Chelsea have fallen to seventh in the recently announced Deloitte Football Money League for the 2012-13 season. The Champions League and FA Cup double in 2012 helped Chelsea attain fifth-place with revenues of €322.6 million.
This time around, Chelsea have finished seventh with revenues of €303.4 million.
Even though the blues were successful last season by lifting the Europa League, the differences between the two competitions become apparent in this year’s result. Chelsea’s participation in the UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, and a third-place finish in the Premier League have all helped to narrow the gap.
A breakdown and comparison of Chelsea’s revenue for 2012-13 season:
Matchday £70.7m £77.7m
Broadcasting £105.4m £112.8m
Commercial £83.9m £70.4m
Next year’s figures are expected to improve after Chelsea signed long-term deals with Samsung and Adidas. The shirt sponsorship deal with Samsung is expected to be worth £18 million per season, while the Adidas partnership will earn the club £30 million per year for 10 years.
The disappointing aspect of this year’s results is Manchester City overtaking us in the table. Chelsea are now third in the domestic table behind the two Manchester clubs.