Premier League profitability ranking: EBITDA fell by more than €800 million in 2019/20

13 August 2021

Spurs
Photo: Alamy Tottenham are on top in the EBITDA-margin ranking based on 2019/20 accounts for all Premier League clubs.

The Premier League is back yet again for the 2021/22 season and the new campaign should mark the beginning of the end of modern football’s biggest crisis. Will this be the season clubs begin to recover from the pandemic?

Now that all Premier League clubs from the 2019/20 season have published their accounts, we are able to measure the impact the pandemic left on the richest league in the world.

Who managed to preserve a positive EBITDA relative to extreme liquidity shortages?

Joseph Mailil, analyst jm@offthepitch.com

Over the past ten years Premier League clubs have slowly but surely taken steps towards becoming more profitable. However an inspection of the EBITDA results reveals a substantial decline of 73 per cent in 2019/20, from €1.15 billion to €312 million, the lowest total since a major upswing in TV rights values in 2013/14.

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