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Bavarian Financial Works: Bayern Munich keeping pace with Europe’s elite

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FC Bayern München Annual Meeting 2023 Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Deloitte recently published the revenue figures for European clubs, and The Athletic followed up with a deep dive into the numbers. Bayern Munich led all teams in commercial revenue at €419M during the 2022/23 season, no doubt a reflection of Bayern’s extensive efforts to monetize the American and Asian markets.

Bayern trailed Manchester City and Real Madrid by over €100M in broadcast revenue, while Barcelona and PSG set the pace on matchday revenue at €166M and €153M, respectively.

Deloitte added a visual summary of the overall revenue rankings (as captured by @iMiaSanMia).

The numbers are relatively similar to the 2021/22 campaign, but there are some key trends to acknowledge.

  • The Premier League has a clear advantage in broadcast revenue, while the other Top 5 leagues have two to four teams ranked in the Top 20.
  • Most clubs in the Top 20 of total revenue are up €50M-€100M from the prior year.
  • The total revenues of the Top 20 has jumped 14% over last season, and doubled in the past decade alone.
  • Bayern and Dortmund are the top two Bundesliga teams, but Eintracht Frankfurt is surprisingly third, ahead of Leipzig and Leverkusen.
  • Inter Milan (2010 was the last club to win the Champions League that is outside the top 10.

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