Ranking: Which club made the biggest operating profit in a Covid impacted year?

11 June 2021

RCD Mallorca
Photo: Alamy RCD Mallorca are back in LaLiga after only a year in the second tier. The club also top the ranking of biggest operating profit in European football.

Last season proved to be the ultimate test to the robustness of European clubs' finances. Who managed to adapt operations, and who did not?

140 clubs recorded a combined operating loss of €4.7 billion in 2020, up 80 per cent from the year prior.

Joseph Mailil, analyst jm@offthepitch.com

For many of the clubs with the highest operating profits is a sentiment of overperformance on the pitch. Sheffield United surprisingly came ninth in the Premier League, while Getafe and Atalanta achieved success in Europe. Only 22 out of 140 clubs posted a profit.

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