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Article

The Determinants of Sporting Success in the Brazilian Football League

International Journal of Sport Finance. 2018. Vol. 13. No. 2. P. 183-197.

The determinants of sporting success in Olympic Games and international football
have been analysed. Nevertheless, few studies are found on football club-level. The
aim of this paper is to identify the determinants of sporting success at professional
club-level studying the Brazilian League. The dataset comprises all 30 football clubs
that competed in the First Division of the Brazilian League from 2010 to 2014. The
econometric approach consists in an ordered logit regression. The dependent variable
is the final position of each club. The findings reveal that team payroll, placement in
a city with higher standard of living, the number of previous participations and a
current title in the State Championships maximize the likelihood of success. However,
the number of players used negatively affects the sporting performance. The
peculiarities of Brazilian football are used to discuss the findings. Further papers on
European football are recommended as some determinants could vary.