Football as a business in 2019 – who is top of the league?

The business of football and its ever widening expansion shows no signs of stopping. The latest figures from the Deloitte Money League were released last week, as the 2017-18 iteration illustrated the generation of a record £7.4bn (€8.3bn/$9.6bn) turnover. In the same week, the 2019 Mailman's Red Card Report showed a clear correlation between the biggest financial football clubs and those with the greatest brand presence in the largest growing global market, China. Jacob Webster sets out the key takeaways from an illuminating week in the world of business and sport.

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