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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29 comments so far

  • yo-yo

    Jan 24, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #1

    If we can get in the wealth top 20 then its about time we won something

  • John Tudor

    Jan 24, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #2

    There are no comments yet ..about blunderland being 999th. please kick things off by filling out the form below.

  • Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner)

    Jan 24, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #3

    We’re bottom of the league!!! ASHLEY OUT!!!


  • JDdubai

    Jan 24, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #4

    And still we pissed about over a million for Debuchy in the summer……

  • archaeomag

    Jan 24, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #5

    That’s a lot of W@nga
    Imagine the interest on £93mil @ 4248%APR

  • yo-yo

    Jan 24, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #6

    We’re not a Pompey or Leeds Utd and we have to be grateful MA hasn’t been a total waster like the Shepherds and has got us on a sound footing – now let’s win something !!


  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 24, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #7

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 24, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #8

    This is good news but it shows how far ahead the very top clubs are.

  • lordy_geordie

    Jan 24, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #9

    man urd income. 230m? Tht means they should be 7th… no? lol

  • Markaccus

    Jan 24, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #10

    TADS, he’s also been saying ‘all the french players at nufc will help me integrate’. Looks pretty good on the sissoko front.

  • John Tudor

    Jan 24, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #11

    back on silly names how about jimmy rimmer and grahame bott the connotations are unreal

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 24, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #12

    TS…okay we can continue here 🙂

    …De Gea has potential (but he is not ready). At the moment I rate Lindegaard higher, cause he is much more calm and better for the shaky defense.

    Plus if SAF would only stick with him he’ll be first choice for the Danish National team very quickly (will only make him better)

  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 24, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #13


    classics haha

  • toon1707

    Jan 24, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #14

    93.3 million why don’t we go for Messi or ronaldo and blow the lot. In all seriousness I might not be an Ashley supporter but the club away from the pitch is in the best shape it has been in for a long time and at the minute he is getting us in a few players so keep up the good work

  • sirtoongospel

    Jan 24, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #15

    So we should be minimum 7th in the prem on a consistent basis. Time to move up the league Pards.

    Some fella on twitter says he just spoke to Colo and he stays till Summer for defo. Really hope that’s true and we see the real Colo.

    Also quotes on Sissoko suggest he is in the bag on a pre contract. But that can still change as an agreement with Toulouse and an interim contract can supersede that.

    I still think that if Colo stays we will get Sissoko now. Him stuck at his club but not playing is no good for anyone, including us as we need him fit when he comes.

    Does anyone think our business is finished or do you think Ashley is still shopping??

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    Jan 24, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #16

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 24, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #17

    Ibiza – No pressure no??? On this blog – pressure is an every day occurrence!

    Rotonda – I’ve not heard much about Thauvin to be honest. Bits and bobs but nothing that I would stick my neck out and post on here. I’m at valenciennes tomorrow for their game with Lyon and Saturday I’m off to work again with Sochaux (who play Montpellier) so will try and find out what I can about any possible business. Bastia play on Sunday this weekend – not sure I’m going to be able to get to it but as they play St. Ettienne, and a friend is in with the club – so at the very least will get him to do some digging for me!

    TADS – I’ve lost a lot of respect for Toulouse FC over how they have treated Moussa, he is a player who wears his heart on his sleeve, battles for everything and is one of the hardest working players in Ligue 1, you’d think that would carry some weight – but it seems not. Shame.

    Numba9 – Whilst i agree you are right, I think we l agree that he is new to this football club running thing – but is hopefully learning his lesson.

  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 24, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #18


    I agree lindergaard seems much calmer….which is good.

    Man utd are lucky that player like rio, vidic, evra…all don’t need calming. Obviously it helps if they have a calm keeper but I think they can get by with de gea.

    I’d have de gea first choice every week if I was them and I’d think he will grow into it by next season.

  • toonincheek

    Jan 24, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #19

    How many rich people do you know who are rich because – – they never spend much money.

    MA – only kidding. Read my name.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 24, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #20

    Sir toon
    Still think that sissoko will come this window plus a CF im a bit suprised (pleasntly like) about the amount of 1st team signings but also suprised at the lack of youth signings given the amount we releases maybe a futher clear out and proper investment in it in the summer??

  • achtoon

    Jan 24, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #21

    doesn’t matter what you’re revenue is, what matter is how much you have to spend to get that revenue. Chelsea spent £80m on players in the summer but won about £80m for CL. which is why they broken about even this year. if they hadn’t won the CL they would be showing another massive lose.

    Sure i just saw Collo walking up Monkseaton drive in Whitley pushing a pram. could be mistaken though. Isn’t he supposed to be going back to Argentina on International duty anyhow??

  • tooned in

    Jan 24, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #22

    This is all well and good but as they say in the business world it is all about the bottom line – Barcelona may bring in the most revenue but what are their costs? What is the impact of transfer fee’s (not included in these figures by the way)….. Revenue is nothing if you spend it all i would prefer to see how profitable these clubs are i am pretty sure Mancity spent all theirs on a couple of signings!!! and don’t get me started on Liverfools!!

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #23

    Interesting to see the figures on loss of revenue when we went in to the championship.

    We were discussing transfers under Ashley the other day and the famous argument of the AC money. From memory, there have been three windows where Ashley has “made money” on transfers. One was for about £2.5m and the other two around the £24m mark, given that one of them was from selling AC, the other being the relegation season where it seems we lost out on about £34m of revenue…picture starts to become a little clearer, no?

    Still wont remove the argument of fans wanting Ashley to put his own money in every year to fund new transfers, however, as a stand alone business it adds up…I think.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #24

    Ibiza…that’s why it would be fun to see what “those people” would say if Newcastle was bought by a Supporters Trust!

    …who will then fund the suggested transfers every year?

  • sticklebricks

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #25

    Guessing Man Utd is a typo and should be £330M

    Little surprised to see Liverpool so high up if I am honest.

    Man C is no doubt boosted by the dubious Etiad sponsorship deal…..

  • johnhoy

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #26

    NO ED- in the 96/97 season we were 5th

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #27

    Jesper…I really don’t know enough about outgoing costs at the club, but I do get the feeling many underestimate that aspect.

    As for a supporters trust I do struggle to see how that could ever work, I mean, just look at this blog as an example…it would be anarchy…probably make a good TV show mind 🙂

    Speaking of which, just about to finish season 4 of It’s always sunny in Philadelphia. Watched the first season of Workaholics, didn’t grab me, but will persevere.

  • oldbobaycliffe

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #28

    what amazes me is that liverpools income is twice what ours is. yet they have a smaller crowd and they are not in the champions league so they must have good sponsers.

  • toon kk

    Jan 24, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #29

    For being 20th richest its a shame our team is in a relegation battle, but let’s hope the new signings help us stay up & push on next season.


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