Football: More Than A Game

Explore the world of football (soccer) with these open educational resources created for the Football: More Than A Game MOOC. The money, the rivalries, the trends, the past, the present, the men’s game, the women’s game and the real issues. Whether you love it, hate it or try to ignore it, these videos go behind the scenes to examine why football is more than just a game.

From street soccer to multi-million dollar transfers, from the men’s game to the women’s, from the global to the local, from the beaches of Brazil to the fight against poverty, these OERs look beyond the pitch, to explore football’s role in society and possibly a community near you.

This playlist now includes four new videos; The Business of Football and The Future of Football.  Join Professor Grant Jarvie, Chair of Sport at the University of Edinburgh, as he speaks to Calum Ross, Assistant Director of the Deloitte Sports Business Group about the business of football. In these videos Grant and Ross discuss the changing nature of football finances, analysing the financial ecosystem of football and the implications for different ownership models.

They then go onto discuss the future of football looking at a variety of influential factors. Including the role of technology and data in football, the next generation of fans and players, the evolving and changing market of football and the brand influence of players within the sport, digital technology including esports, and the ways in which fans consume content.

The Business of Football

The Future of Football

These resources were created by Moray House School of Education as part of the Football: More Than A Game MOOC. All media resources can be downloaded from Media Hopper Create. You can sign up for the free short online course on Coursera here: Football: More Than A Game.