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23:10 22 October 2020
Post by: WBJ

Polish football in good shape before pandemic: report

Polish football in good shape before pandemic: report
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In 2019, the clubs managed to generate PLN 572.3 million in revenues, according to the 14th report of the consulting company Deloitte "Financial Football League". To this should be added the record PLN 155.7 million of revenues from transfers, of which 92 percent are foreign transactions. Leading in the ranking, Legia Warsaw this season increased its advantage, and Lechia Gdańsk jumped to the second place, ahead of Lech Poznań

"In the next 4 years, Ekstraklasa clubs achieved a total of over half a billion revenues. The amount of PLN 572.3 million in sports revenues (excluding transfers) in 2019 is close to the record year 2016, when Ekstraklasa had a representative in the Champions League with a significant increase in revenues from broadcasting. The source of revenues particularly exposed to risk in times of the pandemic are revenues from the match day, which in 2019 approached the limit of PLN 90 million. Stadiums do not offer any chance of improving attendance and match day revenues in the near term," Przemysław Zawadzki, Partner Associate, Sports Business Group Poland Leader, Deloitte, said.

Last year's result was achieved without any significant income from the clubs playing in European cups. This means that in the coming years, the better overall financial condition of the clubs could potentially be supplemented by revenues from participation in these competitions. This year, by eliminating the leader of the Belgian league, the club from Poznań reached the group stage. This promotion alone will provide Lech with around €4 million in additional revenues, and this amount should also include money from the market pool, which comes mainly from the sale of TV rights by UEFA.

(PAP)


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