Premier League revenue analysis: Commercial income boosted but still heavily reliant on TV money 

23 April 2020

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Photo: PA Images Liverpool had the biggest growth in commercial income in the Premier League in 2018/19. The club signed nine new partnerships over the period meaning Liverpool's commercial income grew by £34 million.

While the prevailing coronavirus situation has put a temporary stop to the football season, most Premier League clubs can at least find comfort in last year's growth.

Financial reports for 2018/19 reveal that commercial income accounts for the highest relative growth, with broadcasting income showing the largest absolute increase.

Increased value of overseas broadcasting rights, along with a new allocation method, will further widen the financial gap between the Premier League clubs going forward. 

Revenue in decline for six clubs.

Mads Christian Fogt Jensen, analyst mj@offthepitch.com

At a time when all Premier League clubs are struggling, it might seem an awkward occasion to analyse their finances for 2018/19.

But to understand their financial positions before the coronavirus pandemic, and thus how the clubs will likely be positioned once it is finally over, it is important to look at and analyse the latest publicly available figures. Today we focus on developments in revenue.

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