Deloitte Money League 2015 Report (brought to you by the oil industry)

blueguitar322

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The 2013-4 report is out.  No real surprises with the usual suspects at the top.
 
1. Real Madrid, £459.5 million
2. Manchester United, £433.2 million
3. Bayern Munich, £407.7 million
4. Barcelona, £405.2 million
5. Paris Saint-Germain, £396.5 million
6. Manchester City, £346.5 million
7. Chelsea, £324.4 million
8. Arsenal, £300.5 million
9. Liverpool, £255.8 million
10. Juventus, £233.6 million
 
 
 

blueguitar322

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[SIZE=10.5pt]I was curious what the correlation between money and points is.  Since the EPL is the league with the greatest financial balance and the most teams in the Deloitte top 30, here's a chart of revenue per league point:[/SIZE]
 
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EPL Revenue per Point, 2013-4
Team  Revenue (£)  Ratio  Points  £/Point 
Everton 120.5 28% 72 1.7
Southampton 106.1 24% 56 1.9
Stoke City 98.3 23% 50 2.0
Swansea City 98.7 23% 42 2.4
Tottenham 180.5 42% 69 2.6
Newcastle United 129.7 30% 49 2.6
Sunderland 104.4 24% 38 2.7
West Ham United 114.9 27% 40 2.9
Aston Villa 111.2 26% 38 2.9
Liverpool 255.8 59% 84 3.0
Arsenal 300.5 69% 79 3.8
Chelsea 324.4 75% 82 4.0
Manchester City 346.5 80% 86 4.0
Manchester United 433.2 100% 64 6.8
 
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[SIZE=10.5pt]First, two caveats: (1) a chart of payroll/expenses vs performance would be much better, but that data isn't publicly available.  Therefore, given all of these teams have been in the Premier League for at least a year, plus the newly-instated "financial fair play" rules, (2) I'm using payroll as an approximation of total expenses.  Teams that are paying down debt, for example, should probably look better than they do in this chart.[/SIZE]
 
[SIZE=10.5pt]With these caveats in place, it's clear that the marginal cost per point rises as the team gets higher on the table, as it does in numerous other non-salary capped sports.  If you were to plot points vs revenue and fit a trend line, most teams would be pretty close.  Notable outliers on the positive side would be Liverpool and Everton, which makes sense, as both were extremely well-coached last year (although this year's data will probably turn out worse). Tottenham and Southampton also stand out for their performance despite financial limitations.  [/SIZE]
 
[SIZE=10.5pt]By far the most notable outlier on the negative side is of course Manchester United after their worst season since 1989-90.[/SIZE]