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Football Statistics


Here we present our collection of football related statistics and data covering subjects such as football club finances, broadcasting rights, football kit suppliers, sponsors and more.

There are 4 sections:

- Financial Statistics

- Match Attendances / Spectators

- Television & Broadcasting

- Miscellaneous

Please select from the sidebar to the right or just scroll through the list presented below.


Latest Statistics

30 Dec 2009
European Footballers of The Year since 1956

A list of European Footballers of The Year since 1956. The award is known as the Ballon d'Or and was originally conceived by France Football's chief magazine writer...

29 Dec 2009
English FA Cup Prize Money - 2003-04 vs 2009-10

English FA Cup Prize Money by round - Season 2003/04 vs Season 2009/10. A good Cup run can also significantly boost clubs' income with television appearances - up to a quarter of a million pounds for a televised match for the quarter-final and...

28 Dec 2009
Top 10 European Football Clubs Ranked by Income, Season 2005-06

Real Madrid headed the list of the top European football clubs ranked by income for season 2005-06, closely followed by Spanish rivals Barcelona. Italian side Juventus were placed third and Manchester United fourth. The top ten included two...

28 Dec 2009
Italy Serie A Clubs Shirt Sponsorship Values 2005/06

A list of Italy Serie A clubs shirt sponsors and estimated value of sponsorship in season 2005-2006, calcio Italia. Juventus (La Vecchia Signora) headed the list - its deal with Tamoil worth more than twice its nearest rival, AC Milan, sponsored...

28 Dec 2009
Estimated Total Players' Earnings English Football Leagues - 1996 to 2004

In the nine years this table covers, Premier League footballers saw their earnings increase by a multiple of five. Notes: All figures are in £ million. Estimates include National Insurance contributions but exclude 'salary...

27 Dec 2009
Participation Rates in Football (Soccer) England, Canada, Australia

Proportion of Population Playing Football - UK vs Canada vs Australia with breakdowns by Age and Gender. Within the UK as a whole the scope of the game across various levels of participation is considerable:

7 million adult participants (...

27 Dec 2009
English Premier League TV Broadcast Rights - 2007-2010

Sky paid £1,314 million and Setanta paid £392 million for these broadcast rights.

This deal represents approximately £28 million to each Premier League football club per year.

* Following the collapse of Setanta, Disney-owned...

27 Dec 2009
German Bundesliga TV Broadcast Rights - 1990-2008

2007 Update: German pay-TV broadcaster Premiere regained the rights to show Bundesliga matches after getting approval from regulatory authorities for its deal with cable television operator UnityMedia.

The deal gives...

26 Dec 2009
Average Attendances - English Football Divisions - 1994/95-2009/10

Table of English Football League Average Attendances by Division from season 1994/95 to 2009/10, from the Political Economy of Football. Premier League attendances increased in this period by over 45 per cent, second-tier attendances by approx 65...

26 Dec 2009
English Premier League Prize Money | Merit Award | Seasons 2005/06 vs 2007/08

Prize Money is the amount of dosh Premier League Clubs receive based on their final finishing position - it is more usually called the Merit Award and comes from a pool of money derived from the broadcasting income the EPL...