Each start of the year, the firm Deloitte publishes a detailed report of the income of the football clubs, where it “focuses on the ability of the clubs to generate income from activities on match days, allowances and commercial activities such as sponsorships, merchandising, stadium tours and other operations,” according to the official website.
Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez during a game of FC Barcelona. / Photo: fcbarcelona.com
LatinAmerican Post | Laura Viviana Guevara Muñoz
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At the beginning of 2019, the report entitled “Football Money League”, which analyzes the 2017/2018 season, left Real Madrid in first place, a title that had not conquered since the 2014/2015 season. Winning the Champions League three times was a fundamental boost for the Real Madrid team to exceed 750 million euros in revenue.
Although the official report has not come out, four large teams already revealed the revenues obtained this 2019. In this way, Bayern Munich is in the last place, because according to Forbes the total income was 652 million, 23 million more than in the last year. Even so, the German team was not enough to be among the three teams that generated the most revenue in this 2019.
This is how Forbes magazine gave us a small preview of the report, as these teams are expected to be the first in the report to be presented in January 2020. That is why from LatinAmerican Post, we mention the top 3 of the teams that more revenue generated.
1. FC Barcelona
For the first time, the Catalan team is at the top of the Deloitte Money League ranking. In the report last season, the Spanish club grew 690 million euros. However, with this year's earnings, the club raised its revenues to 852 million euros, increasing 162 million.
An impressive increase, supported by broadcasting and marketing campaigns. However, despite its large revenues, Barcelona still does not have enough to cover the figure that, in mid-2019, the club's vice president and treasurer, Enrique Tombas, revealed: “FC Barcelona has entered 990 million euros in the fiscal year 2018-19 ”. The foregoing, taking into account what Forbes explained that the figure announced by the treasurer, included "transfer income and accounting adjustments."
2. Real Madrid
Another Spanish club on the list. Although it lowered a position, Real Madrid obtained an income of 757 million euros, only 6 million more compared to the report presented. However, it should be noted that thus the increase is not as differential as that of the other teams, there are several factors that position it as a winner.
Despite not having one of his best seasons, Real Madrid does not stop billing in his favor. Taking into account indicators such as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), the merengue club awarded 124 million, compared to 72 million euros of the club culé; added to the fact that in the net debt the whites have a negative debt and that the meringues are going 362 million euros in salaries, compared to the 501 million euros of Barcelona.
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3. Manchester United
The English club remains in third position despite all the controversies and criticisms it has faced after several seasons without reaping relevant titles. Well, the team seems to be maintained thanks to its consolidation as one of the greats of Europe in past seasons.
As revealed by the team's report, revenues were 732 million euros, with an increase of 6% compared to 2018 revenues. However, the Brexit situation could cause the English team to lower positions by the type of rate of change that has generated the political movement. The above, according to Forbes, because "that Brexit has reduced the value of the pound in recent years."
In addition, the figures cover from July 1 to September 30, 2019; and so the club's vice president, Ed Woodward, affirmed the net debt also grew. Finally, he added that his "ultimate goal is to win trophies by playing exciting football with a team that fuses graduates of our academy with world-class acquisitions," according to RTE.