European football recovers its level of income prior to the pandemic, and even exceeds it, thus consolidating growth of 10.3% during the 21/22 season and reaching €17.2 billionaccording to Deloitte’s ‘Annual Review of Football Finance 2023’ report.
A study that places LALIGA as the second competition on the continent in terms of turnover after the Premier League, which once again leads the ranking by monetary income in Europe with 6,442 million euros.
However, the organization led by Javier Tebas It achieves 3,277 million in revenue, thus increasing 11% compared to 20/21, and leads competitions such as the German Bundesliga, which reaches 3,100 million and a growth of 5%.
In addition, it also surpasses the Italian Serie A, which reaches 2.4 billion in revenue, despite being the only one that has experienced a 7% drop in revenue compared to last season. For its part, Ligue 1, the competition that hosts clubs like PSG, reflects an increase of 26% and 2,000 million euros thanks to its commercial agreements.
This same Deloitte report indicates that LALIGA will break billing records next season due to its new commercial agreements and television rights. In fact, it will be the competition in Europe with the highest growth projection in this area, since it will reach 3,400 million euros, 3% more than in 2022/23. A growth that is two points greater than the planned by the consultant for the Premier, to which it only awards 1%.
On the other hand, the rest of the competitions in Europe do not have such rosy estimates, since all the others, except the Spanish and English, are going to experience a setback in their income. The most affected will be the Italian Serie A, with a decrease of 6%, while the Bundesliga will have a drop of 3% and Ligue 1 in France by 2.4%.
The entry as title sponsor of EA Sports, which will report 30 million for each of the five seasons of the agreement with the video game company, as well as a game of television rights valued at around 1,800 million euros between the operators Movistar, DAZN and Mediaproconsolidate LALIGA’s revenue growth path.
The study also highlights LALIGA’s desire to make a leap in quality in terms of television broadcasts in order to “have greater control over the quality and narrative of the broadcasts” of the matches of the Spanish competition.