Manchester City have topped the Deloitte Soccer Money League for the second yr in a row because the world’s highest revenue-generating membership within the 2021-22 season wherein followers returned to stadiums as COVID-19 restrictions have been eased.
Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, West Ham United, Leicester City, Leeds United, Everton and Newcastle United have been all on the listing because the Premier League golf equipment made up 11 of the highest 20.
“The Premier League was the only one of the Big Five European leagues to experience an increase in its media rights value during its most recent rights sale process,” mentioned Tim Bridge, lead associate in Deloitte’s Sports activities Enterprise Group.
“It continues to appeal to millions of global followers and its member clubs have a greater revenue advantage over international rivals.”
City posted a Premier League report business income of €373m in 2021-22, a progress of €65m from the earlier season.
Liverpool have been the largest movers on this yr’s version of the Money League, rising 4 locations from seventh to 3rd to attain their highest-ever place.
The Merseyside membership overtook Manchester United within the rankings for the primary time, following their run to the 2022 Champions League remaining which generated further broadcast income.
Liverpool have been additionally solely certainly one of 5 golf equipment to report over €100m in matchday income, which was the primary time the membership had finished so, as followers returned to stadiums.
Among the many LaLiga groups, Barcelona and Actual Madrid have but to recuperate income to their pre-pandemic ranges, with the golf equipment’ revenues down €203m and €43m respectively from 2018-19.
For the primary time, Deloitte’s Soccer Money League additionally reported on revenues generated from the ladies’s groups at Money League golf equipment, with sides reporting common revenues of €2.4m within the 2021-22 season.
Barcelona generated the best income, with €7.7m, having reached the Champions League remaining in 2022 and successful the competitors in 2021.
Manchester United reported the second-highest income with €6m, adopted by City (€5.1m), PSG (€3.6m), Arsenal (€2.2m) and Spurs (€2.1m).