The Real number one: How the financial industry ranks football clubs

THE FOOTBALL industry has grown extraordinarily over the past 20 years. The rise of leagues like the Premier, La Liga and the Bundesliga, along with globalisation and intensive mass media has transformed a sport that, in the 1980s, was ailing. In addition, the game has expanded, with developing football markets such as China, India and the US forming credible leagues that have rising spectator appeal. … Continue reading The Real number one: How the financial industry ranks football clubs

Club of the Month: Atlético Madrid – firmly among the elite

IF YOU’VE visited Madrid recently, you’ve no doubt flown over the gleaming new home of Atlético Madrid, the Wanda Metropolitano. It’s an impressive site, fashioned out of a stadium built in anticipation of the Spanish capital being awarded the Olympic Games. If Atléti play their cards right, they could be playing at home in the final of the UEFA Champions League in the first week … Continue reading Club of the Month: Atlético Madrid – firmly among the elite

Same gang, different seats at the table

MANCHESTER United’s recent malaise on the pitch has had an impact on the club’s position in football’s financial pecking order, with Real Madrid and Barcelona overtaking them to claim the top two places in Deloitte’s Football Money League for 2019. United slip to third after a second successive year in which the club’s revenues declined. They are hardly in poor street, however, as revenues totalled … Continue reading Same gang, different seats at the table

The Premier really is leading the way when it comes to revenues

ONLY  three English Premier League clubs are not included in the latest Deloitte Football Money League top 30. The report, issued just this week, showed that the EPL is now dominating European football, although Real Madrid remains the number one club for the 11th consecutive year. It is hard to believe, but the likes of Southampton, Leicester City, Sunderland, Swansea and Stoke are, in terms … Continue reading The Premier really is leading the way when it comes to revenues