UEFA has unveiled a detailed analysis of the European clubs also focussing on revenues from television rights.
The Union of European Football Associations has released a comprehensive analysis of the performances of the European clubs. UEFA highlighted the state of health of the clubs under the Financial Fair Play regime and the revenues from TV rights.
The governing body of football in Europe has drawn up a ranking of the most remunerated clubs. As predicted, English sides occupy 16 of the top 20 places in the revenue table. Manchester United leads the group thanks to the €146 million earned. This is the first time ever that an English club is at the top of the list. Previously, Real Madrid (now 2nd), Barcelona (now 3rd) or Juventus (11th) earned far more than the ‘Red Devils’. These three clubs remain in the top 20 though. Inter sits in the 19th position. The nerazzurri are the last non-English club on this list.
Let’s try to explain why the Premier League has such a dominant role in terms of TV rights.
The distribution of revenues in the Premier League is determined by the performances of a team and by how many times it is selected for television coverage. This approach leads to some changes from year to year. Thanks to its outstanding performances under Ranieri’s management, Leicester’s revenues from TV right increased 35%. The table above shows that TV revenues are the main source of income for many Premier League clubs. 85% of Bournemouth’s revenues are derived from television rights. The richest clubs, instead, have also differentiated their sources of income implementing strategies in different sectors.