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Attendance at matches in the US, China and India are starting to rival traditional football nations


In this analysis, the Football Benchmark team of KPMG Sport Practice focuses on the attendances of some of the fastest football markets globally - the US, China and India - and compares them to the "big five" European leagues.

UEFA Champions League - a closed shop?


As the group stages of this year’s competition draws to a close, KPMG Football Benchmark Team has looked at the evolution of the UEFA Champions League (“UCL”) in terms of the various nations represented in what is the pinnacle of European club football.




Almost a quarter of total commercial income in Europe’s top football leagues is centred around only five clubs


According to UEFA, the 696 football clubs competing in the top divisions of the 54 UEFA member associations generated EUR 15.9 billion revenue in the 2013/14 season. In the five years since 2008/09 revenue has grown by 36%.

How much do football clubs spend in wages to avoid relegation? 


With the financial rewards for remaining in the top European football divisions continue to grow, KPMG’s Football Benchmark Team investigated the total staff costs spent by football clubs who finished one place above relegation zone in four of the five major European leagues. 


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


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.


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