La Liga: TV rights revenue received by football teams in Spain 2017-18

In 2017/2018, FC Barcelona topped the television rights ranking with approximately 154 million euros. Real Madrid ranked second, with its television right income amounting to 148 million euros during the same season. The Spanish men’s football league, La Liga, is a major event broadcast both in Spain and globally to reach all football fans around the world. Spanish football squads generate revenues from the broadcasting of their games, which traditionally hold the first positions of audience rankings in the Mediterranean country.

La Liga: a very popular phenomenon on television

The popularity of football in Spain can be seen in 2018, for example, when ten football game broadcasts made it into the annual audience list, partly owing to the FIFA World Cup that took place that year. In fact, football games occupied three of the ten most watched broadcasts in Spain in May 2019, with the Copa del Rey final between Valencia and Barcelona topping that particular list.

The Spanish Liga

The list of top ten scorers of the 2018/2019 season was led by FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, with 36 points. With a tie of 21 scores, Real Madrid’s Benzema and FC Barcelona’s Luis Suárez ranked second on the list. During the season, the most common result was 1-1, which was registered on 50 occasions. The scores 1-0 and 2-2 ranked second and third, with 41 and 38 occasions respectively.

Income from television rights in the Spanish football league (La Liga) in the 2017/2018 season, by team

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