The European Champions Report 2019
The third annual edition of “The European Champions Report” reviews and compares some of the most relevant business performance indicators of the champions of Europe’s eight most prominent leagues in the 2017/18 season – FC Barcelona, FC Bayern München, FC Porto, Galatasaray SK, Juventus FC, Manchester City FC, Paris Saint-Germain FC and PSV Eindhoven.
The report reveals, among others, that while staff costs increased, six out of the eight clubs also grew their operating revenues, driven primarily by expanding commercial activities. We also see, that football is undergoing an important phase of change from a business point of view. Top clubs are moving towards an entertainment company model, transforming football organisations into real global brands, capable of attracting audiences from all over the world.