Off The Pitch is a digital football business media and a provider of football finance intelligence

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Off The Pitch delivers unrivalled football business journalism and insight to our members - powered by a database and our state-of-the-art business intelligence tool that allows you to compare financial data (and much more) dating back to 2008 from 200 clubs.

  • Off The Pitch is for decision makers who want astute industry insights - not sensationalism and shallow, easily digestible news.
     
  • We prioritise the most important stories from the European football industry - quality over quantity.
     
  • We are passionate about business journalism - we are fair, analytical and aim to provide our readers with constructive, solution-based journalism enabling them to stay ahead of the curve in the constantly evolving business of football.
     
  • No disturbing ads - our business model is subscription based

Trusted by decision makers in Premier League and European top clubs, football organisations, global financial institutions, advisors and many more in the football industry.

If you're interested in a tailored analysis of up to 24 clubs, please write to our research and analysis department at analysis@offthepitch.com.

Founders

Mads Meisner Christensen, CEO, mm@offthepitch.com
Mads has 12 years of experience in business journalism – half of them at senior level. Before co-founding Off The Pitch, he was the companies editor at Danish financial daily Borsen. Mads also has a degree in political science from the University of Aarhus.

Kasper Kronenberg, editor-in-chief, kk@offthepitch.com
Kasper has been doing business journalism for almost 20 years. Starting at Borsen, the leading financial newspaper in Denmark, he moved on to Berlingske Business, where he was appointed editor. He also held leading roles at FinansWatch and TV 2 Business, before returning to Borsen in 2017. Author of an award-winning book about the chairman of F.C. Copenhagen.

Analysts

Mads Christian Fogt Jensen, mj@offthepitch.com

Joseph Mailil, jm@offthepitch.com

Reporters

Emil Gjerding Nielson, nielson@offthepitch.com

James Corbett, corbett@offthepitch.com:
An international sports correspondent, author and editor. He was born in Liverpool and educated at the London School of Economics and Birkbeck College. Over a two-decade career, he has reported from every continent and contributed to numerous national, international and specialist publications, including the BBC, the Guardian, the Sunday Times, the Observer and many more. He is the founder of the leading sports publisher deCoubertin Books and has authored and co-authored 10 books. 

Robert Kidd:
A freelance journalist specialising in sport and sports business, he has written for media outlets including Forbes, where he is a Senior Contributor, BBC Sport, The Guardian and The Independent. He lives in Valencia, Spain. 

Jonathan Dyson, dyson@offthepitch.com:
A freelance sports business journalist and editor with more than 20 years of experience. Born in North Yorkshire, Jonathan studied at the University of Sheffield and now lives in London. He has travelled the world extensively, reporting from more than 30 countries, and has contributed to a variety of media, including the Timesthe Independent, BBC Radio 5 Live and SportBusiness Professional.

Chris Weatherspoon: A chartered accountant and freelance football writer. Chris has published articles across a range of outlets, including the Economist, FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes. His debut book, Short Changed, covering two decades at Sunderland AFC, was published in 2017.

Svend Bertil Frandsen, bertil@offthepitch.com: Began his career with UEFA and spent a long time in Switzerland before taking on a role as Head of Content for various language versions at ESPN. After spending 14 years abroad where he also served as Head of Communications for various sports federations he moved back to Denmark where he worked as a freelance journalist for FIFA and was one of the key contributors for the World Cup in Russia 2018.
 

Ownership

Off The Pitch is financially backed by Søren Rump and Morten Bugge, founders, owners and executives at Global Evolution, the specialist emerging and frontier markets investment manager.