Annual Review of Football Finance Roar Power



Today, Deloitte publish the 27th edition of the Deloitte Annual Review of Football Finance which is available for you to download.Whilst the structure of this year’s edition follows that which you have become accustomed to, the storyline throughout it has changed considerably. The phenomenal growth of the English Premier League, capped by the financial record breaking 2016/17 season, seems to have at last delivered a consistently profitable picture for top tier clubs. We hope that you will find our analysis useful and if you would like to discuss this year’s analysis, our predictions and the implications for your business in more detail, then please feel free to get in touch.


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The Report includes analysis of the business drivers and financial trends and prospects for clubs in some of the top leagues in European football and in the top four divisions of English football.We also feature our views and commentary regarding other aspects of the game including the development of clubs’ academies, the impact of multi-club ownership models, how clubs can develop their commercial revenue in the future and a look at the impact of some key trends in technology and media on the football business.

For those of you looking for even more information, the Deloitte Annual Review of Football Finance – Databook is available to purchase via

The 32 page Databook contains over 8,000 data items on various topics covered in the Report, prepared on the basis of our specialist and long-established methodologies.

Our website will also allow you to:

  • Enjoy our on-line features exploring this year’s key findings and industry insights, download the Report, and purchase the Databook; and
  • Discover more about the advisory, consulting and corporate finance services and experience of the Sports Business Group at Deloitte.

Over the last 25 years Deloitte has developed a unique focus on the business of sport and in that time our specialist Sports Business Group has advised leagues, federations and clubs from over 35 countries, including more than 50 governing bodies and over 15 International governing bodies. We offer a multi-disciplined expert service with dedicated people and skills capable of adding significant value to the business of sport.

Thanks once again to those members of the team who compiled this year’s Report and assisted in its collation. We hope you enjoy this edition.

Dan Jones,
Sports Business Group