Real Madrid top the list of highest earning clubs for the 12th year

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Real Madrid top the list of highest earning clubs after a reported earnings of 751 million euros, 76 million more than last year and 131 million more than in 2016/17.

Real Madrid top the list of highest earning clubs for the twelfth year, according to the 21st Football Money League report published by Deloitte after looking at all available financial information for 2017/2018.

Real Madrid again top the list of highest earning clubs and sit 60 million ahead of those who are in second place, thanks in part to “the continued rise of commercial revenue, which has increased by 55 million thanks to merchandising, sponsorship and preseason tours” according to Deloitte.

Commercial revenue and sports marketing hit highs of 356 million euros thanks to multiple commercial agreements.

Real Madrid made 143 million euros in ticket sales, 5% more than last year, and in terms of TV transmission for the UEFA Champions League, the club made 251 million euros, 6% more than last year.

In terms of LaLiga TV transmission, income has remained more or less unchanged over the last 3 years. Such TV revenue for LaLiga is considerably lower than what English clubs in the Premier League receive.

Deloitte claims that the 20 highest earning clubs have made over 8.300 million euros, 4.8% more than last season.

The group features teams from Europe’s five most powerful leagues.

England is the best represented (9), followed by Italy (4), Germany (3), Spain (3) and France (1).


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