The Scramble for African Football: African Football labor Migration to Europe

Paul Darby

Paul Darby is a lecturer in the sociology of sport at the University of Ulster. He has published several articles on the relationship between Africa and Europe as mediated by football and is author of ' Africa , Football and FIFA: Politics, Colonialism and Resistance'. He has also written on the politics of sport in Northern Ireland , sport and Swedish social democracy and the role of Gaelic games amongst the Irish diaspora in the United States . He was Senior Academic Editor of the international journal 'Soccer and Society' between 2000-2005 and now sits on the editorial board of the journal. He received his doctorate from the University of Ulster in 1997.