Simon Kuper is one of the world’s leading writers on soccer. The winner of the William Hill Prize for sports book of the year in Britain, Kuper writes a weekly column for the Financial Times. He lives in Paris.
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Stefan Szymanski is the Stephen J. Galetti Professor of Sport Management at the University of Michigan. He started researching the economics of professional football in 1989, and has since come to spend his entire time researching the economics and business of sport. He has published 55 scholarly articles, 14 book chapters, six books and four edited volumes on sports related subjects. He has also acted as consultant to sport governing bodies and national governments, and has appeared in court as an expert witness on the economics of sport. He has become a regular pundit in the media on business related sports issues.
Ben Lyttleton is a journalist, broadcaster and football consultant. He has advised
clubs and national federations on strategy, and businesses on developing
new products for the football market. His book Twelve Yards: The Art and Psychology
of the Penalty Kick came out in the UK in 2014 and will be
published in France, Germany, Italy and USA in 2015.
He lives in London.