According to a study by Deloitte, Paris Saint-Germain ranked fifth among European clubs in 2021-2022 with 654 million euros in turnover. In this ranking, the very powerful Premier League occupies 11 of the top 20 places.
The Parisian club saw its turnover increase by almost 18% compared to the previous season (556.2 M€) and did better than the average of the top 20 (13%). It gains a place compared to the 2022 edition of this “Football Money League” published by the audit firm, just ahead of Bayern Munich (€653.6 million).
The almost general increase in revenues, with the exception of Juventus and Inter Milan, is explained in particular by the rebound in “match day” revenues (ticketing, catering) which were multiplied by 10, from 111 M € to €1.4 billion for the Top 20, with the return of supporters to the stadiums. Commercial revenues (sponsors, merchandising) increased by 8%, from 3.5 billion to 3.8 billion euros.
Seventh only last year, the Reds overtook Manchester United for the first time (4th with €688m), buoyed by their incredible last season: second place in the Premier League, Champions League final and victory in both cups national.
England occupy six of the top ten places and eleven of the top twenty with new entrants such as Leeds (18th with €223m) or especially Newcastle (20th, €212m), whose takeover by the Saudi sovereign wealth fund does not has not yet produced its full effects.
“The question now is probably not if, but when the 20 Premier League clubs will be in the Top 30”
A sign of the times, Barcelona, who topped this ranking two years ago, are now just 7th (€638m) after their early elimination in the Champions League and slower growth than the competition in commercial revenues.
‘The Premier League’s financial superiority is unlikely to be challenged in coming seasons’judged Sam Boor, the director of the Sports Business Group of Deloitte, while “these clubs continue to attract international investment”. “The question now is probably not if, but when the 20 Premier League clubs will be in the Top 30”, added Mr. Moor. They are currently 16.