremovement/transfer of footballers- where the go, why did they go to country a,or b, or c? And what are the consequences of them going to country a, b, or, c?So when we’re thinking about why footballers move from country a to b it’s notalways about money. Sometimes it’s about language. Sometimes it’s aboutcultural feel. Sometimes it’s about wanting to escape from a country.
Sometimesit’s historical because of the political historical ties between two countriesor two clubs.So when we’re thinking about thisquestion about why footballers move to different parts of the world and todifferent clubs it would be easy to say, the money offered to go to from countrya or club b was a lot. Say for example Carlos Tevez moving from Boco Juniors toShanghai Shenhua. But it’s not always that simple. There areeconomic reasons.
There are cultural reasons. There are political reasons. Andthere are historical reasons about why the flow of footballers around the worldis the way it is. Like we should not forget that football also helps with internationaldevelopment, poverty, and inequality.Football may not a solution to a lotof problems, but because of the popularity around the world it’s a very usefulvehicle for building other things around about it. The power of football helpswith international development, address issues of poverty and inequality, but itis not solution in itself.Global football is viewed as beingglobal because of some or all of the following aspects of football today. Theconsumption of football is global.
People buy football shirts, or watchfootball in most if not all of the countries of the world. Global footballcompetitions such as the World Cup or the World Club Football Championshipsuggests that football competitions are becoming more global. Football media coverageincluding new social media means that people communicate with each other allover the world.Football labour markets and amigration of footballer’s means that the world of football provides work forfootballers in many countries.
Football migration is more global than it was inthe 1930s. If we just take a look at one season only, 1999-2000 footballseason. In this year 658 footballers were exported from Brazil to 61 differentcountries. The top importing country that year was Germany, closely followed byPortugal.. The mobility of money and players diminishes the significance ofparticular places as footballers migrate to different parts of the world.
So if a player moves from aparticular part of the world, what effect does that have on the place that heor she has just left? Another factor is the exchange of football ideas acrossthe world, such as the use of goal line technology, or the number of foreignplayers that can play in national leagues, or equality for women footballers.Football ideas are viewed by some people as being global, but where do theseideas originate from and how are they supported? Football sponsorship is seenas being global because the different continents of the world all have footballsponsorship, but the level of this sponsorship between continents is veryuneven.The process, indeed the processes, ofmaking football global have been ongoing throughout human history, but the rateof progress and the effects have been accelerated recently. Globalisationinvolves both an intensification of worldwide football relations.
These can beglobal and local, and or national, or international.Global football forces are influencedby local and historical football traditions. And the issue is whether the keydecisions are made from the top down or from the ground up. A number of triggerforces underlie global football, but the dominant force, rightly or wrongly, isgenerally regarded to be economic..