Manchester City & co well-placed financially despite English teams doing poorly in Europe
By Guest writer, Thu 20 April 2017 10:40
Premier League revenue continues to grow
The Premier League has come a long way since its inception in 1992 to become the money-spinning entity that it presently is. The advent of big money in the Premier League has been a boon for many clubs, not least Manchester City, who suffered the ignominy of relegation in the league’s early days to become one of its big-hitters of late.
The rise of Manchester City as a true giant of the English game can be seen by the prize money the club generated from the Premier League last season.
This infographic by WhatBookies.co.uk shows an in-depth look inside numbers of revenue in the Premier League since its beginnings. It provides information on growth along with comparing it with the other largest sporting leagues.
Despite finishing fourth in 2015/16, the Citizens pocketed the second highest prize money of £96.8m, behind only Arsenal, who pocketed £101m.
City’s matchday, commercial and broadcasting revenues have all been rising ever since new owners set their table at the club in 2008. They have since won two Premier League titles and are currently one of English football’s most sought-after clubs.
That is evidenced by the appointment of Pep Guardiola as their manager last summer. Under the highly successful Catalan, City will aim to scale new heights, both domestically and continentally. Although they have had a hot and cold first season under Guardiola, the club are well on their way to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Should they make it, it will be their sixth straight season in the top flight of European football. With the club making progress both on and off the pitch, it is only a matter of time until they become one of the great club teams on the planet.