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Manchester City Smashes Records with Staggering £712.8m Revenue

16 November, 2023

Manchester City emerges triumphant, breaking financial barriers and shattering records with an astounding revenue of £712.8m for the 2022-23 financial year. The club’s colossal income eclipses the previous Premier League record of £648.4m recently reported by rivals Manchester United.

Despite a significant surge in wages, City’s profit nearly doubled to £80.4m from £41.7m, fueled by a highly successful season that saw the club clinch a remarkable Premier League, Champions League, and FA Cup treble. The triumphant campaign significantly bolstered City’s finances, buoyed by robust commercial and broadcast revenues. Follow your favourite Premier League team with attractive football betting odds from Nextbet. 

The club experienced a surge in broadcast income by £50.4m, largely attributed to their triumphant Champions League journey culminating in a historic victory against Internazionale in Istanbul. Additionally, City boasted a net profit of £121.7m on player transactions, further contributing to their financial ascendancy.

City’s wage bill surged by almost £60m, primarily driven by bonuses awarded to players for the historic treble and the arrival of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund. Despite the substantial increase in salary expenditure, it remains at 59% of the club’s revenue, witnessing a marginal 1% increase.

The Etihad Stadium hosted 31 matches, a notable increase of four, leading to a £17.4m boost in annual matchday revenues, complemented by a slight rise in average attendances.

The club’s financial milestones were highlighted by chief executive Ferran Soriano, labeling the 2022-23 season as the “best in the history of Manchester City.” Meanwhile, chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak expressed confidence in the club’s financial health and on-field success, painting a promising picture for the future.

However, amid these triumphs, City faces over 100 Premier League charges over alleged financial rule breaches, vehemently denied by the club. The charges, detailed in the accounts’ “risks and uncertainties” section, allege discrepancies related to the club’s financial position, remunerations, and compliance with financial fair play.

Despite City’s assurance of possessing compelling evidence in their defense, uncertainty shrouds the duration of the ongoing case, leaving the club’s financial future under the regulatory microscope. Get the latest updates from the Premier League only on Nextbet Sports.