Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The European Elite 32 (2017) Sales

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 dropped one.

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 is Turkey; 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.