the championship has practically returned to its pre-Covid recipes
La Liga’s annual report argues that La Liga clubs have virtually returned to pre-Covid revenue….
La Liga’s annual report argues that La Liga clubs have virtually returned to pre-Covid revenue.
Spanish professional football has practically returned to the 2021/22 season with its income prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the annual report presented Thursday by LaLiga.
With 4.838 billion euros in revenue collected last season, the 42 clubs of the first and second Spanish divisions “have almost returned to pre-pandemic revenue figureswrites LaLiga.
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This operating income does not cover all the expenses, but with 140.1 million euros in losses, “Spanish clubs have recorded the lowest aggregate losses among the five major leagues (Germany, England, Spain, France and Italy, editor’s note) demonstrating the success and robustness of a model based on financial sustainability“, Welcomes the Spanish professional league in a press release.
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In terms of revenue, the amount generated in 2021/22 is a clear increase of 22.6% compared to that of the previous season, which had suffered greatly from the repercussions of Covid-19. Under the impact of confinements, revenues had then plunged below 4 billion euros.
The main income comes from television broadcasting rights (approximately 1.7 billion euros). But the difference with the previous season was essentially made with the return of the public to the stadiums (so-called ‘match day’ revenues jumped from one season to another by 123% to settle at 884 million euros). euros).
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On the other hand, revenues related to player transfers fell by 25.8%, to 402 million euros. With these receipts, LaLiga ranks second among the major European leagues behind the Premier League.
As for the expenditure of the Spanish clubs, they amounted to 4.978 billion euros, including 2.3 billion devoted to the salaries of players and club staff. For comparison, the Spanish League recalls that its losses are lower than those recorded over the same period in Germany (205 million euros), France (601 million euros) or England (1 billion euros) .