Watching Football games during free time is really exciting these days for me. Though, I haven’t played football much but rather watch a lot. So, I follow English premier league to understand the different aspects of football. Its very common these days in metro cities that youngsters are getting attracted toward not only watching football but also playing on the field. In India, still no body thinks football as a career seriously. In European and american countries, children are encouraged to take sports as a career and full fill their aspiration. Nevertheless, things are gradually changing in India too and hopefully we will win right to organize Club world cup in 2020. This would be a really inspirational for football fans. In Football, Money is one of the biggest driving factor for youngster. Money flows like water in club football these days. Spending money has never been an issue for any top clubs. According to Deloitte Money league report 2012, Real Madrid F.C is the top club in terms of revenue.
If you look at the above graph, One thing which strikes easily in your mind that 5 English clubs list in top 10 and Manchester United leads the EPL while Spanish clubs occupied 1-2 spot.
I will be focusing more on English clubs rather than others. To understand, how they generate huge revenue, look at the chart below which will give you idea about this.(Data Source-Deloitte Money league report 2012 )
The total revenue for English Clubs, including all tier , has surpassed to 3 billion GBP in 2012. 80% of this revenue is generated by top 20 English premier league teams.
In 2013, 669.4 Million GBP has been spent by Premier league clubs. Following graph presents distribution of this money for top 5 clubs.(Data Source-Deloitte Money league report 2012 )
Spurs spent most money to buy world class player by selling the world most costliest player, G Bale. But this didn’t work for them as their lackluster performance shown exit door to the full time manager ABV. Wise spending could have put them in to good position but it didn’t work for them.
Spending of Manchester city have been showing fruitful outcome as Negrado and Fernandinho boosted Manchester city title challenge.
Manchester United has became the biggest looser of all after spending 28.5 Million GBP to buy Fellaini from Everton. He is one of the biggest flop transfer of the season. At this point of time, The most important thing is to qualify for Next year champions league. Manchester United stands at 7th in EPL standing, 8 points adrift of current leader arsenal. If Manchester United fails to join top four and don’t win champions league then it will hurt their Balance sheet. Manchester United has always been in top 3 after new version of English Premier league started almost 20 years back.
Let’s talk in details about what if Manchester United fails to qualify for next year Champions League. UEFA gives 7.3 millions GBP for qualifying for the group stages matches. A win in each group stage match gives every team extra 850,000 GBP while a draw can heavy team’s pocket by 425,000 GBP. During 2011-2012 season, Manchester united fails to qualify for knockout round but still received almost 35 Million GBP from UEFA as a part of wining group stages and media rights.
David Moyes would be under heavy pressure to ensure than Manchester United never ever fails to qualify for Champions league if that happens then that would be the greatest disaster to Manchester United in terms of revenue.
During last ten years, English Football have seen a great rise in standard and commercial value. Many world class players have expressed their willingness to play in EPL and it remains the highly competitive among all European league. The teams are strangulating each other to reach with in top 4. During this season, Only 5 Points separates top 5 teams in EPL which is not in case in any top league in the world. Just few days before, The show was so close that just 2 points separated top 5 teams. Looking at the intensity of each match, It seems EPL will go to the last day of season to get a clear winner.
Chelsea F.C is my favorite club team. I try to watch each and every game of my team if i get time to do so. Chelsea is one of the most popular UEFA clubs in recent times. Based on UEFA coefficient, Chelsea stands at 4th position based on last 8 years results behind Real madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich. Though, Chelsea has been gone through many ups and down after José Mourinho quit the club in 2007. But team still managed to stands on its reputation among fans and critics both.
According to Deloitte Money league report 2012, Chelsea had a debt of almost 900 million GBP which is the most among EPL teams. The huge revenue year after year has lowered down this much of huge debt on the club. As Chelsea is the second most successful clubs after Manchester United in terms of revenue for last ten years.
There are few days remaining for starting of winter transfer window. Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal must be looking to get the best from this transfer window. Let’s hope things are too competitive as like these days in EPL which keeps players as well as fan intact. Hoping for the best about my club and keep watching this space for more information about English Premier League.