Barcelona & Real Madrid earn four times as much as Bayern Munich from TV rights

Barcelona and Real Madrid earned almost four times as much money from television rights as Bayern Munich last season.

According to a special report carried out by La Nueva Espana, the Clasico duo both received €140 million for coverage of their games during the 2013-14 campaign, while the Bavarians accrued €36.93m during their title triumph.

Barca and Madrid earn more from the sale of TV rights than any other side in Europe as there is no collective agreement in place in La Liga, meaning Spain’s two biggest clubs are free to negotiate their own deals.

Consequently, while the Primera Division brings in €755m in TV deals, the Clasico pair account for approximately 34% of that figure. Interestingly, Valencia (€48m) received more money than Atletico Madrid (€42m), who won La Liga last season.

The Premier League remains the biggest draw in world football, as underlined by the fact that its lowest earners in 2013-14, relegated Cardiff City, collected €74.5m, which is just under €30m more than Ligue 1 winners Paris Saint-Germain (€44.69m).

In total, England’s top flight clubs raked in €1.875 billion last year, with Liverpool earning the most money, with €117.05m, just ahead of champions Manchester City (€115.89).

The Premier League brought in over €1bn more than its closest rival, Serie A, which, despite its perceived financial problems, still generated €846.1m in TV deals. Unsurprisingly, Juventus were the highest-earners, with €94m, with Inter second on €80.4m and city rivals AC Milan third, on €77.9m.

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