Aston Villa are 21st richest football club in the world in terms of amount of revenue generated.
That’s according to deloitte, a global finance and analysis firm who have the claret & blue ranked above a number of high profile teams in Napoli, Sevilla and Roma, as well as fellow Premier League clubs Leeds United and Newcastle United.
The research has combined revenue information from each club over the course of the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons and ranked them in a way to “provide a more holistic perspective across the last two completed football seasons and financial years.”
Villa’s generated revenue with all things taken into account sits at a whopping €207.3m across that time-frame. That’s more than fellow Premier League clubs Newcastle, Leeds and Southampton who all sit inside the top 30 and some of Europe’s most respected names in Napoli, Sevilla, Roma and Borussia Monchendgladbach.
Russian giants FC Zenit are the ones that keep Villa out of the top 20 but only just with a calculated figure of €212m whilst TEN Premier League teams make up the rest of the top dogs.
This is the 25th year that deloitte have been compiling this research and Manchester City topped the rankings for the first time thanks to a ridiculous calculated revenue of €644.9m.
Manchester United (5th), Liverpool (7th), Chelsea (8th), Tottenham Hotspur (10th), Arsenal (11th), Leicester City (15th), West Ham United (16th), Wolverhampton Wanderers (17th) and Everton (18th) all make up the top 20.
What the research also reveals is that due to the pandemic which saw fans barred from all stadiums up and down the country, clubs that were involved in this table lost out on over €2billion in revenue.
Over the course of the 2020/21 season, the top 20 in these rankings brought in an aggregate matchday revenue of €111m, the “lowest ever in Money League history,” whilst €4.5bn was taken in broadcast revenue, a €1.4bn increase on the previous year due to certain regulations being scrapped to allow for fans to still watch football during the pandemic.
With stadiums back at full capacity around the world, figures are expected to once again see a sharp rise when results for the 21/22 campaign are revealed.
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