“Everything was gone, maybe we had a finger, a foot, a knee, a shoulder. It’s very easy to steal money from a club."
-- Bruno de Carvalho
, president of Sporting Lisbon,
which has one of the best soccer academies in the world, producing, among others, Cristiano Ronaldo
, but was mismanaged for years and sold away the rights to all but one player to
third-party investors by the time he arrived in 2013. (Bloomberg