Premier league football clubs revenue in England 2014/15-2019/20, by stream

The majority of Premier League revenue is generated through broadcasting fees, bringing in roughly 2.84 billion British pounds during the 2917/18 season. The remainder is generated through commercial and sponsorship deals with approximately 1.3 billion, followed by matchday revenue with 670 million British pounds.


One of the most popular clubs is Manchester United. The brand value of the team is estimated at 1.9 million U.S. dollars in 2018 by Brand Finance. Forbes ascribes the team a total value of almost 4.12 billion U.S. dollars. In 2017, Manchester United generated more than 750 million U.S. dollars in revenue and with an average attendance of more than 75 thousand exceeded the league average attendance by almost 30 thousand.

Highers transfers

Over the last decade, the total transfer fees of clubs in the Premier League have more than quadrupled. In 2018 they amounted to approximately 2.1 billion euros. The majority of revenue comes from broadcasting, which generated close to 3 billion euros during the 2018/19 season. Match-day revenues accounted for roughly 1.38 billion euros.

Premier league football clubs revenue in England (UK) from 2014/15 to 2019/20, by revenue stream*

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Release date

June 2019


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2014/15 to 2017/18

Supplementary notes

* 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.

** Commercial revenue is not disaggregated into ‘sponsorship’ and ‘other commercial’ for clubs in England.

*** Forecast.

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