The world’s top four football clubs have all enjoyed remarkable success in recent years.
The Premier League, which took the Premier League trophy in 2014, has had four different owners since its inception.
Manchester United and Arsenal have gone on to win the Champions League twice, while Manchester City are on the verge of the League Cup.
But where do they rank in terms of their financial success?
The top four have had the best revenues since the Premier Leagues inception, and the top four clubs in the Football League – Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea – have also enjoyed record revenue.
The Football League has now raised £6.8 billion, making it the world’s biggest football league.
It has also generated around £1.4 billion in TV revenues, which is a massive increase from the £900 million it generated in 2014.
But is it enough to sustain the clubs?
It’s difficult to compare the Premier league to other European leagues, which can often generate huge revenue streams in the middle of a financial crisis.
The big four clubs – Arsenal and Manchester City – have been successful because they can afford to spend, and they can still attract big crowds.
However, that is a very different proposition from the Premier leagues other football clubs.
“In a way, it is hard to compare with other leagues because they are a lot more reliant on the television market than the Premier, so it’s harder to compare them,” says Mike Higginson, an expert on the world of sports finance at the London School of Economics.
“But, again, the Premier have a very high TV revenue, and it’s been growing quite nicely.
They’re very successful.
And I think the big question is, are they really going to keep on growing and keep on making money?”
The clubs have faced a number of financial challenges over the last few years, which have made it hard to keep the clubs on the same path.
But now, they are beginning to realise the importance of the financial side of the game.
The top clubs are the ones with the most to lose if they do not continue to grow, so there has been some hard bargaining over the past year.
Last year, the Football Association, which has the power to sanction the clubs, rejected a proposal by Liverpool and Manchester United to increase their share of the Premier’s television deal from 35 per cent to 40 per cent.
The club have been left with a €1.3 billion debt and a €4.5 million fine imposed by the FA.
But they have managed to get a good deal from the FA, which now gives them more than £1 billion a year in guaranteed income, according to Mike Higgs.
“It’s a really important step towards a sustainable long-term strategy,” he says.
The clubs are also considering selling their shares to raise more money, although the process is complicated because it is a transfer-related matter.
“The clubs are not making any big money from the transfer market,” Higgs says.
“We know they’re spending more money than they’re earning.
And the answer to that is, I think, ‘yes’.” The clubs will have to be able to survive the financial crisis, but if the clubs continue to prosper they could eventually be able be profitable again. “
This is about whether the clubs can continue to have the kind of long-lasting revenue streams that they have and sustain the teams.
And the answer to that is, I think, ‘yes’.” The clubs will have to be able to survive the financial crisis, but if the clubs continue to prosper they could eventually be able be profitable again.
But, for now, the biggest concern for the clubs is the prospect of losing the Premier.
It’s going to be hard to find fans to watch the matches in England, and there is the risk that the clubs’ image and brand could be damaged.
However in a football world that’s nothing compared to the reality of life in some other parts of the world.
But the future of football is at stake, says Michael O’Brien, head of investment and media at Aberdeen Capital.
“A lot of the clubs in Europe are struggling with a lot of their business is tied up with their TV deals,” he tells BBC Sport.
I think that’s a sign that it’s going be good for football in Europe and the world at large.” “
I think the fact that the Premier has done so well at the moment is probably good for them.
I think that’s a sign that it’s going be good for football in Europe and the world at large.”
Who are the big four?
How has the Premier been managed?
The four Premier League clubs are divided into three groups.
Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal each have one team in each group.
The three other Premier League teams are Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea.
All four clubs are owned by a consortium of investors led by Aberdeen Capital, which owns more than a third of the club.
Aberdeen Capital’s partners are Barclays Capital, London’s Royal Bank of Scotland and Credit Suisse