Real Madrid's Revenue Expected To Reach $726M Thanks To Champions League Trophy
Real Madrid earned €519M ($707M) this season before it clinched the Champions League, which "may have boosted the team's income for the year" to more than €533M ($726M), according to José Félix Díaz of EL CONFIDENCIAL. No "other team earns as much -- not in the NBA nor any of the major North American leagues." The Champions League "officially left" Real Madrid with €57M ($78M). The "athletic reward" for Real was €36M ($49M), while the club received €21M ($29M) "from commercial and broadcast rights." The club "always budgets making the quarterfinals of the Champions League," so the championship meant a bonus of €15M ($20.4M) more than the club expected. The club's revenue in the '12-13 season was €518.9M, which was 1.2% more than it earned the previous year (EL CONFIDENCIAL, 6/5).