Роль социального капитала в успехе национальных сборных по футболу
This paper analyses the impact of national level social capital on national football team success. There is a growing literature on sport economics and in football in particular. The role of social capital in economic problems dealing with collective actions is often investigated by researcher in different context, however this phenomenon has not been studied for the case of national football teams yet. The regression analysis of 59 countries data demonstrates that national football team performance is negatively affected by generalized trust, while the effect of the importance of mutual help and a coach and team culture identity is positive. The results obtained in the article can be applied to improve national football team performance, what in turn leads to strengthening national proud and unity, development of professional mass sports and human and social capital accumulation.