The latest Deloitte football rich list has just been published and Newcastle United are one of 17 Premier League clubs in the top 30 revenue generating football clubs in the world.
The figures are for the 2014/15 season and Newcastle rise from 19th to 17th place.
Newcastle’s turnover rose from 155.1m euros (£117.9m) to 169.3m euros (£128.8m) but like all other Premier League clubs, they benefited against their European competitors due to a 10% strengthening of sterling against the euro.
In reality it was little change taking into account the 10% benefit from sterling to euro and the breakdown reflected that:
Matchday revenue was 31.0m euros in 2013/14 and 35.2m euros in 2014/15.
Broadcast revenue was 93.5m euros in 2013/14 and 101.4m euros in 2014/15.
Commercial revenue was 30.6m euros in 2013/14 and 32.7m euros in 2014/15.
The Deloitte report saying:
‘A record nine Premier League clubs are ranked within this year’s top 20, one more than in last year’s edition, helped by a 10% strengthening of sterling versus the euro. Premier League clubs now dominate the top 30, with 17 of those clubs having played in the Premier League during the 2014/15 season.’
The full list is:
(1) Real Madrid – £439m
(2) Barcelona – £426.6m
(3) Manchester United – £395.2m
(4) Paris Saint-Germain – £365.8m
(5) Bayern Munich – £360.6m
(6) Manchester City – £352.6m
(7) Arsenal – £331.3m
(8) Chelsea – £319.5m
(9) Liverpool – £298.1m
(10) Juventus – £246.4m
(11) Borussia Dortmund – £213.5m
(12) Tottenham Hotspur – £195.9m
(13) Schalke 04 – £167.1m
(14) AC Milan – £151.5m
(15) Atlético de Madrid – £142.3m
(16) AS Roma – £137.2m
(17) Newcastle United – £128.8m
(18) Everton – £125.6m
(19) Internazionale – £125.4m
(20) West Ham United – £122.4m
(21) Galatasaray – £120.9m
(22) Southampton – £113.6m
(23) Aston Villa – £113.1m
(24) Leicester – £104.3m
(25) Sunderland – £101.0m
(26) Swansea – £100.9m
(27) Stoke – £99.4m
(28) Crystal Palace – £99.4m
(29) West Brom – £96.2m
(30) Napoli – £95.4m
In two years time when the new 2016/17 Premier League TV deals have kicked in, every Premier League club is expected to benefit by up to £50m per season, add that figure onto the English clubs above and you can see where we are heading….
The Newcastle United write-up from the Deloitte report:
‘Newcastle United consolidated its place in the Money League, rising two places to 17th, despite a marginal fall in revenue of £0.9m to £128.8m.
On the pitch, 2014/15 proved another hard season for the Toon Army. Following manager Alan Pardew’s departure at the turn of the year, the Magpies endured a run of eight consecutive defeats from March onwards, its worst run in Premier League history, avoiding relegation on the final day of the season and finishing in 15th place.
Newcastle continued to reap the benefits of the current Premier League broadcast deal, with a substantial 60% of revenue being generated from centralised broadcast payments.
Overall, broadcast revenue slipped by £1.1m to £77.1m, as fees derived from an increase in live TV appearances (from 14 to 20) were more than offset by the reduction in merit payments as a result of finishing five league positions lower compared to 2013/14.
After a 50% increase in 2013/14, commercial revenue reduced marginally in 2014/15 by £0.7m to £24.9m, despite a long term contract extension with Puma taking effect. With just 19% of revenue generated commercially, Newcastle’s challenges demonstrate the polarisation in commercial deals that exists between those clubs regularly playing in, or challenging for, UEFA Champions League football and the rest.
Despite the disappointing on-pitch performance, matchday revenue grew by £0.9m to £26.8m, as Newcastle continued to enjoy the third highest average attendance in the Premier League (50,500).
Newcastle’s Money League position is testament to the value of the Premier League centralised broadcast deals, and a loyal fan base filling the fourth largest stadium in English club football.
The new Premier League broadcast deal effective from 2016/17 should ensure Newcastle’s presence in the Money League in the medium term, but the club will need to significantly improve its on-pitch performance if they are to ever hope to rise to previous heights of a top ten placing.’