Newcastle Drop To 25th Richest Football Club In The World

Newcastle have been listed the 25th richest club in the world by Deloitte Touche, in terms of  annual revenues.

Deloite bring out their money league every year at this time, which lists the top football clubs in the world in terms of their yearly revenues.

The top three clubs with their revenues in euros – from the latest financial year – which ended last June are as follows:

Real Madrid €479.5M  (£359.3M)
FC Barcelona €450.7M  (£337.5M)
Manchester United €367.0M  (£275.3M)

The euro to UK pound conversion rate at the moment is about 0.75, so we multiplied the amounts above in euros to get UK pounds.

Other English clubs who are in the top 20 include Arsenal 5th at €251.1M (£199.3M), Chelsea 6th at €249.8M (£186.8M), Liverpool 9th with €203.3M (£152.5M), Tottenham 11th with €181M (£135.8M) and Manchester City 12th with €169.6M (£127.2).

Newcastle are in 25th place with €98M (£73.5M) and it shows how much Newcastle have missed the boat over the last few years, because even last year we were in 23rd position, and that’s when we were in the Championship.

Of course in terms of profit Newcastle did well over the last financial year, as the club lost around £4.5M whereas Manchester City lost £194.9M,  and Chelsea lost £67.7M.

Only Aston Villa apart from the above English clubs did better in revenues than Newcastle,  as they were listed one place above Newcastle with €99.3M total revenues (£74.5M).

So Newcastle are the 8th richest club from the last financial year’s revenues, and we are unlikely to rise much in the next financial year, which ends at the end of June.

Sunderland are in 30th position with €87.9M (£61.5M)

When Newcastle were in the second division we were 23rd in the standings as we published at the time , although the revenues at that time were only £38M, because of our lack of Premier League TV money.

And in May, 2008 Newcastle were the 16th richest club in the world, as listed by Forbes magazine with revenues of $175, which at today’s rates (about 1.6  US dollars to UK   pounds) is about £109M – but at that time were £99.4M because of a different exchange rate.

So Newcastle have dropped in the last three or four years,  and of course relegation didn’t help us at all, and that’s one reason Mike Ashley is trying hard to increase the revenues of the club.

For one thing bigger revenues mean the club will be able to spend more on transfers each year, once the UEFA Fair Play Financial Rules come into full effect in about three years time.

The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

Comments welcome.

134 comments so far

  • tomtoon7

    Feb 9, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #1


  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Feb 9, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #2

    Largely irrelevant to be fair though, because if we qualify for Europa League (CL if we’re dreaming) then our revenue will increase dramatically as a result of that so next year’s table would reflect an increase so I am not too worried

  • mattyNUFC

    Feb 9, 2012 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #3

    this is irrelevant to me. obviously we’ve the cash to compete spending wise with the upper echelons of european football, but it means nothing because we’re on MA’s blue print

    which is 100% fine by me.


    Feb 9, 2012 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #4

    Best strike partnership since Les and Shearer. One of the best goal keepers in the league. Had best defence until Taylor got injured. One of the best midfeild pairing in Tiote and Cabaye and capable young players pushing them in Guthrie, Vuckic and Abeid. Stable financially. And ofcourse we are FIFTH in the league and fighting for EUROPE. If we forget about the way he did it, was Mike Ashley right to sack Chris Hughton so he could bring in Alan Pardew? (yes)

  • tomtoon7

    Feb 9, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #5

    cudnt agree more mutiny.Heres HOPIN we can qualify 4European football,i do love a Thursday night at ST JAMES PARK.HWTL

  • geoff777

    Feb 9, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #6

    Living in Spain but paid in £’s I wish it was 0.75 €/£ it’s around 0.839.

    Ed, Does this include the 35M? …. WUM

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Feb 9, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #7

    MutinybyLemons, while I agree with the point you’re making and agree with pretty much 95% of your post the part I am a bit cautious about is the “Best strike partnership since Les and Shearer”, they have the potential to be the best partnership since Sir Les and Big AL we have yet to see Papis in full flight, don’t wanna be putting too much expectation on him, even though he had a dream debut. I am fully confident that those two will form an understanding and working relationship that most Prem clubs will shudder to face but we just need to be a bit careful about putting too much weight on their shoulders just yet.

  • NUbilly

    Feb 9, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #8


    ” If we forget about the way he did it, was Mike Ashley right to sack Chris Hughton so he could bring in Alan Pardew? (yes)”

    Was he completely lucky pardew has done so well compared to what Ashley knew how well he would do?

    In my opinion I think houghton was sacked because he knew Hougton had the fans behind him now and ashley didnt want houghton having power over ashley or speaking out about him possibly.
    Remember, Mike Ashley knows less about footbal than my nephew who is 9. (Remember Keegan speaking out about it on ESPN?)

    I think Mike Ashley got a miracle tbh. I still dont trust him.

    All in all though. Things are going good.

  • boater

    Feb 9, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #9

    MutinyBylemons – am I having deja vu or do you keep reposting that comment?

    If we get Champion’s league we would be in a position to go for the likes of marvin martin, kagawa, de jong and douglas. Build a side that competes for the top 4 every season.

    Speaking of misspending Champion’s League booty – anyone see Viana’s 60yd goal the other day?

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Feb 9, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #11

    I always rated Viana and have seen him play a good few times since he left the Toon and was gutted he never settled in our side because he was/is a top player.

  • planb's revenge

    Feb 9, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #12

    viana had so much potential. he just wasn’t to settle and it was unfortunate.
    on topic, us dropping to 25th richest means very little in the long run as we are aiming to hit Europe thus earning the club more money. lets not worry bout this

  • Scottishmag1

    Feb 9, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #13


    See you at the game with our shiny tickets!,

  • barkerslovesnufc

    Feb 9, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #14

    You think if we still had EMRE! in the middle with Tiote and Cabaye! Emre was a very good passer ov the ball


    Feb 9, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #15

    25th, whooooooooow, scarry stuff.
    This is what is wrong in football, bloody money!

  • catchy in norway

    Feb 9, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #16


    no i dont think he was right to sack CH, i dont think AP has pulled up trees,

    im not a big CH fan, and i dont think he could take us to that next level, in the same way i dont think AP carnt, this season has been a very strange season regards chelsea, ars and liverpool, and we have had quiet a lot of luck, we all need luck,

    the other thing with pardew is, he seems very reluctant to change things, he leaves subs until very late. and when he does make a sub. its normally a defensive one,,

    next season is the big test for him

  • boater

    Feb 9, 2012 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #17

    Nice one Scottish Mag – see ya there. Looking forward to hearing the redknapp chants.

    I was never that sold on Emre – skillful on his day but too hot and cold for me. Viana was one of the best passers of the ball I have seen at SJP but Souness dismantled that squad of all the young talent. I did like Acuna ‘the bull’ come to think of it but he wasn’t a patch on Tiote ‘the beast’.

  • Scottishmag1

    Feb 9, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #18

    Yep boater

    I’m in the upper visitors tier, looking forward to the apprehension!! And a cheeky point

  • eastend toon

    Feb 9, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #19

    or three scottish!

  • Scottishmag1

    Feb 9, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #20

    Aye or three eastend, tough one though, need to contain their midfield and Bale

  • boater

    Feb 9, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #21

    catchy – For all Liverpool and Arsenal are not at their best this season – man city and spurs have shot up, so it’s not like the league is any less competitive – probably more so with the promoted teams doing so well for two seasons running now.

  • Spuggy

    Feb 9, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #22

    It’s a game we’re expected to lose so in that respect we’ve nothing to lose.

    So I would like to see us go for it. I don’t think you can defend against spurs for 90 mins, I think you have to play them at there own game.

    Such a shame dream boat and tank aren’t back for this one. This will be the line up me thinks…no change from last game.





  • mattyNUFC

    Feb 9, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #23


    in reguards to our agreeing on something

    like i’ve said, i’m not an eternal pessimist. pretty sound logic i feel goes into most of what i judge

    i used to be adverse to MA but now fully appreciate his plan more than anything. do i still think a bit more ambition could be shown? of course

    i also used to be hugely in favor of pardew, but i feel he’s too stubborn and over the ensuing months has made some baffling decisions in reguards to line-ups and substitutions (not just HBA, mind). i’m still trying to figure out whether he is imo tactically inept or trying to prove a point (more specifically Shola’s continued, unwarranted inclusions, the lack of faith in youngsters who he thought would really be pushing the first team by this point this season and, adversely, sameobi’s continued inclusion when he continually looked miles off the first team- again, imo) but neither of which can be good for the long term.

    don’t ever think for one second though i don’t look at the table and see us fifth and it still doesn’t bring a smile of bewilderment to my face. I’m as enthused as the next guy. bottom line: i just don’t care for pardew. the same phoniness i felt when he first replaced CH was quelled by an uninspiring unbeaten run, but i just can’t buy into what he says our how he goes about things anymore. he seems like the prototypical US politician to me….smoke and mirrors and a nice haircut

    anywho, back to work

  • Scottishmag1

    Feb 9, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #24


    Agree, if we r chasing the game then replace oby with hba u never know

  • boater

    Feb 9, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #25

    Scottish Mag – South upper gangway here – first time at WHL. Normally an open game against the spuds- could get stuffed but if we can keep Bale and Modric quiet we’ll have the Demba Demba double barrel at the other end.

  • Scottishmag1

    Feb 9, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #26

    Ditto Boater

    South upper gangway block 47 row 15 seat 262 / 263′ keep an eye out for a Scottish !!!!

  • mattyNUFC

    Feb 9, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #27


    without doubt that’ll be the line-up

    my team when we’ve got our CMs back


  • boater

    Feb 9, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #28

    Matty – what are you going on about mate? You mistrust him because he played Sammi Ameobi when we had injuries? He’s an exciting youth player who had scored two wondergoals in the summer. He played shola as part of a tactic to hold up the ball – and it was working if you look at results. You might not rate those players but it was hardly bewildering decisions by him.

  • eastend toon

    Feb 9, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #29

    yeah tough gig down the lane but here’s hoping AP does let the lads play a free flowing game. i agree that we need to play spurs at their own game, its our strongest quality too. would’ve loved cabaye and tiote back but hell, ya can only paint with the colours god gives ya!

  • Jonny

    Feb 9, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #30

    I know HBA won’t start but this has to be the formation if he does:







    Pardrew might be tempted to play this formation against spuds with Oba instead of HBA because Spurs play a 4-4-1-1 and Perch can sit on VDV. Let Jonas and Guthrie battle it out with Parker and Modric. Jonas has to be on HBA side so he can cover when their LB overlaps.

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Feb 9, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #31

    mattyNUFC I think the sensible thing to do from regards our dispute is to draw a line under it and just accept that while we are both enjoying the status in the Premier League that Newcastle United is currently enjoying and that we both want the best for NUFC we do disagree with what we see in our manager. I am a purist with regards to football, as a defender by trade (in kickabouts mind) I appreciate the finer art of defending, especially the philosophy of defending from the front, I simply love seeing attacking players tracking back. Losing while playing attacking attractive football does not interest me in the slightest, I will settle for boring ground out victories every day of the week but that is not what AP’s teams do, he is, despite his criticisms, very adaptable with regards style and tactics. But the mature thing to do is to probably accept that on this point we will differ because our views are entrenched at this point, if AP can ensure victory whilst playing attractive football which maintains a strict defensive policy then perhaps we will all be joined in unity but until then we may figuratively shake hands and agree to disagree.

  • mattyNUFC

    Feb 9, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #32


    pickin up where one left off, eh? oh well, this one then i’m off

    he had a multitude of choice before Sameobi. that is a fact

    Hold up play you say? why not throw steve harper up front then….shola’s hold up play consists of slowly dinking the ball between his cumbersome legs before either a) tripping over it b) losing control of it or c) somehow managing to get the ball back to one of our players, which of course is what we want, but rarely ever happens

    feel free to carry on with this if you want, let this get bogged down in pro/anti shola jargon for which there will be no end….i was simply replying to ruddy, so, let the ridiculousness commence, have fun, i’m out

  • mattyNUFC

    Feb 9, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #33


    i guess the difference lies there! I was an attacking RB, full of pace but never one to give up on the defensive attributes either, mind. i guess we’ve traced back through our childhoods to find the root of our disagreements. well done 🙂


  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Feb 9, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #34

    Feels like a counselling session where we’ve reached a breakthrough. For any snide/childish or insulting remarks I may have made I do apologise, sometimes I can be quite heavy handed and dismissive. After all this is a forum for like-minded people, in the sense that we all support Newcastle and all want this club to get back to its rightful place. We are all agreed on the destination but may differ on the way we get there.

    See ya mate!

  • Scottishtoon95

    Feb 9, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #35

    you seriously expect simpson to deal with bale on his own, parker and modric arent the biggest threats.

  • Jonny

    Feb 9, 2012 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #36

    @34 No i think Obertan will start and we will play a 4-4-2 but at the top of my post, i said if HBA starts i think that should be there formation and Jonas will cover for bale. And Modric imo is their biggest threat!

  • woodsee

    Feb 9, 2012 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #37

    Ahh but Sunderland,in a brummie accent,we are far richa than yaw

  • woodsee

    Feb 9, 2012 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #38

    Harry Enfield show if anyones scratchin there heeds

  • Level 7 Hero

    Feb 9, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #39

    That’s a canny good amount of revenue considering we’re not in Europe. Wonder if we’re the highest club in the list who doesn’t lay in a European competition.

  • AndyMac

    Feb 9, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #40

    Why is it that half the responses in an average thread have nothing to do with the topic at all ?? Is it something to do with ADHD ?

    As for NUFC’s turnover plummetting to 25th dont let me hear those whingeing “We cant compete” muppets spewing out their usual apologist crap.

    We are a big club, we can support crowds of 50k on average but we have two muppets in charge who cannot see the bigger picture.

    The Far East, Africa and US are all vast untapped markets for this club probably because the Fatman’s business empire (or his vision) doesnt stretch that far. If we were really switched on then NUFC TV plus Asia and US operations would help swell that pitiful £73m to nearer the Spuds at least !


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