Broadcasting is the largest source of revenue for Chelsea FC. In 2020/2021, the club earned approximately 309 million euros from broadcasting, more than double than in 2010/2011. The second biggest revenue stream is the commercial stream. In 2020/2021 it amounted to 175.5 million euro.
The English Premier League generated the highest projected revenue among the “Big-Five” European leagues in 2020.
The English Premier League constitutes the highest level of professional football in England. It is considered to be the most-followed and best-known football league in the world. The Premier League in its current format, comprising 20 clubs, was formed in 1992, breaking away from the Football League, which was originally founded in 1888. Amongst the so-called “Big-Five” leagues in Europe, which include the top-tier football leagues of England, Spain, Italy, Germany and France, the Premier League generates the highest revenue with around 6.1 billion euros in projected revenue in the 2020/21 season.
Chelsea is the third highest paying football club in the English Premier League.
In 2019/2020 the average annual first team player salary in Chelsea was 4.77 million British pounds. The first-team players in Manchester United and Manchester City received an average of 6.13 and 6.99 million British pounds.
Chelsea FC revenue by stream from 2008/09 to 2020/21
(in million euros)
Matchday revenue is largely derived from gate receipts (including season tickets and memberships). Broadcast revenue includes revenue from both domestic and international competitions. Commercial revenue includes sponsorship and merchandising revenue.
Revenue excludes player transfer fees, VAT and other sales related taxes.
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Deloitte. (March 22, 2022). Chelsea FC revenue by stream from 2008/09 to 2020/21 (in million euros) [Graph]. In Statista. Retrieved May 23, 2022, from https://www.statista.com/statistics/251147/revenue-of-fc-chelsea-london-by-stream/
Deloitte. "Chelsea FC revenue by stream from 2008/09 to 2020/21 (in million euros)." Chart. March 22, 2022. Statista. Accessed May 23, 2022. https://www.statista.com/statistics/251147/revenue-of-fc-chelsea-london-by-stream/
Deloitte. (2022). Chelsea FC revenue by stream from 2008/09 to 2020/21 (in million euros). Statista. Statista Inc.. Accessed: May 23, 2022. https://www.statista.com/statistics/251147/revenue-of-fc-chelsea-london-by-stream/
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