Revenue from European football amounted to €29.5 billion in the 2021-22 season, up 7% from the previous season, according to a report released by the research firm on Thursday. Deloitte.
This increase is explained by ticketing and commercial revenue after the lifting of restrictions linked to the Covid-19 pandemic, explains Deloitte in its annual report.
“These figures show that European football has emerged with resilience from the most difficult period in its history,” said Tim Bridge, head of Sports Business at Deloitte.
The championships of England, Germany, Italy, Spain and France even recorded a 10% increase over this period, reaching 17.2 billion euros and exceeding the level before the pandemic. which was 17 billion (2018-2019).
However, in these five biggest championships on the continent, wage costs increased by 15% compared to 2018-19 to reach 12.3 billion euros in 2021-22, the study specifies.
The English Premier League remains the championship generating the most revenue with 6.4 billion euros in 2021-22 (+12% over one year), followed by the Spanish Liga with 3.3 billion and an increase of 5% compared to compared to the previous season.