Top European football clubs continue growing operating revenues, with growth driven primarily by increased broadcasting revenues, benefitting mainly from the new, more remunerative UEFA Champions League distribution cycle that kicked off in 2018/19 – these conclusions come from “The European Champions Report 2020” launched today by KPMG’s Football Benchmark team. The fourth edition of the report reviews and compares some of the most relevant business performance indicators of the champions of Europe’s eight most prominent leagues in the 2018/19 season – namely Ajax, Barcelona, Bayern München, Benfica, Galatasaray, Juventus, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.  

Unlike a year before, when only two clubs from Europe’s eight top football leagues could retain their domestic title, the 2018/19 season has seen six champions regain their domestic trophy, while the two “newcomers” were Ajax, who won the Dutch Eredivisie again after 4 years, and SL Benfica, winning their 5th Portuguese title in 6 years and regaining the throne from last year’s winners, Porto. 

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