Financial report: Premier League promotion couldn't save Fulham from making a loss

23 March 2020

Fulham
Photo: PA Images Despite a massive increase in turnover from getting promoted to the English top flight, the club lost £20.2 million in the 2018/19 season.

Despite a massive increase in turnover from getting promoted to the English top flight, the club lost £20.2 million in the 2018/19 season.

The loss was mainly caused by significant player investment, which, nevertheless, failed to keep the club in English football's promised land.

If financial sustainability is the goal, Fulham now have two options: either cut costs considerably or gain re-entry into the Premier League.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Being promoted to the Premier League was not enough to save Fulham from recording a loss for the 2018/19 season, the club's just-published financial report has revealed.

In a bid to establish themselves as top-flight regulars, the club spent a whopping £120.1 million on player registrations, but the season still ended miserably: in 19th place, with a ticket straight back to the Championship, having gone through no less than three managers in just one year.

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