TRANSFERS, MONEY AND THE SOCIALASPECT IN BELGIAN AMATEUR FOOTBALL              2012, DECEMBER            A SURVEY BY      ...
ABOUT THE RESEARCHZAMANTE.COM IS A SOCIAL NETWORK SITE         FOREVERYONE ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN FOOTBALL.DURING THE MONTHS...
THE AUDIENCE
945 PLAYERS839 FLEMISH - 106 WALLOONPARTICULARLY AMATEUR (NON-PROFESSIONAL)
AGE        20 - 25            41%                                          < 20                                          2...
POSITION                    KEEPER                             12,4%           STRIKER            23,4%                   ...
LEVEL                                                    NATIONAL DIVISIONS (4)                                           ...
COMMITMENT TO  THE CLUB
DISTANCE BETWEEN HOME AND CLUB80% OF THE PLAYERS IN NATIONAL DIVISIONS ARE WILLING     TO DRIVE 30 MINUTES OR MORE TO THEI...
CLUB LOYALTY             31% STILL PLAYS AT THE CLUB                            WHERE THEY GOT THEIR                      ...
PLAYERS AMBITIONALMOST 70% THINKS THEY COULD   PLAY ON A HIGHER LEVEL!              LOTS OF AMBITION AMONGST              ...
PRESTIGE  PRESTIGE IS THE MAIN CAREER GOAL FOR MOST        PLAYERS                WHAT’S THE MAIN TARGET OF YOUR CAREER?  ...
MONEY
EARNINGS            71% EARNS 500 EUROS OR LESS PER                        MONTH            12% EARNS 1.000 EUROS OR MORE ...
TYPE OF REVENUES         91% GETS A BONUS WHEN THEY WIN                     A MATCH           76% GETS A BONUS FOR A DRAW ...
MONTHLY FIXED    FEES27% GETS A FIXED FEE PER MONTH        NATIONAL DIVISIONS: 61% GETS A             FIXED FEE PER MONTH ...
SIGNING FEES          NATIONAL: 18% GETS A FEE FOR            SIGNING THEIR CONTRACT      PROVINCIAL: ONLY 9% GETS A FEE F...
MONEY IS NOT THE  KEY DRIVER     ONLY 3,9% INDICATES THEY    WOULD QUIT PLAYING IF THERE     WAS NO MORE MONEY TO BE      ...
IF THERE WAS NO MORE   MONEY INVOLVED ...23% WOULD PLAY WITH FRIENDS7,6% WOULD PLAY LESS FAR FROM HOME            WOULD YO...
FOOTBALL PLAYERS PAY MOST ATTENTION TO         KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND QUALITY OF THE                         TRAININGPLA...
SATISFACTION               58,7% THINKS THEY GET PAID                   PROPERLY (ENOUGH)          13,4% THINKS THEY ARE  ...
LATE PAYMENT LAST YEAR        ONLY 58% WAS PAID ON TIME      ALMOST 40% WAS PAID LATE ONE            MONTH OR MORE     EVE...
PAYMENTREFUSAL          27% MENTIONED THEIR FORMER CLUB             REFUSED TO PAY THE MISSING          AMOUNT AT THE END ...
TRANSFERS
OFFERS LAST YEAR, MORE THAN 6 OUT  OF 10 PLAYERS RECEIVED AN  OFFER FROM ANOTHER CLUB
TRANSFER              28% RESPONDED POSITIVELY TO THE OFFER                       AND CHANGED CLUBS19,5% WOULD ONLY CHANGE...
MATCHFIXING
CONTACT14,5% HAS BEEN CONTACTED DIRECTLY    TO FIX ONE OF THEIR MATCHES 27,8% OF THEM SAID YES
AWARENESS     34,5% KNOWS ONE OR MORE PLAYERS OR   COACHES WHO HAVE BEEN CONTACTED TO FIX                  MATCHES
Kurt Tuypens    Wouter De Jonckheerekurt@zamante.com   wouter@zamante.com   0474 99 35 44      0473 82 45 85
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During the months august, september and october 2012, Zamante did an online survey amongst amateur players across all Belgian divisions. From the lowest regional division (4th provincial) to the highest national league (Jupiler Pro League).

945 players responded to questions on several topics such as the social role of football, transfers, money, commitment to the club and matchfixing ...

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  1. 1. TRANSFERS, MONEY AND THE SOCIALASPECT IN BELGIAN AMATEUR FOOTBALL 2012, DECEMBER A SURVEY BY WWW.ZAMANTE.COM
  2. 2. ABOUT THE RESEARCHZAMANTE.COM IS A SOCIAL NETWORK SITE FOREVERYONE ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN FOOTBALL.DURING THE MONTHS AUGUST, SEPTEMBER ANDOCTOBER 2012, ZAMANTE DID AN ONLINE SURVEYAMONGST AMATEUR PLAYERS ACROSS ALL BELGIANDIVISIONS. FROM THE LOWEST REGIONAL DIVISION (4THPROVINCIAL) TO THE HIGHEST NATIONAL LEAGUE(JUPILER PRO LEAGUE).945 PLAYERS RESPONDED TO QUESTIONS ON SEVERALTOPICS SUCH AS THE SOCIAL ROLE OF FOOTBALL,TRANSFERS, MONEY, COMMITMENT TO THE CLUB ANDMATCHFIXING ...
  3. 3. THE AUDIENCE
  4. 4. 945 PLAYERS839 FLEMISH - 106 WALLOONPARTICULARLY AMATEUR (NON-PROFESSIONAL)
  5. 5. AGE 20 - 25 41% < 20 23% 26 - 30 > 35 21% 6% 31 - 35 9% 5
  6. 6. POSITION KEEPER 12,4% STRIKER 23,4% DEFENDER 29,3% MIDFIELDER 34,9% 6
  7. 7. LEVEL NATIONAL DIVISIONS (4) 18% PROVINCIAL DIVISIONS (4)PROVINCIAL, 4TH 26% 82%PROVINCIAL, 3TH 25%PROVINCIAL, 2ND 19% PROVINCIAL 1ST 12% NATIONAL, 4TH 9% NATIONAL, 3TH 4% NATIONAL, 2ND 2% NATIONAL, 1ST 3%
  8. 8. COMMITMENT TO THE CLUB
  9. 9. DISTANCE BETWEEN HOME AND CLUB80% OF THE PLAYERS IN NATIONAL DIVISIONS ARE WILLING TO DRIVE 30 MINUTES OR MORE TO THEIR CLUB 4 OUT OF 10 PLAYERS LIVE WITHIN A RADIUS OF 5 KILOMETERS AROUND THE CLUB 3 OUT OF 10 PLAYERS LIVE WITHIN A RADIUS OF 6 TO 15 KILOMETERS AROUND THE CLUB
  10. 10. CLUB LOYALTY 31% STILL PLAYS AT THE CLUB WHERE THEY GOT THEIR FORMATION 32% IS WILLING TO PLAY AGAIN FOR THECLUB WHERE THEY GOT THEIR FORMATION 40% IS AT LEAST 3 SEASONS ACTIVE AT THEIR CURRENT CLUB
  11. 11. PLAYERS AMBITIONALMOST 70% THINKS THEY COULD PLAY ON A HIGHER LEVEL! LOTS OF AMBITION AMONGST FOOTBALL PLAYERS ...
  12. 12. PRESTIGE PRESTIGE IS THE MAIN CAREER GOAL FOR MOST PLAYERS WHAT’S THE MAIN TARGET OF YOUR CAREER? 56% PRESTIGE 29% 4% 3TH HALF 24% 7% FITNESS 19% 6% PLEASURE 10% 19% MONEY 14% 4% NEW FRIENDS 2% NATIONAL PROVINCIAL
  13. 13. MONEY
  14. 14. EARNINGS 71% EARNS 500 EUROS OR LESS PER MONTH 12% EARNS 1.000 EUROS OR MORE PER MONTHNATIONAL DIVISIONS: 33% EARNS MORE THAN 1.000 EUROS PER MONTHPROVINCIAL DIVISIONS: ONLY 8% EARNS MORE THAN 1.000 EUROS PER MONTH
  15. 15. TYPE OF REVENUES 91% GETS A BONUS WHEN THEY WIN A MATCH 76% GETS A BONUS FOR A DRAW 27% GETS A BONUS FOR A LOSS 11% GETS A BONUS FOR SIGNING THEIR CONTRACT 23,2% GETS REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES 11,5% GETS A TRAINING FEE
  16. 16. MONTHLY FIXED FEES27% GETS A FIXED FEE PER MONTH NATIONAL DIVISIONS: 61% GETS A FIXED FEE PER MONTH PROVINCIAL DIVISIONS: ONLY 20% GETS A FIXED FEE PER MONTH
  17. 17. SIGNING FEES NATIONAL: 18% GETS A FEE FOR SIGNING THEIR CONTRACT PROVINCIAL: ONLY 9% GETS A FEE FOR SIGNING THEIR CONTRACTTWICE AS MUCH SIGNING FEES IN NATIONALDIVISIONS THAN IN PROVINCIAL DIVISIONS
  18. 18. MONEY IS NOT THE KEY DRIVER ONLY 3,9% INDICATES THEY WOULD QUIT PLAYING IF THERE WAS NO MORE MONEY TO BE EARNED
  19. 19. IF THERE WAS NO MORE MONEY INVOLVED ...23% WOULD PLAY WITH FRIENDS7,6% WOULD PLAY LESS FAR FROM HOME WOULD YOU STAY AT THE SAME LEVEL? FLANDERS 39% YES WALLOON 21% YES
  20. 20. FOOTBALL PLAYERS PAY MOST ATTENTION TO KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND QUALITY OF THE TRAININGPLAYERS IN NATIONAL DIVISIONS THINKTHE PRESENCE OF A PHYSIOTHERAPIST ISMUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN PLAYERS IN PROVINCIAL DIVISIONS
  21. 21. SATISFACTION 58,7% THINKS THEY GET PAID PROPERLY (ENOUGH) 13,4% THINKS THEY ARE UNDERPAID 4,2% THINKS THEY ARE OVERPAID ...
  22. 22. LATE PAYMENT LAST YEAR ONLY 58% WAS PAID ON TIME ALMOST 40% WAS PAID LATE ONE MONTH OR MORE EVEN MORE, 21,1% GOT PAID MORE THAN TWO MONTHS TO LATE
  23. 23. PAYMENTREFUSAL 27% MENTIONED THEIR FORMER CLUB REFUSED TO PAY THE MISSING AMOUNT AT THE END OF THE SEASON
  24. 24. TRANSFERS
  25. 25. OFFERS LAST YEAR, MORE THAN 6 OUT OF 10 PLAYERS RECEIVED AN OFFER FROM ANOTHER CLUB
  26. 26. TRANSFER 28% RESPONDED POSITIVELY TO THE OFFER AND CHANGED CLUBS19,5% WOULD ONLY CHANGE CLUBS IF THEY CAN EARN MORE MONEY
  27. 27. MATCHFIXING
  28. 28. CONTACT14,5% HAS BEEN CONTACTED DIRECTLY TO FIX ONE OF THEIR MATCHES 27,8% OF THEM SAID YES
  29. 29. AWARENESS 34,5% KNOWS ONE OR MORE PLAYERS OR COACHES WHO HAVE BEEN CONTACTED TO FIX MATCHES
  30. 30. Kurt Tuypens Wouter De Jonckheerekurt@zamante.com wouter@zamante.com 0474 99 35 44 0473 82 45 85

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