By John Considine
Using the 2014 Deloitte's Football Money League (DFML) report, I previously posted on the relative importance of the broadcast revenue stream for the Top-20 clubs (here). For the Italian clubs, the broadcasting revenue stream tended to be the more important source of income. However, when it comes to the commercial revenue stream then it is the German clubs that are prominent. The proportion on revenue clubs in the DFML 2015 Top-20 receive from commercial, broadcast, and match-day is presented in the chart below.
Commercial income makes up almost 70% of the revenue for Paris Saint-Germain and 60% for Bayern Munich. It makes up almost 50% for Schalke 04, Manchester City, and Borussia Dortmund. One could say that these five clubs are three German clubs and two clubs with owners from oil-rich states.
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