Average growth of football revenue in the last 10 years is €983 million per year.

We wrote that football as an industry grew 80% in the last 10 years, and when you split that into numbers you get enormous sums of money.

Overall football revenue grew the least in 2011 when growth was “just” €412 million. In 2010, 2015, 2016 and 2017 football industry grew more than a €1 billion per year. Now we expect that UEFA publish data for 2019. In the year behind us growth exceeded €1 billion, we are just waiting for the confirmation of that.

Revenue generated by transfers increased for a mind-blowing €3.5 billion and that’s the number you need to add to this mathematics. Transfer revenue doesn’t add up to total revenue in football clubs’ books, so that’s not even the part of gigantic €983 million per year growth.

Biggest revenue growth came from broadcasting (€4.2 billion), followed by growth of 1.5 billion in UEFA prize money. Sponsorships rose for €2.7 billion, and game receipts and other income rose for approximately €1 billion.

And what’s the sum when we add up all of this? Not including transfer money football revenue increased for a €9.4 billion in last 10 years!


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