Newcastle Now The 20th Richest Football Club

Newcastle Unite have once again cracked the top 20 list of football clubs based on revenue earned in a season, and Newcastle revenue for last season – 2011-2012 – was £93.3M, but that is still around £7M down on what it was back in the early 2000s – when Freddy Shepherd was still running the club, and we were in Europe almost every season under Bobby Robson.

mike ashley thinuibs up smiling

Mike Ashley – Newcastle owner

It’s also not the highest revenue under Mike Ashley because in 2007-2008 we had £99.4M in revenues – just beating last season’s total.

Deloitte produces these figures around this time of year every year for the previous season, and our revenue was a 5.4% increase on the previous year’s revenue figure of £88.4M.

Here’s how Newcastle revenues have been over the last few seasons.

newcastle revenues

You can see how the revenues were hit when we were in the Championship in 2009-2010 and this season’s revenues should be boosted by the Europa a League, but next season’s will probably drop because we will not be in the Europa league – but hope to be in the Premier League.

Newcastle are in 20th place in the revenue charts, and once again Real Madrid are the top club in terms of generating revenues.   The Spaniards had a 7% increase and hit £414.7M in revenues – over five times Newcastle’s figure.

Here are the top 20 clubs in revenue:

1. Real Madrid (ESP) £414.7M

2. Barcelona (ESP) £390.8M

3. Manchester United (ENG) £230.3M

4. Bayern Munich (GER) £298.1M

5. Chelsea (ENG) £261M

6. Arsenal (ENG) £234.9M

7. Manchester City (ENG) £231.1M

8. AC Milan (ITA) £207.9M

9. Liverpool (ENG) £188.7M

10. Juventus (ITA) £158.1M

11. Borussia Dortmund (GER) £153M

12. Inter Milan (ITA) £150.4M

13. Tottenham Hotspur (ENG) £144.2M

14. Schalke 04 (GER) £141.2M

15. Napoli (ITA) £120.1M

16. Marseille (FRA) £109.8M

17. Lyon (FRA) £106.7M

18. Hamburg (GER) £98M

19. Roma (ITA) £93.8M

20. Newcastle United (ENG) £93.3M

The highest we ever were in this “league” was back around 2004 – when we were in 13th place.

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