English Premier League exceeded $ 5 billion in revenue for the first time
According to the analysts of the Deloitte auditing firm , sales of football clubs in the English Premier League ( EPL ) has exceeded 3 billion pounds ( over $ 5 billion ) in the 2013-2014 season just ended , more than double compared to 7 years ago . Figures 4 years ago, just $ 3.3 billion .
Head of Deloitte’s sports department , said Dan Jones battle for the right to broadcast EPL is an important factor that increases the revenue of this award . In the 2013-2014 season , the club collected more high ranking average nearly $ 42 million in revenue from broadcasting .
Still EPL remains difficult because of high salaries and outstanding finish . Interest income decreased slightly and the Deloitte prize for the team that is running based on profit margin is almost zero . Payroll expenses accounted for 71 % of sales , the highest ever .
Gross debt of the club rose 232.6 million, up $ 4.2 billion as of the summer of 2013. According to Deloitte , this is the result of a rate increase in concessional loans . 90 % of this debt belongs to four clubs including Chelsea , Newcastle United , Aston Villa and Queens Park Rangers ( recently promoted ) .
Also in Europe , the country ‘s top football league Germany – Bundesliga grossing $ 2.7 billion ( $ 1.3 billion cost of salary ) and is the only tournament not ask for more money from the ads that copyright , trade . Ranked No. 3 in revenue as La Liga ( Spain ) to $ 2.6 billion . Serie A ( Italy ) and Ligue 1 ( France ) respectively behind with $ 2.3 billion and $ 1.8 billion .