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Premier League Dominates Soccer in Revenue

  • Premier League teams earned a combined $6.2 billion in the 2021-22 season.
  • That was nearly equal to the next two European leagues combined.
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The Premier League brings in far more revenue than any other European soccer league — and the gap may widen even further soon.

The top-flight English league’s combined revenues climbed to a record $6.2 billion in the 2021-22 season, nearly as much as the next two leagues combined. 

  • La Liga came in second among European leagues, with a total haul of $3.5 billion for the season.
  • Bundesliga followed with $3.1 billion.
  • Serie A made $2.3 billion, and Ligue 1 earned $1.7 billion.

The Premier League kicked off its 31st season on Friday.

Media Matters

With a new slate of media deals kicking in this season, the Premier League is set to soar even higher.

While teams scored a combined $1.7 billion in sponsorship deals and matchday revenue rebounded to $712 million from just $15.3 million in the pandemic-altered 2020-21 season, the bulk of the league’s revenue comes from media deals.

The league notched $3.2 billion from broadcast deals in the 2021-22 season. This season begins a new three-year cycle of rights deals, where the league will earn $12.1 billion — an average of $4 billion per season.

It will be the first time that international deals, which total $6.1 billion, will eclipse domestic ones, due in part to NBC’s six-year, $2.7 billion deal for U.S. rights.

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