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El Clásico – An Economic Snapshot
FC Barcelona and Real Madrid will play the first “Clásico of the 2016-17 at the Camp Nou on Saturday. The match will be televised in over 100 countries (UK excepted because of the regulated blackout period) and will be watched by an estimated 400 million viewers worldwide (source: Forbes).
The infographic below highlights some of the main economic indicators of both clubs including their total revenue for the 2015 season broken down by matchday, TV broadcasting and commercial revenue according to the latest Deloitte Money League Report.
SQUAD MARKET VALUE
According to www.transfermarkt.de the most valued players for each squad are:
- Leo Messi valued at €120 M
- Neymar valued at €100 M
- Luis Suarez valued €90 M
- Cristiano Ronaldo valued at €110 M
- Gareth Bale at €90 M
- James Rodriguez valued €70 M
TOTAL REVENUE 2015
This year´s Deloitte Money League Report which looks at the numbers from 2014/15 ranked Real Madrid and FC Barcelona as the first and second highest revenue earning clubs in world football respectively.
These numbers are bound to increase in the coming season, particularly considering FC Barcelona recently announced a newly signed sponsorship agreement with Japanese firm Rakuten to become its new main global partner replacing Qatar Airways. The four-year deal which will take effect as of July 2017 is worth 220 million euros. In addition, the Catalan giants also recently renewed their long-standing partnership with Nike for 155 million euros per season.
Real Madrid on the other have extended their agreement with Adidas worth a reported 140 million euros per season and continue to drive important revenue for the club with other key partnerships with Emirates IPIC and Microsoft, among others.
Zinedine Zidane, after having won the UEFA Champions League trophy in his inaugural season at Real Madrid last year is reportedly earning a whopping salary of 9.4 million euros annually. Not far behind, Luis Enrique earns a reported 8.2 million euros per season to manage the blaugranas.