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13. Tottenham Hotspur

Deloitte Football Money League 2013

2012 revenue 2011 revenue 2011 position
€178.2m (£144.2m) €181m (£163.5m) 11

Tottenham Hotspur drop two places to 13th position in the Deloitte Football Money League, with total revenue decreasing by £19.3m (12%) to £144.2m (€178.2m) in 2011/12. This is primarily down to the failure to qualify for the UEFA Champions League, following their successful debut in the 2010/11 season. Spurs had an ultimately frustrating 2011/12 season, reaching the semi-finals of The FA Cup, and despite finishing in 4th place in the Premier League, missing out on Champions League qualification owing to Chelsea’s triumph in the Champions League final.

Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs’ broadcast revenue has decreased by £21.5m (26%) to £61.6m (€76.2m), as a direct result of missing out on Champions League football. UEFA distributions of €3m (£2.4m) for Spurs’ group stage exit in the UEFA Europa League pale in comparison to the previous season’s €31.1m for their quarter-final run in the Champions League. On the domestic front, Spurs received £57.4m (€70.9m) in broadcast payments from the Premier League, an increase of 8% (£4.3m) from the previous season payments as a result of finishing one place higher and having six more live matches broadcast.

Matchday revenue decreased slightly by £2.2m (5%) to £41.1m (€50.8m), in part due to one less home game played compared to the 2010/11 season. Capacity constraints at White Hart Lane remain a concern, limiting Spurs’ average matchday revenue per home match to £1.6m (€2m).

Spurs continue to impress on the commercial front however, with revenue increasing by £4.4m (12%) to £41.5m (€51.3m). 2011/12 was the second season where they incorporated a dual shirt sponsorship set-up; with Aurasma owning the rights for Premier League matches, and Investec taking the Cup (both domestic and European) matches.

Spurs have received planning permission to build a new stadium adjacent to its existing site and this will play a key role in the regeneration of the surrounding Tottenham area. Phase One of the development has started, however it is a major scheme and it will, therefore, be some time before Spurs will be able to compete with the matchday revenues that their North London rivals Arsenal achieve, highlighting the importance of securing Champions League football in their efforts to climb the Money League table in the shorter-term.

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