Finance expert: Leeds United rank 16th in Premier League as £115m figure emerges
The Premier League has published the TV revenue payments for the 2021/22 season, with Leeds United earning a handy £115million.
The overall TV revenues for last season amounted to £2.5billion, with Manchester City topping the table while all three relegated clubs rank in the bottom three.
Leeds United attracted plenty of viewers as the Yorkshire club narrowly escaped relegation under Jesse Marsch, and it’s been revealed that they earned £115million in the process, ranking them in 16th.
Football finance guru Swiss Ramble took to Twitter to share the published figures, which also showed that Leeds earned £58million from domestic TV, while £50.4million came from overseas.
“The Premier League has published details of the TV payments to clubs for the 2021/22 season,” read the post.
“These amounted to £2.5 bln, ranging from £153m for champions Manchester City to £101m for 20th placed Norwich City (the first time the bottom club got more than £100m).”
Swiss Ramble added in another tweet: “The largest increases compared to the previous season came at Brighton, up £16m, and Arsenal, up £11m. In contrast, three clubs received over £10m less than 2020/21: Leeds £17m, Everton £13m and Leicester £11m.”
At a loss
Despite raking in over £100m in TV revenue, Leeds United were actually the biggest losers compared to last year’s figures.
After ending their 16-year wait for Premier League football, Leeds earned £132million from the Premier League in 2020/21. The £17million difference between then is the largest loss for any Premier League club, with Everton in second place after dropping £13million.
A large portion of the dropped figure is likely down to the club’s finishing position. After a ninth-placed finish in 2020/21, Leeds dropped to 17th last season, earning them considerably less prize money.
But there was still plenty of interest around Leeds’ fixtures – in fact their 22 games shown live on TV ranked eighth, equal with Everton.
Overall, Leeds’ loss in revenue should not be too much cause for concern. An improved finish in this season’s Premier League campaign will likely result in it soaring back up to the heights of the 2020/21 season.
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