Barcelona Revenue Breakdown for the 2011/12 Season

Barcelona are the second highest revenue generating football club in the world behind their arch-rival Real Madrid. In the 2011/12 season Barcelona generated €483m.

Barcelona generated €116.4m or 24% from matchday revenues, €179.8m or 37% from broadcasting rights and €186.9m or 39% from commercial revenues.

FC Barcelona Logo - Small SizeThe total club revenues grew by €32.3m (7%) compared to the previous season mainly due to the increase in the commercial revenue. Barcelona's deal with Quatar Sports Investments which began in 2011/12 was supposedly the most lucrative deal in the sport worth in the area of €30m a year.

Matchday revenue increased by €5.6m (5%) compared to the previous season. Barcelona played 29 home games in 2011/12 season and the average attendance was 75,069. The average matchday revenues were just over €4m.

Barcelona's broadcast revenues decreased in 2011/12 compared to the season before mainly because they were eliminated in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League and their share of the central UEFA distributions was less then the year before when they won the competition.

Barcelona is looking good for the upcoming seasons. There are talks about the redevelopment of their historic Camp Nou stadium. The club is performing very well on the pitch and they are at the top of the Spanish league at the time of writing this article. The shirt deal with Quatar Foundation is turning into a deal with Quatar Airways in two season which will be the first time a commercial, for-profit brand will find it's place on the Barcelona's famous strip.

With the way things are going at the moment, Barcelona may very well find themselves as the top revenue generating football club in the world in a season or two.

Source: Deloitte Football Money League 2013