Nobody earns more money than Barça and Madrid in Europe
LaLiga clubs increased their revenues by an average of 27 million euros each in the last six years, according to the UEFA’s license comparison report, which places Real Madrid and Barcelona at the top of the list by total revenues of the 30 most important European clubs.
The document states that the Spanish championship has the highest number of teams with benefits from all European leagues and reflects a significant decrease in losses in the continental group of clubs since the introduction of financial fair play.
The report indicates a significant decrease in the losses of clubs
Although in 2015 revenues only grew by 3 percent, LaLiga took third place in the classification by income (2,000 million euros), ahead of the Italian Serie A (1,900 million euros) and behind the German (2,400 million euros) of euros) and the English one (4,400 million euros).
The average of 27 million euros per club is more than 20 for each team in Italy, but less than 48 million euros per club in the Bundesliga and 99 million euros in the Premier League .
The UEFA report estimates that with the centralization of television rights “if all other factors remain unchanged, the revenues of LaLiga clubs will exceed those of the Bundesliga in 2017 and will remain slightly below the Bundesliga’s revenue in 2016 and 2018. It is expected that the gap between LaLiga’s income and that of the Italian and French clubs will increase considerably. “
According to Spanish football data, Real Madrid and Barcelona lead the list of the 30 most important European clubs from the point of view of total revenue. In this group there is only another Spanish club, Atlético de Madrid, in the 21st position for those obtained from the UEFA competitions.
LaLiga ranks second in terms of the value of its players behind the Premier
LaLiga is the third in Europe in box office receipts, with 419 million euros (although 60% comes from Barça and Real Madrid), and the results of their clubs in European competitions meant that they have again the highest for this concept in 2015 (210 million euros).
“This amount will increase in the coming years with the 35% increase in the distribution of UEFA competitions from 2016, and Spanish clubs should benefit from the change in the distribution criteria (from the size of the television market to sports performance of the club) from 2018/19 “, the text states.
The wages of La Liga, a total of 1,238 million euros, were the highest quarters in 2015, behind those of England and “the relationship between wages and income increased from 56% to 60%, but still favorably maintaining the comparison with England (61%), France (68%) and Italy (69%) “.
“Although the salary ratio of La Liga has risen slightly in recent years, the relatively low spending on transfers and the large gains from the transfers have caused a return to profitability in the final balance,” UEFA said.
In 2015, nine Spanish clubs declared operating profits and 11 presented losses. After the inclusion of transfers, financing and taxes, 14 LaLiga clubs presented benefits in 2015, which means “a greater number of clubs with benefits from all European leagues and a significant improvement in profitability compared to the only 7 clubs with benefits that existed in 2011. “
In the last three years the clubs of La Liga have generated an aggregate benefit of 430 million euros after taxes, against the losses of 235 million registered between 2010 and 2012.
In 2016 the Spanish teams had 42% of foreign players in their squads, less than the Germans (49%), much less those of the Italian Serie A (55%) and those of the Premier (69%).
“It is estimated that LaLiga occupies the 2nd place in terms of the value of its players, behind the Premier League but ahead of the Serie A and the Bundesliga, while the second Spanish division is in the 21st position in the standings “, adds the report, which also alludes to the fact that there are 9 home teams in its stadium, -the highest proportion in Europe- since it had the third highest audience attendance in matches in 2015/16 (slightly less than 11 million of spectators).