Document Type : Research Paper


1 1- PhD Candidate, department of sport management, Karaj branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran

2 Clinical Care and Health Promotion Research Center, Karaj branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran.

3 Professor of Islamic Azad University- Karaj branch

4 Department faculty university karaj


The aim of this study was to develop a model of financial fair play for Iranian football clubs. The methodology of this research was qualitative and grounded theory Strategy. The statistical population of the study consists of all managers (clubs, league organizations, football federations, inspection organizations and other relevant government agencies), professors and researchers, legislators, player brokers, and coaches. Sampling was done theoretically using a theoretical and purposeful method. The research sampling continued until the theoretical adequacy and saturation. The data collection tool in this study was in-depth semi-structured interviews to help discover concepts and better saturation of categories. To analyze the data, three overlapping processes were used in the process of analyzing the theory of fundamental conceptualization, namely open coding, axial coding and selective coding. After analyzing and reviewing the core codes, the final 25 categories were integrated in the form of a data-based paradigm model in the form of causal, contextual, intervening, strategies and consequences, and the final research model was presented. In this model, the categories of government of Iranian clubs; Weak financial knowledge of club managers; Lack of strategic thinking;