Why football can kick up increased profits

Despite some troubles, European football remains a tremendously profitable enterprise and the potential exists for further growth, writes Alex Thorpe.

10th August, 2013
Mark Noble of West Ham United celebrates scoring a goal by kissing the lens of a TV camera

As the English Premier League enters its 22nd season, the latest financial figures from Deloitte's annual review of football finance highlight the phenomenal growth story of the league. The combined revenue of the Premier League's clubs increased by £87 million (4 per cent) to more than £2.3 billion (€2.9 billion) in 2011-12, the most recent period for which figures are available.

Despite a challenging economic environment, the ability of the English top flight to attract strong...

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