Newcastle United The 19th Richest Club In The World


We still haven’t seen the Newcastle business results from the club for the last financial year through June 30th last year, and while we estimated the revenues would come in at £135M – they are £129.7M – so that’s close – and that puts Newcastle as the 19th richest club in the world, based on revenue, in Deloitte’s latest list of the top clubs in the world based on revenue – called the Money League.

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Mike Ashley – Newcastle owner

The highest we have ever been is in 13th position when Freddy Shepherd was Chairman of Newcastle.

And Newcastle are one of three clubs who have entered the top 20 this time – the other two being Everton and Napoli.

We expect the revenues and the profits to be the biggest ever for Newcastle for the last financial year (2013-2014), and it’s based on the first year of the new three year TV deal from the Premier League, when Newcastle received something like £35M extra from the Premier League for last season compared to the season before.

Newcastle are one of eight Premier League clubs to make the top 20 and one of 14 PL clubs in the top 30.

Deloitte now believes Newcastle can remain in the top 20 of the Money League in the future, based on the Premier League income, which basically means each club gets around £2M for each place in the Premier League, and it’s anywhere from £60M to £100 for the next two years, and could be even more in the future. 🙁

This 18th edition of the report has just been released by Deloitte’s Sports Business Group in Manchester, and our revenue increased by a massive 35%.

And that revenue is without Newcastle being in Europe or having long runs in the League or FA Cups (they are nearly always short runs – like we are eliminated in the first round we compete in.

It’s based on Newcastle finishing 10th last season in the Premier League, when we got around £79.5M from the Premier League last May.

Match day revenues are not what they used to be in terms of the percentage of overall revenue, and it even decreased by 7% last year to £25.9M – so those saying stay away from the games in protest – it will not hot the Newcatsel financial results much – we get over three times the revenue from the PL, than we get from gate receipts.

The decreases in gate receipts was because of fewer home matches since the season before we had been in the Europa League – but we had also finished in 16th place in the Premier League on the old TV deal and received around £45M in PL revenues.

The Wonga deal is not popular with Newcastle fans, but it did help us to increase our  commercial revenue by 50% to £25.6M during the first year of our shirt sponsorship agreement with Wonga.

Commercial revenue has been a weakness of Newcastle’s in the last few years in their financial numbers,  and is nowhere near that of the top clubs in England.

Derek LLambias had said before he left Newcastle that the Wonga deal was the best one ever in terms of revenue for Newcastle, and Deloitte feels that Newcastle are commercially in the strongest position in their history.

That should also be true of both revenue and profits.

The full top 20 is as follows and the numbers are in £ sterling – the number in brackets are the previous year’s revenues.

1    Real Madrid          459.5    (444.7) 
2    Man United           433.2    (363.2) 
3    Bayern Munich        407.7    (369.6) 
4    Barcelona            405.2    (413.6) 
5    PSG                  396.5    (341.8)
6    Man City             346.5    (271.0) 
7    Chelsea              324.4    (260.0)
8    Arsenal              300.5    (243.6) 
9    Liverpool            255.8    (206.2)
10   Juventus             233.6    (233.5) 
11   Borussia Dortmund    218.7    (219.6) 
12   Milan                208.8    (225.8) 
13   Tottenham            180.5    (147.4) 
14   Schalke 04           178.9    (169.9) 
15   Atletico Madrid      142.1    (102.8) 
16   Napoli               137.8    (99.8)  - new
17   Inter-Milan          137.1    (141.0)
18   Galatasaray          135.4    (134.6)
19   Newcastle            129.7    (95.9)  - new
20   Everton              120.5    (86.4)  - new

Sunderland are 27th in the Deloitte list with a revenue of £95.7M.

And because we don’t see any increased costs in the last financial year over the previous one, and Newcastle made £9.9M profits in 2012-2013 – we think the increased revenue will flow to the bottom line.

That means we could see profits being around £40M for the last financial year.

As we’ve been saying it will be the best revenue and profits ever for Newcastle United, and will continue, so talk about there being no money available for transfers is not accurate.

It’s because we don’t want to spend the money – or some other reason.

If Mike Ashley would only agree to pour the profits back into the club, we could again become a top team in the Premier League.

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45 comments so far

  • spitfire_

    Jan 22, 2015 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #1

    We just can’t compete, folks. A little understanding from you would be nice.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 22, 2015 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #2
  • sticklebricks

    Jan 22, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #3

    Ed, Sunderland cant be 27th.. Revenues of 95.7M would put them above Everton…?

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 22, 2015 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #4

    The Media may ignore the fact that, even though Germany, Italy and spain leagues produce some wealthy teams, ALL 20 current prem teams are in the top 40. Us being just inside the top 20 isn’t THAT spectacular, given that the poorest Prem club can only be a MAXIMUM of 21 places behind. The Makems are in the top 30 somewhere.

    There is no money in the other leagues, bar the super-clubs like Barca et.c, so really this list is not HUGELY representative of fanancial success.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 22, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #5

    When Newcastle releases the numbers I bet he will do break down of it!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 22, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #6

    Who the hell is this bloke, according to talksport.

    Former Real Madrid manager Bernd Schuster has emerged as a shock target for Newcastle – with talks set to take place on Thursday.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 22, 2015 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #7

    Sticklebricks

    Everton got 120.5

    Thats more than the Makems. The bracketed one is last years figure.

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  • lesh

    Jan 22, 2015 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #8

    Can’t see Southampton, QPR, Swansea, Leicester among the ‘big’ clubs that’ve spent money of late and we can’t compete with.

    Maybe Delloites have got their sums wrong?

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  • firebug666

    Jan 22, 2015 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #9

    Bernd Schuster
    Football manager
    Bernhard “Bernd” Schuster is a German football manager most recently in charge of Spanish La Liga side Málaga and a former player. His contract with Málaga CF was terminated in May 2014 leaving him a free agent. His nickname is “der Blonde Engel”. Wikipedia
    Born: December 22, 1959 (age 55), Augsburg, Germany
    Height: 1.81 m
    Weight: 75 kg
    Spouse: Gaby Schuster (m. 1979–2011)
    Position: Midfielder

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  • bosamuelson

    Jan 22, 2015 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #10

    Jail for Ashley: well we know the reason Ashley is here…business and marketing. We won’t get away from that…just not going to happen.

    So the better Newcastle are doing the better his advertising is. He is just doing it without spending his own money and making Newcastle a sustainable business.

    We will get there….eventually

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 22, 2015 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #11

    Mark…TV revenue!

    …the Germans are much better at maximizing gate revenue and merchandise (not to mention advertisement)

    We have a latent potential on both merch and adver. Spurs seems to get it – the Fat one just can’t be added for some reason (maybe he just doesn’t get it – some are just slow that way)

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 22, 2015 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #12

    “The club endured a mixed season teetering on the brink of relegation for the majority of the campaign before reaching the League Cup final, where they were defeated by Manchester City, and finishing 14th in the Premier League.”

    I am confused by this bit????????

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  • lesh

    Jan 22, 2015 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #13

    Welshie boy

    Berndt Schuster

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 22, 2015 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #14

    Jesper

    Yeah missed that important detail 😀

    However, it still ptives my point that it is easier to make money from the EPL than elswhere.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 22, 2015 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #15

    Proves*

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 22, 2015 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #16

    Well is he any good or not.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 22, 2015 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #17

    All bollox

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 22, 2015 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #18

    I once went to hospital with a Berndt Schuster

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 22, 2015 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #19

    Lesh…that’s because they spend the money they make and then some…

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 22, 2015 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #20

    Mark…true

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 22, 2015 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #21

    *added = arsed

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 22, 2015 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #22

    i take it that he’s crap then

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  • firebug666

    Jan 22, 2015 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #23

    welshgeordie9

    He was manager of Real Madrid, and won the league with three games to spare.

    He has the ability to be good, but of late and with poorer teams not so good.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 22, 2015 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #24

    firebug…are we linked with Schuster now?

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  • firebug666

    Jan 22, 2015 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #25

    Fortuna Köln[edit]
    Schuster was the manager of Fortuna Köln between 1 July 1997 and 30 June 1998.[4]

    1. FC Köln[edit]
    Schuster was manager of 1. FC Köln from 1 July 1998 to 30 June 1999.[5] Schuster was unable to get the club promoted. In 2000, he applied for the manager job at Scottish club Dundee FC, but the Dundee chairman rejected his application.

    Xerez CD[edit]
    Schuster became manager of Xerez CD on 26 June 2001.[6] Schuster managed the team successfully for two seasons. The second and third best seasons in the history of the club. However, he could not get the club promoted to La Liga.

    Shakhtar Donetsk[edit]
    In June 2003, he accepted a deal to coach Shakhtar Donetsk starting on 1 July 2003.[7] Shuster established a club record number of consecutive victories. However, the team did not win the championship and did not reach the final round of the Champions League with a match against Lokomotiv Moscow. Schuster was sacked on 5 May 2004,[8] one week before his team played and won the Ukrainian Cup final in 2004.

    Levante[edit]
    He went back to Spain in summer 2004 to coach Levante UD.[9] Schuster was sacked on 1 May 2005.[10] The sacking came with a 5-point advantage over the relegation zone with five matches remaining. However, Levante could not win a game and fell to the Segunda División again.

    Getafe[edit]
    Schuster went to Getafe CF in the summer of 2005.[11] Schuster led them to their best season in team history under his guidance. Schuster coached Getafe in their second successful season and the team did even better, seventh in La Liga. Getafe have also secured entry to the 2007–08 UEFA Cup as a result of reaching the final of the Copa del Rey after overcoming a 5–2 first leg defeat against Barcelona, beating them 4–0 in the second leg.

    Real Madrid[edit]

    Real Madrid players celebrating their win in the Spanish Supercopa in the 2007–08 season
    Schuster was appointed manager of Real Madrid on 9 July 2007.[12] He was required to buy-out his existing contract with Getafe for €480,000, which he paid for out of his own pocket. As manager, he made a successful start with Real Madrid, taking them to top of the La Liga standings. Attacking football returned again to the Santiago Bernabéu stadium with Madrid having the strongest offence, not beaten at home from the start of the league and defeating their arch rival Barcelona at their home ground Camp Nou, increasing their lead to seven points between them and second place (Barcelona).

    The team qualified to the second round of the UEFA Champions League leading their group which contained Olympiacos, Werder Bremen and S.S. Lazio. He improved Real Madrid’s style of play, switching from the unattractive defensive football during the reign of Fabio Capello to fast paced, attacking football.[neutrality is disputed] After losing 2–1 to AS Roma in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League which meant the elimination of Real Madrid, many doubted that Schuster would continue to be Madrid’s coach, but the club denied the allegations. On 4 May 2008, Schuster guided Real Madrid to their 31st title with three games to spare.[13]

    On 18 May 2008, Schuster’s Real Madrid achieved the highest point total (85 points) a record that was set by rivals Barcelona. He went on to win the 2008 Spanish Super Cup.[14] Although enjoying a successful season with Madrid, Schuster had frequent confrontations with the media. Sometimes refusing to answer questions, making controversial or sarcastic statements and walking out of press conferences.[15][16] On 9 December 2008, Schuster stepped down[17] as manager after a 4–3 defeat to Sevilla FC, and speaking out publicly about his team standing no chance of beating Barcelona (Coached by Pep Guardiola at the time) in the El Clásico derby match.[18] He was replaced by Juande Ramos.

    Be?ikta?[edit]
    On 10 June 2010, Turkish club Be?ikta? announced that Schuster had agreed to become the club’s new manager on a two-year contract.[19] Among his first signings for the club were Portuguese winger Ricardo Quaresma, Roberto Hilbert and former Real midfielder Guti, who was coached by Schuster at Madrid. Later he bolstered the squad with three additional Portuguese stars Simão Sabrosa, Hugo Almeida and Manuel Fernandes. Schuster resigned on 15 March 2011 from Be?ikta? after the bad results, having frequent confrontations with the media, making controversial statements and walking out of press conferences.[20] He was criticised by the Turkish media for trying to implement a reckless attacking style of play.[citation needed]

    Málaga[edit]
    Schuster became head coach at Málaga on 12 June 2013.[21] In May 2014 his contract was terminated after he failed to achieve a top-half position in the league.[22]

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 22, 2015 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #26

    I would later have a manager on the rise than someone who has already topped!

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 22, 2015 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #27

    I think that, if they changed the table to disregard the TV deals and just based it on the out and out running of the club. (Like Jesper says the germans are better at maximising gates, merchandising et.c) then i think we would see a very different outcome, based on a clubs self-sufficiency.

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  • firebug666

    Jan 22, 2015 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #28

    jesper

    Yep according to Welshie

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 22, 2015 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #29

    firebug666

    Well that fills me up with no confidence whatsoever then, oh dear oh dear.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 22, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #30

    Bosamuleson,
    Where will we get exactly, what do you know that we don’t. They have just announced there was absolutely no plans to replace Pardew what so ever, they are happy to plod along mud table for the rest of his time here.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 22, 2015 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #31

    It’s on newcastlenewsnow, how reliable is talksport.

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  • lesh

    Jan 22, 2015 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #32

    jesperfuglsang

    You can’t be suggesting that we don’t spend when we need to?

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 22, 2015 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #33

    Former Real Madrid manager Bernd Schuster has emerged as a shock target for Newcastle – with talks set to take place on Thursday.

    The German, who recently managed La Liga side Malaga, is being eyed by the Magpies as the man to replace Alan Pardew at St James’ Park.

    talkSPORT understands talks have already taken place about which staff members the ex-Barcelona star would like to keep at the north east club.

    Newcastle are keen to keep hold of caretaker manager John Carver, along with backroom staff Steve Stone and Peter Beardsley.

    Sources close to Schuster have confirmed to talkSPORT the 55-year-old will have further talks on Thursday about a possible move.

    The attacking midfielder is currently out of work, after leaving Malaga in May 2014.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 22, 2015 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #34

    Let the fun begin.

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  • lesh

    Jan 22, 2015 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #35

    Markaccus….. You went to hospital with Schuster eh?

    Well, it makes a change from being taken to the pictures I suppose. Did you go on anywhere afterwards?

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  • ToonMatt

    Jan 22, 2015 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #36

    Mike would like to thank the 52,000 of his supporters who turn up every week to make him even more richer.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 22, 2015 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #37

    schuster would be interesting but again why is he forced to work with muppets. why do nufc want to keep carver, stone and woodman who are simply not good enough.

    i like the supposed targets for head coach but why force them into an intolerable compromise, just get rid of the 3 stooges.

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  • firebug666

    Jan 22, 2015 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #38

    Rotonda

    Newcastle do not want to pay the compensation mate it’s as simple as that.

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  • TheDrewid

    Jan 22, 2015 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #39

    Schuster was a really tasty AM in his day and had a glittering club career. However, he was, and apparently still is, a bit of a worky ticket. Not sure his presence is what is needed at this point in time.

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  • 70TWO

    Jan 22, 2015 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #40

    Markaccus@18 the new welshgeordie9? Ta!Daa!

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