Newly enriched Manchester City FC headed the list for transfer spending in season 2009/10, forking out a hefty £131 million on new players and recouping £33 million on player sales. The most parsimonious club was Blackburn Rovers who spent nothing – but sold nobody neither. Aston Villa profited the most – netting £12.7 million (Bought £8.7m – Sold £21.4m)
English FA Cup Prize Money by round – Season 2003/04 vs Season 2009/10. A good Cup run can also significantly boost clubs’ income with television appearances – up to a quarter of a million pounds for a televised match for the quarter-final and beyond.
RADIO FEES (BBC 5live)(each club)
Full Match (90 mins) £8,100
Half Match (45 mins) £4,050
Quarter Match (24 mins) £2,025
Real Madrid headed the list of the top European football clubs ranked by income for season 2005-06, closely followed by Spanish rivals Barcelona. Italian side Juventus were placed third and Manchester United fourth. The top ten included two Spanish clubs, three Italian clubs, four English clubs and Bayern Munich of Germany.
Source:The Deloitte Football Money League
A list of Italy Serie A clubs shirt sponsors and estimated value of sponsorship in season 2005-2006, calcio Italia. Juventus (La Vecchia Signora) headed the list – its deal with Tamoil worth more than twice its nearest rival, AC Milan, sponsored by Opel, and three-times more than third placed Inter-Milan (with long-time sponsor Pirelli).
Source: StageUp / SportWeek
In the nine years this table covers, Premier League footballers saw their earnings increase by a multiple of five. Notes: All figures are in £ million. Estimates include National Insurance contributions but exclude ‘salary sacrifices’ (amounts paid to players’ pension funds) and so do not represent the total players’ wage bill borne by clubs.
Prize Money is the amount of dosh Premier League Clubs receive based on their final finishing position – it is more usually called the Merit Award and comes from a pool of money derived from the broadcasting income the EPL receives.
With thanks to PEF reader Basil who helped put the 2007/08 season figures together.
Source: By kind permission of Casual Auditores Independentes S/S of Brazil – All figures are stated in US$. Copyright remains with Casual – address: R. Pamplona 818 Suite 11, 01405-001 São Paulo – SP, Tel/Fax:55(11) 3284 – 4871, Tel: 55(11) 3253 – 8516
Casual Auditores annual survey on the financial situation of Brazilian soccer. Covering 21 clubs and including expert comment from the analysts. You can see copies here:
Note 1: Figures are in £ million. Note jump between 06/07 and 07/08 for Premier League clubs as money from the new TV contract came online.
Table showing the offical kit suppliers and shirt sponsors of thirty of the largest European professional football clubs during season 2009/10. Concerning kit suppliers, Adidas were associated with ten of the clubs, nine of the clubs were supplied by Nike, three by Umbro, two by Puma and one each by Kappa, Under Armou, Reebok, Lotto, Jako and Joma.
English Premier League Clubs Shirt Sponsors season 2006-07 with details on their estimated sponsorship value. That season, Manchester United had the largest shirt sponsorship deal by far, worth some £12.3m (with AIG finance). Chelsea managed over £10m (Samsung) and Arsenal and Liverpool both had deals worth £5.4m (with Emirates and Carlsberg respectively.)
At the lower end of the scale deals were at the half-a-million range, with Wigan Athletic lowest at an estimayed £3.1 million.