Frank Tigani
Frank Tigani
Frank Tigani is a Madrid-based football writer regularly contributing to North American magazines, Soccer 360 and Soccer Italia. He is part of the team behind Football Espana and Football Italia while at the moment he forms part of a five-minute weekly Serie A video wrap-up at He has also had work published on FOX Soccer and and just recently ended a nine-month stint at where he worked as a news reporter, match reporter and Live match commentator. Frank studied Business Management at the University of Queensland majoring in Economics before heading off to live in the sunny Spanish capital. He has a great interest in the financial side of the game given that it plays such a major role in football today.


Valencia’s decade-long slow decline

Posted August 15, 2013 by Frank Tigani

Following a period of success at the turn of the century, Valencia FC were a club with the potential to be recognised alongside Real Madrid and Barcelona as one of the premier teams in the Spanish La Liga. However following a major financial downslide, where the Club were forced to sell their best players to stay afloat, their situation today is not quite as enviable. SBI International writer Frank Tigani explores.

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A.S. Roma getting it right off the pitch

Posted July 9, 2013 by Frank Tigani

While on the field, the 2012-13 season could not have been worse for A.S. Roma; finishing outside Champions League qualification and losing the Coppa Italia final, their American-led management are determined to make the club a commercial success. SBI’s International Blogger Frank Tigani delves into the commercialisation of Serie A.

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Where to next for MotoGP?

Posted April 24, 2013 by Yash Kshetry

The first MotoGP Grand Prix of 2013 in Qatar resulted in new highs for MotoGP in terms of television viewership. With Formula 1 moving east and promoting their brand around Asia, is it time for MotoGP to do the same?

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La Liga – Is it really the best league in the world?

Posted March 11, 2013 by Yash Kshetry

Despite being widely considered to hold the greatest footballing talents from around the world, the Spanish La Liga is in dire straits with regard to the financial and commercial safety of its stakeholders. The increasing gap between “El Clasico” rivals FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, and the rest of the league, has brought into question the continued commercial viability of the league.

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