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The 20 clubs in Europe to earn most money from 2018-19 TV revenue – Featuring Newcastle United

3 years ago

Some pretty amazing TV revenue statistics.

The excellent Swiss Ramble is a blog that looks at the business of football.

He has been looking at the TV revenue earned by Europe’s top clubs from their domestic league TV deals.

The statistics are quite staggering.

The top 20 TV revenue earners include two Spanish clubs and…18 English clubs.

Barcelona and Real Madrid are the only clubs from outside England’s top flight to break into the top 20 when it comes to domestic (excluding revenues from European competition) TV deals.

The 20 clubs in Europe to earn most from TV revenue in 2018/19 as per Swiss Ramble:

1. Liverpool – £152million

2. Manchester City – £151million

3. Chelsea – £146million

4. Tottenham – £145million

5. Manchester United – £143million

6. Arsenal – £142million

7. Barcelona – £130million

8. Everton – £129million

9. Wolves – £127million

10. Real Madrid – £125million

11. Leicester City – £123million

12. West Ham – £123million

13. Newcastle United – £120million

14. Crystal Palace – £114million

15. Watford – £114million

16. Bournemouth – £108million

17. Burnley – £107million

18. Brighton – £106million

19. Southampton – £104million

20. Cardiff City – £103million

Yet people wonder why Mike Ashley is refusing to sell Newcastle United…

All of that free (allegedly Sports Direct now paying a pittance) promotion of his retail empire AND only 12 clubs in Europe get more from domestic rights TV revenue.

Newcastle United of course always boosted by the fact that the broadcasters are so keen to have them on live broadcasts.

Very rarely are Newcastle not in the top seven most shown PL clubs and indeed already seven of this season’s first 10 PL matches have been chosen. Which all equals even more money for Mike Ashley/NUFC.

If Newcastle had finished a handful of places higher up the league last season, they would have earned more than Barcelona and Real Madrid do from their domestic TV deals.

As for the advantage over the rest and indicating the boost English clubs have over European rivals, Bayern Munich collected only £58.6m in terms of domestic TV revenue, less than half of the amount Newcastle received.


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