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The ‘big five’ of European football will invoice 18,600 million euros in 2022-2023

The five major soccer leagues in Europe recover from Covid-19 and prepare to set a new revenue record. The big five they plan to end the 2022


The five major soccer leagues in Europe recover from Covid-19 and prepare to set a new revenue record. The big five they plan to end the 2022-2023 season with a turnover of 18,600 million euros, 2.3% more than in the pre-pandemic seasonin which it reached its historical maximum, with a turnover of 17,400 million euros.

According to the study Annual Review of Football Finance 2022prepared by the consulting firm Deloitte, the English Premier League will continue to be the leg on which the main leagues rest, since their income in 2022-2023 will account for more than 38% of the total, with a turnover of 7,110 million euros. The figure will mark an increase of 11% compared to the season prior to the effects of the pandemic.

On a lower step are LaLiga and the Bundesliga, whose turnover has been equaling in recent years after the boom in the marketing of the German competition.

According to the study, LaLiga will regain second place in terms of income, with a turnover of 3,700 million euros, while the Bundesliga will fall back to third place, with revenues of 3,600 million euros. The report highlights that some of the sponsorship agreements such as Spotify with FC Barcelona or Whalefin with Atlético de Madrid will be key to growth.

Both the Italian Serie A and the French Ligue-1 will remain a considerable distance from the other three competitions, without reaching pre-covid levels either.. The Italian competition plans to bill around 2,400 million euros in 2022-2023, while, for its part, the French tournament would close the list with revenues of 1,800 million euros.

The report also highlights the boom that has been established in investment in football clubs. During 2021, there were a total of fifteen operations in the five major leagues. Of all of them, eleven operations were purchases of minority shares in the teams, while four operations involved the total control of a club. “Responsible and sustainable investment in football clubs, defined by an ownership strategy that protects long-term financial and operational viability, is of the utmost importance,” the study states.