After COVID-19 caused the worse season in years, the world’s top-grossing football clubs have seen their revenue grow in 2022. Most of the increase came in matchday and broadcasting revenues. Still, there were huge differences between the clubs.
According to data presented by Casinos En Ligne, Liverpool FC had the highest broadcasting revenue in the football industry last year, while Paris Saint-Germain topped in matchday and commercial revenues.
Liverpool FC Grossed €314M from Broadcasting Payments, €20M more than Manchester City
According to Deloitte Football Money League 2023 survey, Manchester City was the biggest revenue-generating machine in the football industry last year. Overall, the club grossed €731 million in the 2021/2022 season, €18 million more than the second-ranked Real Madrid and €30 million more than Liverpool FC.
However, the Citizens were a few steps behind their biggest rival Liverpool FC regarding broadcasting revenues. Statistics show Liverpool FC had the highest broadcasting revenue in the 2021/2022 season of €314 million, €20 million more than Manchester City. The Citizens were even behind Real Madrid, which grossed €308 million from broadcasting payments last year. Chelsea and Manchester United followed, with €277 million and €254 million in broadcasting revenues, respectively.
Still, Paris Saint-Germain topped in matchday and commercial revenues. Last season, the most successful Ligue 1 club reported €383 million worth of commercial income, €100 million more than the world’s top-grossing football club Manchester City. Bayern Munich had the second-highest commercial revenue of $378 million.
However, the top French club reported another €132 million in matchday incomes, more than double that of Manchester City. Manchester United was the second-closest club in this category with €126 million in matchday revenue, followed by Tottenham Hotspur. With €64 million in matchday revenues, Manchester City ranked only tenth in this category.
Six out of Ten Top Grossing Clubs from the Premier League
Despite considerable differences in their broadcasting, matchday, and commercial revenues, the Premier League clubs still have the highest overall revenues in the football industry. In fact, the Delloite survey showed three six of the ten top-grossing clubs play in Premier League.
Following Manchester City, Real Madrid, and Liverpool, Manchester United ranked as the fourth highest-grossing football club, with €688.6 million in total revenue last season.
With €568.3 in 2021/2022 revenue, Chelsea ranked eighth on this list behind Paris-Saint Germain, Bayern Munich, and Barcelona. Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal followed, with €523 million and €433.5 million, respectively. Together, the six Premier League clubs grossed over €3.6bn last year.