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FC Barcelona vs Manchester United - An Economic Snapshot

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April 16, 2019

Tonight’s Champions League match between FC Barcelona and Manchester United is a clash of two powerhouses on and off the pitch.


Both clubs are well established as two of football's biggest brands and this fact is evidenced by their ability to generate massive revenues on an annual basis. 

As the infographic below shows, both clubs have the ability to leverage highly lucrative commercial deals including their respective shirt and kit sponsorships. 

Another interesting point is that, contrary to various clubs in LaLiga and the Premier League, they are not solely reliant on broadcasting revenues. 


From a commercial standpoint both clubs are set to increase their revenues further in the coming seasons with new partnerships being signed at a global and regional level.


 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Both clubs have lucrative commercial deals in place meaning that they do not rely too heavily on broadcasting revenues. (32% for FC Barcelona and 35% for Manchester United) 

  • Future deals are set to increase their commercial revenues and broadcasting revenues will also increase, particularly for the club that progresses on to UCL semifinals this year 

  • Historical success have put both of these clubs in a strong financial position (690 M Euros of total revenue for FC Barcelona and 666 M Euros for Manchester United)

  • FC Barcelona have the highest wage bill in all of sports at 562 M Euros compared to Manchester United at 334 M Euros.

 

 

 

This article was written by Connor Eade of SBI's marketing team. For more information please contact us at info@sbibarcelona.com 

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