Premier League club payments revealed: Huddersfield earn as much as La Liga giants Atletico
The annual TV money has been revealed for the 2018/19 season and once again the comparison with the other major leagues is being made.
Meanwhile, the next highest ranked teams in the Premier League all earned north of 120 million pounds, with the 'best of the rest' Wolverhampton Wanderers, Everton, Leicester City, West Ham United all earning more than 120 million, as well as Newcastle, who despite finishing in 13th place also earnt more than 120 million due to also having more televised matches than the teams above them.
Watford and Crystal Palace earned over 110 million pounds, whilst Bournemouth, Burnley, Southampton, Brighton, Cardiff and Fulham all earned over 100 million pounds for their TV rights this season.
Only bottom of the table Huddersfield Town earned less than the 100 million pound mark, with Huddersfield earning 96 million pounds.
This seems like a lot of money anyway for the bottom of the table club, but when compared to last season's La Liga figures, the comparison is incredible.
Only Barcelona and Real Madrid earned money that is even comparable to the Premier League figures. Barcelona, who won the league, earned 154 million euros, which is just under 136 million pounds. Meaning that in comparison with the Premier League sides, they would be 7th in the table.
Real Madrid, who won the Champions League for the third season in a row, earned 148 million euros, the equivalent of just over 130 million pounds, which would equate to 7th too in the Premier League table, just 3 million more than 7th place in the Premier League Wolves earned this season.
No other team in La Liga earns more than any Premier League team. Atletico Madrid, who were Europa League winners, earned a mere 110 million euros, which equates to 97 million pounds , meaning they would earn less than 400 thousand pounds more than Huddersfield, who won just 3 matches this season.
This incredible statistic once again shows just how much money is in the Premier League, and why there is so much attraction for clubs to reach the Premier League.