Match of the Week Europa League: Financial head-to-head Real Sociedad v Napoli

28 October 2020

Real Sociedad
Photo: PA Images Real Sociedad face SSC Napoli in Europa League second round. This is the first time the two teams meet.

The unlikely LaLiga leaders from Real Sociedad welcome Serie A's current number two in a fixture which from a financial point of view has Napoli as the clear winners.

With a turnover of €216.6 million in the 2018/19 season, the Italians had total revenue almost three times that of Real Sociedad whose comparable figure stood at just €74.1 million.

Meanwhile, Real Sociedad's wage bill at €64 million in the same year was less than half that of Napoli's who paid players and staff a total of €135.1 million.

Emil Gjerding Nielson and Mads Meisner nielson@offthepitch.com