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Can we be satisfied with our football team? Evidence from spanish professional football

Francisco González Gómez () and Andrés J. Picazo Tadeo ()
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Francisco González Gómez: Departmento de Economía Aplicada, Universidad de Granada.
Andrés J. Picazo Tadeo: Departmento de Economía Aplicada II, Universidad de Valencia.

Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Andres J. Picazo-Tadeo () and Francisco González-Gómez ()

No 08/11, ThE Papers from Department of Economic Theory and Economic History of the University of Granada.

Abstract: This paper assesses the sporting performance of Spanish professional football teams at competition level, namely, League, King’s Cup and European competitions (Champions League and UEFA Cup). Then, the gap between the result obtained by a team in a given competition and that expected according to its potential is used as a proxy of the degree of satisfaction that fans should feel: the narrower the gap the greater the level of satisfaction. Regarding methodology, Data Envelopment Analysis techniques and directional distance functions are used. Results reveal that most teams perform rather differently across competitions, the lower average performance corresponding to the King’s Cup

Keywords: Spanish football League; specific-competition performance; Data Envelopment Analysis. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L83 C61 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 29 pages
Date: 2008-12-20
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eff, nep-lab and nep-spo
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