Earlier this month, European football’s governing body, UEFA published their sixth club licensing benchmarking report, which reviews the financial performance of 700 clubs throughout the continent and the effects of the recently implemented Financial Fair Play measures.
The report supplements the ‘Licensed to Thrill’ report from Autumn of last year and provides an extensive analysis of several European clubs; covering areas such as cash flow, head coach changes and a five year review of transfer activity.
“This report is unique,” says UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino in his foreword, “as it highlights both the tremendous popularity of European club football and the challenges and pressures that this brings.
“With 77% of European adults interested in football and attendances of more than 163 million at domestic league matches last season, the report fully emphasises how much football means to so many people, and the tremendous responsibility that falls upon the football governing bodies and stakeholders alike to make sure that the game remains healthy.”
You can read the report here