22 October 2021 - 11:21 AM
Analysis: First 2021 financial reports released – what do they tell us?
- The 2020/21 season was the first season fully impacted by Covid, with the matches of most leagues being played entirely behind closed doors.
- Previous season’s financial reports already showed the initial shock of the pandemic, and it will be interesting to see how clubs have fared this season.
- Off The Pitch has analysed the newly-released financial statements of 18 European clubs to get an initial look at the most noteworthy tendencies.
- The clubs are from nine different countries, giving a broad view of the development all over Europe.
The Spanish giants FC Barcelona have just released their 2020/21 financial report, and people will be reading it with great interest, as the financial performance of the club has been one of the hottest topics in European football for some time now.
The 2020/21 season is of particular interest, having been the last in Catalonia - for now - for club legend Lionel Messi, as well as the first season fully impacted by Covid.
Seventeen other clubs from the
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