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Revealed: Abramovich, the super-agent and the footballers owned as ‘commodities’ | Roman Abramovich

The entire population of Tillmitsch, in the mountainous Austrian wine-growing region of Styria, could fit into Manchester City FC’s 53,400-seater Etihad Stadium more than 14 times over.

The local team plays in the lowly fourth tier of Austrian football, a far cry from the pinnacle of the global footballing pyramid occupied by the Manchester club.

Yet if life had taken a slightly different turn, the 6ft 4in central defender Emir Dautović – who patrols the penalty box for SV Tillmitsch when he isn’t working for a frozen foods company – might have starred for the reigning English and European champions.

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The Cyprus Confidential files are a cache of leaked documents containing emails, banking records, company filings, trust paperwork and compliance reports.

They total 1.31 terabytes of confidential financial files, amounting to more than…

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