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The returns to scarce talent: footedness and player renumeration in European soccer

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The returns to scarce talent : footedness and player renumeration in European soccer. / Bryson, Alex; Frick, Bernd ; Simmons, Robert.

In: Journal of Sports Economics, Vol. 14, No. 6, 12.2013, p. 606-628.

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Bryson, Alex ; Frick, Bernd ; Simmons, Robert. / The returns to scarce talent : footedness and player renumeration in European soccer. In: Journal of Sports Economics. 2013 ; Vol. 14, No. 6. pp. 606-628.

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