Connect with us


Real Madrid and Barcelona economic breakdown: Budgets, revenue, and more




Real Madrid and Barcelona, the giants of Spanish football, not only dominate on the field but also wield significant economic influence.

The combined revenues for the 2022-23 season reached €1.649 billion, equivalent to the annual sales volume of Ikea in Spain, solidifying their positions as economic powerhouses in European football.

Real Madrid exceeded expectations by securing €843 million in revenues for the 2022-23 season. Barcelona also surpassed their projections, accumulating €795.9 million in revenue.

Madrid’s income sources, including matchday earnings, memberships, and sponsorships, outshine Barcelona’s in terms of volume.

Real Madrid earned €45 million from Liga matchday tickets, compared to Barcelona’s €53.8 million.

Memberships and abonnements saw Madrid leading with €51.5 million, while Barcelona lagged at €44.9 million. In terms of sponsorships, Real Madrid generated €231.7 million, surpassing Barcelona’s €178 million.

Moving to expenditures, Real Madrid’s operating costs for the first football team totaled €249.9 million, while Barcelona’s amounted to €117.2 million. In terms of player salaries, Barcelona spent €625.7 million, surpassing Real Madrid’s €408.4 million.

Barcelona’s financial transparency revealed pending payments and receipts for player transfers. Notably, they owed €39.3 million to Manchester City for Ferran Torres, €31.3 million to Bayern for Lewandowski, and €36 million to Sevilla for Koundé. Real Madrid had debts of €85.5 million, with €59.6 million due this season.

Looking at budgets and debts, Real Madrid projected a total budget of €939.5 million for the 2023-24 season, with the first team contributing €909.9 million.

Barcelona anticipated revenues of €773.9 million, with €565.1 million from the first football team. Real Madrid showcased a net debt of -€54 million, indicating they are owed more than their obligations. Barcelona’s net debt was €552 million, though reduced by €56 million from the previous season.

In women’s football, Barcelona is on the brink of profitability. In the 2022-23 season, they reduced losses to €138,000 and projected profits of €2.3 million for 2023-24. Real Madrid, with room for growth, experienced a significant boost in marketing revenue for the women’s team.

Beyond football, Real Madrid and Barcelona’s financial stories extend to diverse sections like basketball, youth development, and other sports. Despite financial challenges in sections like basketball, these clubs prioritize their long-standing legacy and global impact.

Socios and fans play a crucial role, with Barcelona boasting 144,846 socios, each paying an annual fee of €208. Real Madrid, with 93,872 socios, charges an annual fee of €164.11.

In conclusion, as these football titans navigate the complexities of modern football, their financial strategies and economic trajectories continue to shape the landscape of European football.

Source: Diario AS

Copyright © 2023 Los Blancos Live. All rights reserved.