Football Leaks revelations: the second week in summary

Football Leaks is the largest leak in the history of sport - 1.9 Terabytes of information and a total of 18.6 million documents. Over 60 journalists in 12 countries are involved in the project, working for over seven months to reveal corruption among top officials, clubs, agents and players. The project also investigates those behind the scenes and the dirty deals that turn the beautiful game into an industry that extracts millions in cash.

We reveal how agents, intermediaries and club officials are perverting sporting ethics and tax regulations to maximise their access to the riches generated from football, at the expense of the quality of the game, the development of talent and the wishes of the fans.

A Spanish judge tried to stop these stories from publication, first in Spain and then across the entire Europe, in a decision seen by Reporters Without Borders as “an attempt to censor on a continental scale”.

But very soon EIC stories initiated a request from Spanish tax authorities for the data, as well a debate among European members of Parliament and a reaction from the Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici who promised to push for legislative proposals during next year on the role of intermediaries and tax advisors in dodging taxes. Another equally important reaction came from Eric Cantona, the Comissioner of Football.

Below some of the most important stories published during the second week. Pick your language of choice from the stories listed bellow, we'll update the list during the next weeks.

Secrets of the Bundesliga and the Premier League

(German) https://magazin.spiegel.de/SP/2016/50/148434864/index.html

(English) http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/a-bit-of-wizardry-can-save-stars-hundreds-of-thousands-59bcvp002

The business with underage players

(German) https://cms.falter.at/falter/2016/12/09/ihr-kinderlein-kommet/

(French) https://www.mediapart.fr/journal/international/111216/comment-les-footballeurs-mineurs-sont-tombes-aux-mains-de-mercenaires

(Danish) http://politiken.dk/sport/art5743487/S%C3%B8ren-Lerbys-nye-indt%C3%A6gtskilde-er-unge-colombianere

Players and clubs are switching agents in widespread tax scheme

(Danish) http://politiken.dk/sport/fodbold/Football_Leaks/art5732530/Skattefinte-er-udbredt-i-dansk-topfodbold

(English) http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/top-clubs-use-double-agents-to-beat-revenue-3qtgchwqh

Pogba being trapped in a war between agents

(French) https://www.mediapart.fr/journal/france/091216/les-paradis-fiscaux-de-paul-pogba

(Spanish) http://www.elmundo.es/deportes/football-leaks/2016/12/09/584b0d33468aebb20a8b45f8.html

(German) http://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/football-leaks-zu-paul-pogba-gefangen-im-beraterdschungel-a-1125158.html

(Italian) http://espresso.repubblica.it/inchieste/2016/12/13/news/football-leaks-una-miniera-d-oro-chiamata-paul-pogba-1.290633

(English) http://theblacksea.eu/index.php?idT=88&idC=88&idRec=1267&recType=story

"I am not Mourinho's agent": the incredible lie of Jorge Mendes and Real Madrid to reduce their tax bill

(French) https://www.mediapart.fr/journal/international/111216/l-incroyable-fiction-de-l-agent-de-ronaldo-et-mourinho-pour-gruger-les-impots

Pini Zahavi secret tactics exposed

(Romanian) http://premium.gsp.ro/premium/investigatie/jucatorii-de-hartie-de-la-apollon-in-ce-au-intrat-hagi-si-rednic-reteaua-secreta-care-fenteaza-regulamentele-fifa-cu-sprijin-financiar-de-la-un-oficial-fifa-de-top-496887.html

(French) http://plus.lesoir.be/73413/article/2016-12-15/football-leaks-le-discret-reseau-de-pini-zahavi-le-vrai-patron-de-mouscron

(Dutch) https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2016/12/16/pini-zahavi-en-de-spookspelers-op-cyprus-a1537025

(Portugese) http://tribunaexpresso.pt/football-leaks/2016-12-15-Reforco-do-Benfica-B-rendeu-46-milhoes-a-clube-onde-nunca-jogou

(English) http://www.theblacksea.eu/index.php?idT=88&idC=88&idRec=1270&recType=story

Oblak - secret agreements

(Spanish) http://www.elmundo.es/deportes/football-leaks/2016/12/10/584b2043e2704e0c568b45c2.html

(Croatian) http://www.nacional.hr/nacional-ekskluzivno-tajna-nagrada-od-19-milijuna-eura-koja-je-pomogla-atletico-madridu-da-potpise-jana-oblaka/

(Slovene) http://www.planet.si/sport/nogomet/ekskluzivno-skrivnostna-nagrada-v-visini-19-milijona-evrov-ki-je-pomagala-atletico-madridu-do-podpisa-pogodbe-z-janom-oblakom.html

(Danish) http://politiken.dk/sport/art5731489/N%C3%A5r-m%C3%A6nd-bliver-gr%C3%A5dige-i-fodboldens-beskidte-verden

Bulut, the turkish Mendes

(Turkish) http://theblacksea.eu/index.php?idT=88&idC=88&idRec=1266&recType=story

(English) http://theblacksea.eu/index.php?idT=88&idC=88&idRec=1263&recType=story

The worst dirty tricks of European football agents

(French) https://www.mediapart.fr/journal/international/151216/les-pires-coups-tordus-des-agents-de-joueurs

Adidas paying a contract straight into Panama

(French) https://www.mediapart.fr/journal/international/121216/adidas-directement-paye-un-joueur-de-l-om-au-panama

A profile of Kia Joorabchian

(Italian) http://espresso.repubblica.it/inchieste/2016/12/09/news/football-leaks-chi-e-davvero-kia-joorabchian-il-manovratore-dell-inter-1.290651

Revelations about the most powerfull man in the Croatian football, Zdravko Mamić

(Serbian) http://www.newsweek.rs/region/79819-football-leaks-mamicevi-driblinzi.html

(Croatian) http://www.nacional.hr/ekskluzivno-novcem-od-prodaje-igraca-dinamo-vraca-25-milijuna-eura-kredita-mamicevu-ruskom-partneru/

PSV Eindhoven tricks

(Dutch) https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2016/12/12/psv-breekt-belofte-over-salarisplafond-voor-spelers-5768896-a1536355

(German) http://www.spiegel.de/sport/fussball/football-leaks-psv-eindhoven-umgeht-obergrenze-beim-gehalt-a-1125827.html

(French) http://plus.lesoir.be/73063/article/2016-12-13/football-leaks-quand-maxime-lestienne-met-le-psv-dans-lembarras

No retirement for sentenced and banned agent: Luciano D'Onofrio

(French) http://plus.lesoir.be/73059/article/2016-12-13/football-leaks-revelations-sur-le-business-de-luciano-donofrio

(French) https://www.mediapart.fr/journal/international/131216/condamne-et-banni-l-ex-agent-star-de-zidane-continue-de-sevir-en-secret

Soren Lerby's controversial contracts

(Danish) http://politiken.dk/sport/fodbold/art5740636/Topagenten-S%C3%B8ren-Lerby-ejer-omstridte-andele-i-sine-spillere

(French) http://plus.lesoir.be/73396/article/2016-12-14/football-leaks-soren-lerby-lagent-dalderweireld-dribble-les-regles-de-la-fifa

(German) http://www.spiegel.de/sport/fussball/football-leaks-zu-soeren-lerby-das-windige-spiel-eines-spielerberaters-und-seiner-frau-a-1126007.html

Work related to this project has been published in 13 different languages: Croatian (Nacional), Danish (Politiken), Dutch (NRC), English (The Sunday Times and The Black Sea), French (Mediapart and Le Soir), German (Spiegel and Falter), Italian (L'Espresso), Portugese (Expresso), Romanian (CRJI and Gazeta Sporturilor), Serbian (Newsweek Serbia), Spanish (El Mundo), Slovene (Planet TV) and Turkish (The Black Sea).

There is no central package of articles in English. To see all articles published so far, visit the project page and stay tuned for the rest of the stories.