The Impact of Financial Fair Play Criteria on the Financial Performance of Football Clubs: Evaluation with Multiple -Criteria Decision Analysis

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İşseveroğlu G.

in: Current Studies in Social Science , Aliye Akın, Editor, İksad Publishing House , Ankara, pp.81-117, 2020

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Publisher: İksad Publishing House
  • City: Ankara
  • Page Numbers: pp.81-117
  • Editors: Aliye Akın, Editor


The aim of the study is to evaluate the impact of FFP criteria on the

stability and sustainability of the financial structure of Turkish

football clubs and to determine the long-term financial performance of

the clubs. For this purpose, financial data belonging to 2011-2019

seasons in which FFP criteria are applied and 2005-2010 seasons

before the criteria are used. For the analysis, financial performance

evaluation was made with the TOPSIS and GREY methods from the

'Multiple Criteria Decision-Making Analysis' (MCDA), which is

applied today in decision making and gives meaningful results. In the

study, the literature review was given first, then information on

methodology and analysis of Turkish football clubs and discussion on

the impact of FFP criteria. Match success and financial power during

analysis periods have been evaluated separately.