Newcastle United have returned to the top 20 clubs of the Deloitte’s Football Money League, based on each club’s revenues for the last financial year.
The report shows that we made £178.5M for last season 2017-2018 in revenues – our first back in the Premier League after we were relegated.
It is the highest revenue figure ever achieved by Newcastle by over £50M.
We are in 19th place in the league, and Real Madrid are again at the top with £665M, followed by Barcelona with £612M and Manchester United with (only) £590M.
These figures show how Newcastle have increased our total revenues since the disastrous relegation season of 2015-2016 when they were £125.8M – at that time they were the highest revenues in our history.
Mike Ashley – Newcastle’s frugal owner
Newcastle’s high revenues are due to the increase in TV revenues from the Premier League: we received over £123M from the PL for finishing in 10th place last season.
Sam Boor, Senior Manager of the Sports Business Group at Deloitte, has said the following:
“The substantial presence of Premier League clubs continues to be felt in this year’s Deloitte Football Money League.”
“However, with the Premier League’s tender for the next cycle of domestic rights from 2019/20 complete and sale of overseas rights nearing conclusion, it is clear that Premier League clubs will be unable to rely on explosive growth in broadcast distributions as a source of future growth, as has been the case in recent years.”
“As a result, we expect an even greater emphasis among these clubs on generating their own growth in the coming season, and in particular the optimization of commercial revenue, which has been a key area for differentiating growth across most of Europe’s leading clubs in recent years.”
Somebody from the club will have to explain why Ashley keeps refusing to back Rafa financially in the transfer market with Newcastle being the 19th richest club in the world.
If we get a new owner and can keep Rafa Benitez at the club that revenue can increase massively – mainly in the commercial revenue area.
It’s a sad business with Mike Ashley.