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Our sport publications

The Sports Business Group at Deloitte is the leading sports industry commentator. Each year, we publish industry leading commentaries, widely considered to be the source of reference for the sports business industry around the world.

20 years of insight and analysis

For over 20 years we have produced the Annual Review of Football Finance, providing analysis and insight on the recent developments within the world's most popular sport. Each year, our Deloitte Football Money League publication profiles the highest earning clubs around the world, and in the most contemporary and reliable analysis of clubs' relative financial performance.

In addition to these annual publications, we have extensive experience in conducting economic impact assessments of major sporting events, some have which been made publicly available. We are also regular contributors to a number of other Deloitte publications.

A selection of our most recent work can be found below.  

Annual Review of Football Finance

2016 marks the 25th edition of the publication, and with the Premier League set to embark on its 25th season, it seems natural to reflect on the unprecedented change and development in the game since we first published the Annual Review of Football Finance in 1992.

The incredible pace of revenue growth over this period is best encapsulated by the following statistic: By half-time of the second Premier League game that is televised domestically in 2016/17, more broadcast revenue will have been generated than by all the First Division matches combined 25 years ago.

Read more about the report and explore the data here.

Deloitte Football Money League

Welcome to the 20th edition of the Deloitte Football Money League in which we profile the highest revenue generating clubs in world football. Published just eight months after the end of the 2015/16 season, the Money League is the most contemporary and reliable analysis of the clubs’ relative financial performance.

Read more about the report and explore the data here.

Economic impact of British Racing

We have produced three studies into the Economic Impact of the British Horseracing industry for the governing body of racing. The reports are the definitive guides into the impact of the horseracing industry in terms of revenues and expenditure, employment, taxation generated, capital investment, media exposure, its relationship with the betting industry, etc.

Find out more about the reports produced here.

Player transfer activity analysis

We have produced financial analysis of clubs’ player transfer activity for every transfer window since 2003. View our most recent press releases below.

2014/15 Premier League spending over £950m

Premier League clubs set new record of £835m spend in transfer window

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