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Annual Review of Football Finance 2017

Ahead of the curve

The 26th edition of our publication returns to two familiar themes – the continuation of relentless revenue growth across Europe’s major leagues, in particular the Premier League, and the commitment of this money to spending on players via transfer fees and wages, again led by English clubs.

However, the 2015/16 season will be forever remembered for Leicester City’s remarkable Premier League title triumph, despite being ranked 15th by wage costs, demonstrating that there are other factors beyond wage spend which contribute to clubs’ on-pitch performance.

About the report

The full Report is once again available to download for free from the link opposite. We hope that you find it both interesting and useful. If you would like to discuss this year's analysis and predictions and their implications for your business in more detail, please feel free to get in touch.

The Report includes analysis of the business drivers and financial trends and prospects for clubs in some of the top leagues in European football and in the top four divisions of English football, with a particular focus on Premier League and Championship clubs. It also features commentary on emerging trends impacting the football industry including eSports, new digital viewing platforms, the adoption of financial fair play regulations and an update on China’s impact on the football industry.

We also have a preview of our Football Intelligence Tool, a digital service for use with clients to benchmark European football clubs across a range of business and market metrics, which is in use by a number of Premier League clubs and continues to generate great interest both in the UK and further afield.

Want more?

In addition, the Deloitte Annual Review of Football Finance - Databook is available to purchase via the Deloitte Store. The 32 page Databook contains over 8,000 data items on various topics covered in the Report, prepared on the basis of our specialist and long-established methodologies. It is the most comprehensive source of football finance data currently available.

Previous editions of the report are also available on Deloitte Store.

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