Match of the Week Europa League: Financial head-to-head Benfica v Rangers FC

4 November 2020

Photo: PA Images Benfica face Rangers FC for the first time. Both clubs have had a perfect start of their Europa League campaign with two victories.

Though Benfica's turnover declined by €25.7 million last season to €140 million, the Portuguese club are still some way ahead of Rangers who last recorded turnover of €60.3 million in 2018/19.

Known for their academy, Benfica have recorded a pre-tax profit of at least €20 million every season the past five years - €41.7 million in 2019/20 – while Rangers have only recorded losses.

With wage spending a typical indicator of sporting strength, Rangers have some task on their hands having spent just €39.1 million in 2018/19 compared to Benfica's €85.7 million last season.

Emil Gjerding Nielson and Mads Meisner