The 21st edition of the Deloitte Annual Review of Football Finance was launched on 31st May 2012.
At 70 pages, this definitive guide to European football finance provides not only a track record up to the end of the 2010/11 season, but also includes some pointers as to how the industry has developed in 2011/12 and is likely to change in the future. The sections of this year’s Annual Review cover all the key areas to form an overview of football’s financial situation. In addition to our analysis of trends up to the end of the 2010/11 season, where possible we include pointers to prospective future performance. Europe’s Premier Leagues provides a detailed review of current trends in European football.
We then focus on the English situation, with the Revenue and profitability and Club financing sections which form the core of our analysis of the domestic financial situation. Wages and transfers examines the primary area of expenditure for clubs while Stadia development and operations discusses a key area where English clubs continue to maintain a competitive advantage over their European neighbours. Sprinkled within the sections are a number of feature articles, where we discuss and comment on relevant topics and trends in the industry.
The Appendices continue to provide the most comprehensive collection of financial, statistical and reference data available anywhere. It is often said that football is more than a game. In 90 minutes and counting we illustrate this using a snapshot of the wide ranging impact of English football, while in the score we outline some of the key milestones over the lifetime of our analyses.
The foreword and highlights are available as a free PDF download here