Real Madrid outperforms Barcelona in business

Once the accounts of last season have been made public, we will see that Real Madrid beats Barcelona in terms of ordinary revenue received.

Los Blancos have earned 748.04 million euros compared to 686m for the Blaugrana.

Barcelona got 227m euros from the transfer of Neymar and others, while Real Madrid received 54.21m euros for the sale of Morata.

The growth of Real comes from the income corresponding to international competitions and friendly matches.

Champions League games contributed 85.46m euros, 4m for the Spanish Super Cup and Club World Cup, and 18.54m euros was earned by the summer tour.

Television rights accounted for 178.4m euros, but marketing is the one that commands the most with 297m euros (26m from Adidas).

Real Madrid and the German brand are negotiating a new and big contract, and it’s speculated it could even be the largest amount ever for a football club.

There’s been a lot of talk about the loan that Florentino Perez will request from the Assembly for the revamp of the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu (550m euros).

Initially the work would be paid by the IPIC fund, with 400 million euros guaranteed, and the president of the club will ask the delegates for a yes to the credit request.

The sponsorship of the stadium could bring a similar contract for Valdebebas, whilst also pending is the renewal with the main sponsor of the entity, in this case Emirates.

Sporting successes bring with them the consequent bonuses to the players.

The four titles achieved last season have meant a disbursement of 56m euros, to which we must add another six million for the basketball double; ACB League and Euroleague.

Salaries and signings were a point above the level of financial control UEFA have determined.

In total this was at 534m euros, equivalent to 71 percent of the budget, but that’s nothing like Barcelona’s 84 percent.