West Ham generated £525 A SECOND in revenue last season.
The Deloitte annual review of football finance found that the 92 clubs in England’s top four divisions brought in £4billion in revenue last season.
That works out at £317 for every second of football played.
However, that’s across all the clubs, some earned much, much more per second.
West Ham had a revenue of £122million last season. That works out at £525 for every second of football they played. That equivalent to about £15,000 in the time it takes to read this story and £1.9million during your lunch hour.
Manchester United were the biggest earners bringing in £395million worth of revenue. That works out at £1,662 per second of football, more than any other club.
Manchester City had the next biggest revenue, £353million, which works out at £1,282 per second of football played.
Arsenal’s £331m revenue workout at at £1,095 a second, while Chelsea’s £319m revenue works out at £1,094 a second.
How much revenue per second
Club: Per second
Man United: 1,662
Man City: 1,282
• Premier League clubs: 665
West Ham: 525
Aston Villa: 465
Crystal Palace: 426
West Brom: 395
• Top four leagues: 317
4 things you may have missed in the Deloitte report
The £4billion revenue figure is grabbing all the headlines, but The Wharf has taken a look at some of the other stories in the Deloitte annual review of football finance.
1. Matchday rip-off?
Fans going to Premier League matches get a bit of a raw deal when it comes to the cost of going to games. Top flight clubs earned around £43 from each match-going fan over the course of 2014-15 on average.
That’s more than clubs from the other big five leagues - France, Germany, Italy and Spain - earned from their match attendees.
France earned the least (£15) followed by Italy (£19), Germany (£30) and Spain (£34).
2. Things will only get better – for accountants
Deloitte’s predictions for the Premier League’s revenues growing ever further. This season top flight clubs made £3.3billion in revenue. By the end of the 2016-17 season that’s expected to shoot up to €5.8billion, or £4.5billion at today’s exchange rates.
3. TV is king
Three seasons ago only 47% (£1.2billion) of Premier League clubs’ revenues came from broadcasting. Almost a quarter (£585million) came from matchdays.
Last season, however, 53% of revenue came from broadcasting (£1.78billion) and just 18% from matchdays (£584million).
By 2016-17 it’s expected that as much as 60% (2.59billion) of revenue will come from broadcasting while just 14% (610million) will come from matchdays.
4. Over £1bn comes in from abroad
The Premier League international media rights will bring in £1.1billion a season between 2016-17 and 2018-19. That’s £3.3billion in total. Just under a third of that, 31%, comes from Europe. The same percentage also comes from Asia.
As much as 10% comes from Sub-Saharan Africa, another 10% from North America, 9% from the Middles East and North Africa, 6% from Latin America and 3% from Australasia.