SJP2The latest Deloitte football money league figures have just been released and Newcastle United are once again in the top twenty clubs in the world in terms of revenue.

Deloitte report;

‘Newcastle United re-enter the Money League in 20th position after a three year absence. The Magpies had been present in all 12 editions of the Deloitte Football Money League up to and including the 2007/08 season with their highest position being fifth in 1997/98.’

The figures are for the 2011/12 season and Newcastle United are the only change to the twenty clubs who made the list last year, United replacing Valencia.

The figures do not include transfer fees and Newcastle moved into 20th place after seeing revenue rise by 5% from the previous season, going up from £88.6m to £93.3m which enabled them to go up five places from 25th in 2010/11.

Real Madrid top the list with £414.7m and their rivals Barca second place at £390.8, the highest English placed club unsurprisingly Manchester United with revenues of £320.3m.

The other English clubs to feature are Chelsea (5th – £261m), Arsenal (6th – £234.9m), Manchester City (7th – £231.1m), Liverpool (9th – £188.7m) and Spurs (13th £144.2m).

Newcastle were one of only four clubs to make the top twenty who hadn’t been involved in European competition; Liverpool, Juventus and Hamburg the three others.

The breakdown of Newcastle’s total of £93.3m was;

Matchday Revenue £23.9m
Broadcasting £55.6m
Commercial £13.8m

The figures show yet again that Newcastle United have got the potential to compete at the upper end as the breakdown shows there is massive room for growth on the Commercial side.

The biggest help in moving Newcastle into the top twenty was of course the excellent 5th position which as Deloitte report;

“An increase of £7.1m (15%) in broadcast revenue is the main reason behind Newcastle’s return to the Money League.”

That of course is on top of the money our massive support can generate which is of course is the major reason why we feature so often on TV, helping to attract that revenue.

We’ll bring you further analysis of the report later.

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I can't understand Shearers reluctance to criticise Ashley directly. Is it just me or is there a rabbit off somewhere?


I don't think Newcastle will get relegated, having said that though I also feel that they look least likely of any PL club to get another win this season, they can't score enough goals, and are conceding far too many! I'm really hoping that having Cissé and Sissoko back will make some kind of difference, combined with the potentially positive influence of De Jong coming back there's a slim chance we could get another win out of somewhere and save ourselves! We have a couple of winnable games, however I think if we don't beat one of Leicester or QPR, it'll likely be an extremely nervy final day of the season!

Keegan Quitter
Keegan Quitter

He should know about getting relegated. How dare he have the barefaced cheek after his pitiful performance as a manager in 2008-09. He couldn't even get anything out of his "mate" Michael Owen to get us one measly point.


You have to remember that a) Shearer only had 8 games in charge, by which point they were basically relegation fodder anyway, and b) the man had never coached before, a great player doesn't necessarily make a good coach, and you can't deny that Shearer knows a hell of a lot more about football than Carver!