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European Clubs: biggest problems, causes, consequences

Taking into account the 25 European leagues, we have two groups of football Clubs. On the one side, the Clubs are recording ever-increasing financial revenues, have fantastic technology and a constantly improving infrastructure. On the other group are Clubs that are much more modest financially, only trying to improve their technological status and suffering from infrstructure deficiencies.

In theory, we are dealing with two different worlds. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Clubs belonging to both groups have a number of points in common. We are talking about problems that hinder controlled and calculable development on many planes, while at the same time squandering the real potential of the Club. These are all internal factors, based on the management style.

During the webinar, Marcin Gabor (author of the “Club Development System of FDI”) will present:

  • the original analysis of the 20 biggest problems of European Clubs, supported by a research project conducted by the Football Development Institute
  • interpretation of the causes behind these problems
  • consequences for development of European Clubs
Event type
Closing of registration
Webinar date
Start time
Author of the concept
Marcin Gabor
Maximum certification:
FCM Conference pre-stage
Education System of FDI
Selective education



The webinar “European Clubs: biggest problems, causes, consequences” forms the preliminary stage of the Football Club Management Conference (19-20.06, Wroclaw). For Participants of FCM Conference, thewebinar is free of charge. To receive an access code, please write to our office.

Other persons can participate in the webinar by completing the standard registration.


Persons interested in learning more about the conference are invited to read the FCM Conference folder.

Football Development Institute

Football Development Institute is a professional educational, development and research institution in European football, operating on the basis of its own “Football Identity”. The author of the “Football Identity of FDI”, the entire concept and the projects associated with the Institute is Marcin Gabor.

The main goal of FDI is to raise the level of football in Europe over the next dozen years. FDI realises its vision and goals on the foundation of the “Complementary Plan”. It includes four segments. The first is “Content-related Communication”, for the transmission of beliefs and original knowledge (professional content | publications | expert appearances). The second theme is called “Education of Specialists”. We deal with 15 Specialist roles using a variety of educational methods (conferences | online courses | certified specialist courses | advice | educational internships | mentoring programs). Another strategic priority is “Club Development” in the following areas: Club Management, Football Intellectual Foundations, Football & Management, Communication & Marketing, Finances, Legal & Licensing, Technology, Infrastructure, Psychology, Compliance & Integrity. In the context of Club development, we focus on four forms of support (advisory | content-related audit | development projects | “Complex Club Development” program). The last element of the strategic concept takes into account the thematic complex “Analysis & Research”, supporting the educational and development tasks (databases | research tasks | research projects | own analytics brand: FDI Analytics Lab).

Football Development Institute has the ambition to take over the role of the European Competence Centre.