This article provides a general overview of the legal framework applicable to amateur football clubs and players in Italy in light of the newly enacted Sports Reform.
Introduction - The Context
According to Sport e Salute S.p.A., an Italian public company set up for the development and promotion of sports in Italy and directly controlled by the Italian Ministry of Economy, as of March 2021, around 200,000 workers were involved with amateur sports in Italy with various tasks and roles.
In the 2014-2015 season, amateur and youth football in Italy produced an aggregate turnover of EUR 913.3 million; total expenditure, on the other hand, reached EUR 919.9 million. The most important revenue items were income from contributions, offers, donations, testamentary legacies and donations, which accounted for 54% of the total revenue. Revenues from advertising and sponsorship contracts amounted to EUR 470.5 million. Other revenues consisted of income from the sale of goods and services, which...
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