ADVERTISING
 
Monday, November 19   Sign in or Register
 
Evangelical Focus
 
Flecha
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
FOLLOW US ON
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google +
  • Instagram
  • Soundcloud
 

Newsletter
Newsletter, sign up to receive all our News by email.
 
 

POLL
Media
Do the media in your country usually portray evangelical Christians accurately?



SEE MORE POLLS
 

 
TOP 10 MOST VIEWED



Sports and faith
 

Christian values kept Odegaard away from ‘Football Leaks’ scandal

The father of the Real Madrid player refused to manage his son’s image rights in a tax haven. Christian faith is “important” to the family.

SOURCES El Mundo, Dagen, Protestante Digital AUTHOR Evangelical Focus MADRID 15 DECEMBER 2016 17:48 h GMT+1
Norwegian football star Martin Odegaard.

The latest informations made known by several media in the so-called 'Football Leaks' case reveal how some players and coaches created companies or partnerships to manage image rights and pay less taxes.



In the midst of the scandals of corruption that are still being investigated, a football star stands out. Martin Odegaard, a young Norwegian footballer signed by Real Madrid in January 2015 rejected the model of "business" that others were choosing.



The young promise of European football appears in the papers of Senn Ferrero's law firm, as Spanish newspaper El Mundo explained.



 



A QUESTIONABLE OPERATION



Senn Ferrero offered the player the possibility of creating a company in a tax haven, as many others did. But Odegaard’s father refused.



"He's going to make a lot of money anyway, so it's also a moral issue about how much effort you should make in trying to save yourself some tax money, while other people have to fight to pay their bills”, Hans Erik wrote in one of the leaked emails.



The father of the Norwegian star also said the operation would have been risky, because a strong investment was required for the creation of the company.



During those conversations between Odegaard's father and Senn Ferrero, the option of managing the image rights as a natural person was clearly presented as the least profitable of the options, because taxation would go from 20% to 43.5%. This was the option the player finally chose.



 



Odegaard has become a famous sportsman in Norway.



 



“FAITH IS IMPORTANT FOR ME AND MY FAMILY”



The Odegaard family identify themselves as Christians.



The Real Madrid player explained in November 2014 that faith "is important to me and my family".



On his Twitter account, Odegaard has published messages like "God is great" or "Dreams + hard work + dedication + God = Success".



In an interview with the Norwegian Christian newspaper Dagen, his father pointed out that "faith is the foundation" on which they have built their family and career.



Hans Erik used to be a football player in the past and was very clear about his faith in God at that time, which he believes will also be positive for his son: "I am sure that it is good for his career".


 

 


0
COMMENTS

    If you want to comment, or

 



 
 
YOUR ARE AT: - - Christian values kept Odegaard away from ‘Football Leaks’ scandal
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
 
AUDIOS Audios
 
Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church

An interview with Lars Dahle, of the Steering Committee of the Lausanne Movement Global Consultation on Nominal Christianity held in Rome.

 
Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation

Are Christians called to make a difference in environmental care? What has creation care to do with "loving our neighbours"? An interview with the Global Advocacy and Influencing Director of Tearfund.

 
Kathy Bryan: Online sex trafficking in the USA Kathy Bryan: Online sex trafficking in the USA

“Prostitution is nobody’s dream,  it’s a very traumatic lifestyle”, says Kathy Bryan, director of the Elevate Academy. She mentors former victims.

 
PICTURES Pictures
 
Rallies in Bulgaria: “New bill on religion brings us back to Communism!” Rallies in Bulgaria: “New bill on religion brings us back to Communism!”

Bulgarian evangelicals protested peacefully on November 11 against a draft law which could severely restrict religious freedom of faith minorities. Churches rallied in Sofia and other cities after the Sunday worship services.

 
Photos: #WalkForFreedom Photos: #WalkForFreedom

Abolitionists marched through 400 cities in 51 countries. Pictures from Valencia (Spain), October 20.

 
Photos: Reaching people with disabilities Photos: Reaching people with disabilities

Seminars, an arts exhibition, discussion and testimonies. The European Disability Network met in Tallinn.

 
Photos: Hope for Europe Photos: Hope for Europe

Unity in Diversity is the theme of the conference. Representatives of Evangelical Alliances and many other church leaders gathered in Tallinn (Estonia).

 
VIDEO Video
 
Biotechnology: “There is a difference between restoration and enhancement” Biotechnology: “There is a difference between restoration and enhancement”

“We have to understand the times in which we live, and have discernment”, says Doctor Peter J. Saunders.

 
The Manzanas case The Manzanas case

A short documentary about how retired pastors and widows of an evangelical denomination in Spain fight a legal battle for their pensions after the favourable ruling of the European Court of Human Rights.

 
‘Mediterráneo’ ‘Mediterráneo’

“Something will change if you have hunger and thirst for justice”, sings Spanish artist Eva Betoret in a song about the refugee crisis.

 
 
Follow us on Soundcloud
Follow us on YouTube
 
 
WE RECOMMEND
 
PARTNERS
 

 
AEE
EVANGELICAL FOCUS belongs to Areópago Protestante, linked to the Spanish Evangelical Alliance (AEE). AEE is member of the European
Evangelical Alliance and World Evangelical Alliance.
 

Opinions expressed are those of their respective contributors and do not necessarily represent the views of Evangelical Focus.