There was overall growth in football revenues despite volatile economic conditions and challenging international affairs. evidenced by a reported total of approximately EUR 29.9 billion, a 14% increase from the previous season.
Only three clubs
saw their EV decrease year on year,
namely AFC Ajax (-8%),
SS Lazio (-2%) and Olympique
de Marseille (-1%).
Eight countries are represented among the top 32 clubs, with England (Leicester City FC), Spain
(Athletic Club Bilbao) and Turkey
(Beşiktaş JK) having gained one new
team each, Italy (ACF Fiorentina),
Portugal (FC Porto) and France
(AS Monaco FC) each
The English Premier
League once again made a
strong showing in the report,
accounting for approximately
40% of the aggregate value, and likely to increase due to a new broadcasting deal started in the 2016/17 season.
With the most
significant increase year-on-year
thanks to increased revenues and
significant improvements in terms
of cost control and profitability by both Galatasaray SK and Fenerbahçe
SK, plus the addition of the 2015/16
national champions Beşiktaş JK,
the three Turkish giants achieve
a 97% increase in EV.
Portugal is the only country
that saw an aggregate value
decrease (-28%), due to
FC Porto dropping out of the top 32. Manchester
United FC, despite experiencing a
20% decrease in their share price
and failing to qualify for the 2016/17
UEFA Champions League, enjoyed
an EV increase of 7%, topping
this year’s table.