African migrants in Asian and European football: hopes and realities

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serval:BIB_2B869B297EFE
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
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Title
African migrants in Asian and European football: hopes and realities
Journal
Sport in Society
Author(s)
Poli R.
Publication state
Published
Issued date
08/2010
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
13
Number
6
Pages
1001-1011
Language
english
Abstract
This paper analyses the integration of Africa in the global labour market of football through the study of players' migrations to Asia and Europe. The presence of African footballers in the latter continent is analysed via a statistical survey carried out in September and October 2008 on a sample of 456 top division clubs in 30 European countries. The article emphasizes that the aspirations placed on football by male African youth, as a means of upward social mobility, are often too high when compared to the harsh realities of a transfer market based on commercial logics, which each year push many footballers away from the professional game.
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04/05/2010 12:17
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