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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

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...

25 Dec 2009
Brazil Football Clubs Ranked by Turnover (US$) 2005 to 2006

Source: By kind permission of Casual Auditores Independentes S/S of Brazil - All figures are stated in US$. Copyright remains with Casual - address: R. Pamplona 818 Suite 11, 01405-001 São Paulo -...

23 Dec 2009
Biggest English Football Clubs Ranked by Annual Turnover - 2004/05 to 2007/08

Note 1: Figures are in £ million. Note jump between 06/07 and 07/08 for Premier League clubs as money  from the new TV contract came online.

Note 2: Manchester United plc was de-listed from stock exchange in 2005 after the Glazer...