AROUND € 6 billion has been wiped off the value of Europe’s top football clubs according to KPMG Football Benchmark’s European Elite (EE) report for 2021. Covid-19 left its mark on the continent’s leading clubs, the top 32 losing 15% … Continue reading The sun stops shining for the European elite
STUDIES on the economic state of football are fairly predictable these days, the small band of uber-clubs is well established at the forefront of the game. But these studies can provide some pointers about the clubs on the rise or … Continue reading KPMG report shows Liverpool and Spurs on the rise, Arsenal struggling to keep pace
IN RECENT weeks, I have visited Brighton and Swansea and I stood and watched out of necessity. As soon as the referee’s whistle started the game, the fans in my section stood up and had no intention of using the … Continue reading Commentary Box: Edge of your seat?
DESPITE being out of the UEFA Champions League and unable to make a sustained Premier League challenge in 2016-17, Manchester United are Europe’s most valuable club, according to KPMG’s Football Benchmark report, The European Elite 2017. United are ahead of … Continue reading United the most valuable club
THE OLD adage, “the more you spend, the more you win”, comes under scrutiny in the recent paper from KPMG’s Football Benchmark team. The report demonstrates that some clubs have established a strong record for balancing the books while being moderately successful. Needless to say, the big spenders are the small group of bulge bracket clubs that currently stand astride European football, but others, such as Sevilla, Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund provide good case studies of prudent financial management. KPMG’s paper defines player trading from a number of different accounting factors as well as the profit/loss on the disposal … Continue reading Sevilla, Atletico impress in player trading
THE latest report from Football Benchmark highlights how social media has grown at an astonishing rate over the past few years. When Manchester United won the Premier in 2013, the club’s twitter page was followed by around one million people. In three years, that has grown to almost 10 million. And this is only part of the story, for clubs like United have vast audiences on facebook and Instagram. Such is the importance of social media today that at the recent Soccerex conference, sessions were devoted to how clubs and organisations can leverage their profile and content generation. And now … Continue reading Social media and football – value to be leveraged?