Newcastle The 25th Richest Club In The World


Newcastle were the 25th richest club in the world over the financial year through last June 30th.



That’s based on revenues only, and the numbers are in Deloitte’s annual review of football clubs’ finances in their 2012 Football Money League.

Newcastle are in 25th place with £88M in revenue they brought in for the last financial year, and are only a couple of places above Sunderland.

Here are some interesting facts taken from the report – which is very wide ranging, and is here if you want to see some of the highlights  in PDF form,  or here for the full report in PDF form:

  • Newcastle’s revenues were £88M, which was an increase of 69% year over year – when we were in the Championship – and that was the 8th highest of all the Premier League clubs
  • Newcastle United were top of the league in terms of profitability – finishing the year more than £32M in the black, mainly due to the £35M we got up front for Andy Carroll from Liverpool
    There’s no doubt the club is being well run financially by Derek Llambias and owner Mike Ashley
  • Premier League clubs’ net debt in June of 2011 includes £1.5B of interest-free loans from club owners (in 2010 it was £1B), mostly relating to Chelsea (£819M), Newcastle United (£277M) and Fulham(£200M)
  • Sheikh Mansour’s reported equity investment into Manchester City in just four seasons has climbed to over £800M
  • Figures for the 2010/2011 financial year show Premier League clubs’ revenues increased by 12% to a grand total of £2.3B
  • Total wages across the Premier League rose by £201M – 14% – to a total o£ £1.6B
  • The Premier League wages/revenue ratio reached an all time high of 70% but Newcastle’s was about 50% – or somewhere around that figure
  • For the eighth consecutive season Chelsea (£191M) had the highest wages of any club in the Premier League, with Manchester City (£174M) next, followed by Manchester United (£153M)

Alan Switzer, the director in the sports business group at Deloitte, said wage control was very important:

“If the wages to revenue ratio is 70% or higher it’s very difficult to make an operating profit.” “In our view it is too high as a league and the clubs need to be edging back to the low 60s.”

“Every 1% that it drops should increase operating profits by £20M to £25M.”    “Chelsea and Manchester City are the clubs which have recorded the biggest losses so they are the two which have the most to do.”

“And to be fair to them, they have been pretty public about needing to take action,” “A significant number of clubs around Europe have some distance to travel on the road towards compliance.”

Newcastle are continuing to put their financial house in order and when the current financial year ends at the end of next month, Newcastle will be in an even better financial position.

Newcastle were much higher up the total revenue table  when Bobby Robson was managing the club,  and we had revenues of around £100M, fueled by our participation in the Champions League, and the highest we ever got was 13th position – unlucky for some.

We should see if we can get higher than that over the next few years.

Comments welcome.



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129 comments so far

  • seantoon

    May 31, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #1

    Who’s going to give me some odds? Lee Clark to norwich. He was assistant there before he went to Huddersfield

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  • graham cwarr

    May 31, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #2

    Im not all that bothered by this rich list but if we move up that can only be a good thing. Being the most profitable prem team is rather impressive too

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  • TimKrulFan

    May 31, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #3

    PARDREW RESIGNED WTF WTF !!!

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  • TimKrulFan

    May 31, 2012 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #4

    SSN HAVE CONFIRMED IT WTF WTF OMG CANT BELIEVE IT HUGHTON BACK PLEASE OMG

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  • graham cwarr

    May 31, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #5

    Best be a joke

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  • DevonMag

    May 31, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #6

    wind your neck in TimKrulFan, there’s nothing about this on Twitter, Sky Sports, BBC – what you playing at?

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  • TimKrulFan

    May 31, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #7

    made you panic now appreciate the lord pardrew

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  • graham cwarr

    May 31, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #8

    Unless its pardew re-signs. Contract extension.

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  • dmac

    May 31, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #9

    You are actually a proper numpty

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  • rivettCatcher

    May 31, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #10

    @TimKrulFan… if you are being a wind up merchant you are a very sad pathetic dole junkie who needs to get a life… a job and replace your palm for a girlfriend.

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  • graham cwarr

    May 31, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #11

    You assclown

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  • TimKrulFan

    May 31, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #12

    Rivettcatcher get a sense of humour you know nuthink bout my life so shhh

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  • graham cwarr

    May 31, 2012 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #13

    Timkrulfan you utter creep lol. Heart in mouth moment. Rather childish

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  • TimKrulFan

    May 31, 2012 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #14

    iam still a child !!!

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  • Graeme

    May 31, 2012 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #15

    It also removes the constant whinge in some quarters that MA is making meggabucks off the toon for himself – nothing could be further from the truth.

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  • graham cwarr

    May 31, 2012 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #16

    How old are you?

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  • TimKrulFan

    May 31, 2012 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #17

    17

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  • graham cwarr

    May 31, 2012 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #18

    You’re just a baby awww. Still please refrain from anything like this in the future. Older blog members will have been close to having coronaries.

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  • rivettCatcher

    May 31, 2012 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #19

    @Greame. MA has a 140M interest free loan on Newcastle’s balance sheet. If he could get 5% on that elsewhere, he’s technically loosing ~7M/yr in opportunity cost.

    He is ruthless, but if he sticks around for 5-10 years (assuming proper enforcement of UEFA fair play rules) it could be a golden age for us. Although, he could cut loose at any time.

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  • super magpie

    May 31, 2012 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #20

    Can’t believe Rodgers has left Swansea for the Bindippers, wouldn’t be surprised to see him sacked by Christmas and lambert to villa? Wasn’t it last week he said he wanted to stay at Norwich? I don’t understand why he would want to go to villa, they’re a club on the decline and MON left them in a mess which will take long to recover from. Hopefully he’ll do the same to the SMB 🙂

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  • jammylambo

    May 31, 2012 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #21

    im 22 and my heart just stopped there. that was worrying

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  • rivettCatcher

    May 31, 2012 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #22

    @TimKrulFan

    Sorry, I was a bit harsh there. Dodgey ticker of an old timer 😉

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  • FatmanJoe

    May 31, 2012 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #23

    I don’t get it either. Two clubs doing really well with talented players – leaving to go to clubs where the players are rubbish and have under performed for years.

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  • gonufc (up and Hatem)

    May 31, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #24

    @TimKrulFan – you’re not a child, you’re just a moron.

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  • TimKrulFan

    May 31, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #25

    gonufc I am a child for one more year. Iam not a moron just a little joke dont let it ruin your day

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  • Levi

    May 31, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #26

    can i just say douglas will be a newcastle player. im sure of it. just not to august

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  • TakingThePapiss

    May 31, 2012 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #27

    Wow even I’m younger than you TimKrulfan, and I can write words out in full…

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  • TakingThePapiss

    May 31, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #28

    I’m in shock that “PARDREW” has resigned… Thank god he hasn’t tried to say something along the lines of Guardiola getting the job… Imagine how that would have come out.

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  • TakingThePapiss

    May 31, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #29

    It’s people like you who give all the youths a bad name, you’re not a child; you’re a young adult and to add, a disgrace to society… Wouldn’t be surprised if you were a Mackem – yes I went there.

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  • SBergenwall

    May 31, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #30

    I heard a rumour that we are interested in Afellay, wouldn’t bet on it happening though..

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  • TakingThePapiss

    May 31, 2012 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #31

    Afellay’s wages must be high so I really doubt it would happen.

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  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    May 31, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #32

    Better name now 🙂

    Any news on the Debuchy front?
    And, do you think we will be making significant signings tomorrow?

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    May 31, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #33

    Wow….what an afternoon you lot are having.

    Gotta say my heart did stop for a brief sec when I read the SSN: Pardew Resigns…..but come on “takingthepapiss”….”disgrace to society” is a bit over the top, no?

    Beardo…if you’re still about….I’m back, you enjoying your holidays? 🙂

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    May 31, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #34

    Well it seems I’ve caused the same reaction as Beattie on here…..silence.

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  • super magpie

    May 31, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #35

    Ibiza

    Don’t worry, I’m still here 🙂

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    May 31, 2012 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #36

    Super Magpie is here to save the day!

    How’s tricks? Any “worthy” news today? Or perhaps a load of rubbish to make one chuckle?

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  • nufc90

    May 31, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #37

    lampard out the euros, henderson in… dear me

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  • rich_toonfan

    May 31, 2012 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #38

    Players we are linked with like johnson and affelay depend on if they are willing to take a wage cut to get regular football

    Of they aren’t we simply won’t pay 50,000 a week for them.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    May 31, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #39

    Nufc90….That’s definitely one of those “do you want the good news or the bad news first?” moments….

    Lampard Out 🙂
    Henderson In 🙁

    Probably being a bit harsh on Frank, but he does bug me somewhat

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    May 31, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #40

    Beardo…Nice of you to back Robbie’s bike ride. Did you not fancy the trip yourself or just too busy seeing in all of these transfers?

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