FOOTBALL LEAKS REVELATIONS: THE THIRD WEEK IN SUMMARY

Today we take a brake from reporting on Football Leaks, 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 worked for over seven months to reveal corruption among top officials, clubs, agents and players.

During the last weeks EIC published in 13 languages over 350 articles across Europe and still counting.

We revealed 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.

And this last week we published the secret businesses of one of the biggest players behind the football scenes, Doyen empire and the Arif family behind it. Their business and social connections spread around the globe, from oligarchs to mobsters to presidents, including Donald Trump in the US and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Turkey.

Several injunctions across Europe try, even now, to stop some of EIC investigations to reach the public. But at the same time, financial authorities in Spain and Portugal are contacting EIC, interested to check the facts we exposed. And this week the french prosecutors opened a money laundering investigation.

Pick your language of choice from the stories listed below, some of the most important stories published during the week before we take a break:

Doyen, the shady businesses of a secret power (English) https://www.mediapart.fr/en/journal/international/171216/secret-practices-one-european-footballs-biggest-investment-funds

(French) https://www.mediapart.fr/journal/international/161216/caisse-noire-et-commissions-occultes-la-methode-doyen

(French) http://plus.lesoir.be/73904/article/2016-12-19/football-leaks-doyen-et-le-trio-kazakh-un-quart-de-siecle-damitie-indefectible

(German) http://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/football-leaks-die-schmutzigen-methoden-der-fussballberater-a-1126260.html

(English) http://theblacksea.eu/index.php?idT=88&idC=88&idRec=1277&recType=story

(Spanish) http://www.elmundo.es/grafico/deportes/football-leaks/2016/12/17/585445ece2704e6a528b45ac.html

(Portuguese) http://leitor.expresso.pt/#library/expresso/semanario2303/expresso-2303/especial-football-leaks/a-misteriosa-doyen-que-lucra-300-com-o-sporting

(French) http://plus.lesoir.be/74229/article/2016-12-21/football-leaks-tutumlu-le-pilote-qui-cherchait-du-carburant-en-zone-de-guerre

(Croatian) http://www.nacional.hr/ekskluzivno-500-000-e-na-racun-coriceva-oca-u-bih/

(Danish) http://politiken.dk/sport/art5746293/Doyen-Den-uofficielle-europamester-i-at-eje-fodboldspillere

Trying to influence Florentin Perez from Real Madrid into buying Kondogbia

(French) https://www.mediapart.fr/journal/international/161216/le-president-du-real-madrid-les-prostituees-et-largent-sale

(Spanish) https://www.mediapart.fr/es/journal/international/171216/el-presidente-del-real-madrid-prostitutas-y-dinero-sucio

(English) https://www.mediapart.fr/en/journal/international/171216/kondogbia-commissions-and-prostitutes-real-madrids-president

(Spanish) http://www.elmundo.es/deportes/football-leaks/2016/12/17/5854408b46163f270b8b45d8.html

The Arif family: from extractive industries in the post Soviet Union to extractive industries in football

(German) http://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/donald-trump-zwielichtige-immobiliengeschaefte-mit-der-arif-familie-a-1126430.html

(English) http://theblacksea.eu/index.php?idT=88&idC=88&idRec=1278&recType=story

(French) http://plus.lesoir.be/73699/article/2016-12-16/football-leaks-qui-sont-ces-kazakhs-qui-ont-infiltre-le-football-europeen

(English) https://www.mediapart.fr/en/journal/international/231216/hidden-activities-clan-behind-doyen-sports

(English) https://www.mediapart.fr/en/journal/international/221216/trumps-partnership-kazakh-businessman-he-says-he-hardly-knew

(Turkish) http://www.theblacksea.eu/index.php?idT=88&idC=88&idRec=1283&recType=story

(Spanish) http://www.elmundo.es/deportes/football-leaks/2016/12/17/5854582d22601d22128b4661.html

(Portuguese) http://leitor.expresso.pt/#library/expresso/semanario2303/expresso-2303/especial-football-leaks/os-arif-minerios-escandalos-e-muitos-milhoes

(Dutch) https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2016/12/16/voetbal-was-sexyer-dan-de-chroomhandel-5802684-a1537114

(English) http://theblacksea.eu/index.php?idT=88&idC=88&idRec=1274&recType=story

(French) https://www.mediapart.fr/journal/international/161216/doyen-sports-une-pieuvre-aux-connexions-mafieuses

(French) https://www.mediapart.fr/journal/international/161216/donald-trump-et-le-clan-arif-lhistoire-interdite

Third Party Ownership (TPO) and similar deals to avoid international regulations

(French) https://www.mediapart.fr/journal/international/191216/tpo-les-dessous-du-business-qui-gangrene-le-football

(Danish) http://politiken.dk/sport/art5745831/Becks-unge-belgier-blev-investeringsobjekt-i-Qatar

(French) https://www.mediapart.fr/journal/international/191216/vente-la-decoupe-des-joueurs-comment-contourner-linterdiction

(French) https://www.mediapart.fr/journal/international/201216/quand-doyen-voulait-racheter-lom

(French) https://www.mediapart.fr/journal/international/211216/le-trouble-business-du-proprietaire-de-las-monaco-avec-lagent-jorge-mendes

President of FIFA Infantino has no real power to react

(French) http://plus.lesoir.be/73881/article/2016-12-19/le-president-de-la-fifa-au-soir-le-monde-du-foot-atteint-une-limite

(German) http://www.spiegel.de/sport/fussball/gianni-infantino-zu-football-leaks-wir-sind-keine-weltpolizei-a-1126365.html

(French) https://www.mediapart.fr/journal/international/191216/infantino-la-fifa-n-est-pas-responsable-de-la-fraude-fiscale

(English) http://theblacksea.eu/index.php?idT=88&idC=88&idRec=1282&recType=story

(Dutch) https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2016/12/18/de-integriteit-van-het-spel-is-cruciaal-voor-ons-5842777-a1537292

(Danish) http://politiken.dk/sport/art5747705/Fifa-pr%C3%A6sident-om-fodboldens-skyggeside-%C2%BBVi-er-n%C3%B8dt-til-at-g%C3%B8re-mere%C2%AB

(Spanish) http://www.elmundo.es/deportes/football-leaks/2016/12/19/5857190346163f63048b45f7.html

How Wall Street style finance is invading football

(French) https://www.mediapart.fr/journal/international/221216/les-loups-de-wall-street-lassaut-du-football

Football Leaks: The 3 weeks digest plus a few lessons

(French) https://www.mediapart.fr/journal/international/241216/football-leaks-trois-semaines-de-revelations-et-quelques-lecons

The Making off EIC and Football Leaks

(English) https://eic.network/blog/making-a-network

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.