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Matchday attendances across the ‘big five’ European leagues shows some encouraging signs at the start of the 2015/16 season

13.10.2015

Whilst the European leagues take a short international match break, KPMG Sport Practice investigated how the top division in each of the ‘big five’ European leagues have been performing over the opening games of the new season in terms of matchday attendance levels.

 

How does the popularity of major football clubs compare with global fashion brands?

29.09.2015

Football is capable of producing prodigious emotions for the fans of a club. Fashion brands also stimulate abundant passion and a sense of belonging. Determining whether the popularity, brand awareness and emotion that a football club can generate can compare to a well-established fashion brand is impossible, but a review of social media statistics can provide a partial answer.

Are some of the largest European clubs approaching €1 billion in fixed assets?

16.09.2015

Based on publicly available financial statements for the 2013/14 season across the ‘big five’ European leagues, Manchester United FC is the club with the highest level of fixed assets. The club recorded fixed assets of just over EUR 750 million as properties (EUR 291 million), players’ registrations (EUR 255 million), and other fixed assets (EUR 206 million).

Champions League earnings: past and future winners

02.09.2015

In this article, KPMG Sports practice analyse the relationship between total staff costs incurred by clubs from the ‘big five’ leagues participating in the UCL and the revenues received from UEFA’s distribution system in the 2011/12-2013/14 period. 

Can FC Barcelona reach EUR 1 billion turnover by 2021?

04.08.2015

In June FC Barcelona won the UEFA Champions League after a 4-year hiatus and finished their exceptional season with a treble of trophies. However, the success of FC Barcelona is not limited to the football field as the club seems set on an upward trajectory in the financial sense as well.

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