Premier League clubs report a record revenue of £4.5 billion

Apr 20, 2018


By Kate Brown

Premier League clubs reported a record revenue of £4.5 billion in the 2016–17 season. According to Deloitte, Premier League clubs also reported a record £500 million in pre-tax profit loss in the 2015-16 season. Additional Premier League 2016-17 numbers can be seen below:

  • Wage costs: £2.5 billion
  • Other operating costs: £1 billion
  • Operating profit: £1 billion
  • Net player trading costs: £400 million
  • Other costs: £100 million
  • All 20 clubs made an operating profit
  • 18 out of the 20 clubs made a pre-tax profit

A major factor in revenue growth is the Premier League’s three-year TV which came into effect in the 2016-17 season. Additionally, a record £5.3 billion was paid to the Premier League by Sky and BT for 2016-19 broadcast rights. The latest domestic rights auction for the 2019-22 cycle will bring in £4.464 billion for the leagues 20 clubs.


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