Wednesday, March 10, 2010

European Club Football revenues

The Economist, drawing from a Deloitte report, has a nice graphic that indicates Real Madrid as Europe's most sucessful football club off the pitch, measured by revenues for the 2008-09 season (at just over €400m ($560m)).

However, Chelsea takes in the most from its fans directly by way of matchday revenues. It appears that English sides do a bit more nicely from their devoted followers than continental teams, reflecting not only the relatively high cost of tickets but also the large number of pricey corporate boxes at English grounds. Interestingly, Italian teams are the most generous with their supporters, a possible reflection of the economic status of its support base.

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