The economic shock of COVID-19 on French amateur soccer

Past and future contributions to the journal
By Yann Carin, Wladimir Andreff

The spread of COVID-19 brought professional and amateur soccer leagues to a standstill. This article aims at highlighting whether the instant and violent shock of this crisis has affected the financing model of amateur soccer clubs by comparing their accounts before the crisis and at the end of the current season. Government measures to support sport, and the extent to which sports clubs have resorted to them, are also addressed.

  • soccer
  • amateur clubs
  • financing
  • economic crisis
  • COVID-19
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