Madrid “Real” – the richest football club in the world. The new president of Madrid “Real” Florentino Perez began to fulfill the promises (buy Kaka for 67.2 million euros for Ronaldo and 80 million), which he recently gave the presidential elections in the club – once again a great team, worthy of the glory of “Royal Club”, which is nine (!) just won the Champions League. Where does the money the club at such tremendous cost? Most portion of the proceeds ‘Real’ provides a television contract with the company ‘Mediapro’, which paid $ 1.1 billion (!) euros for the rights to show matches “Real” for a period of seven years. Thus, the ‘Real’ in a single season earning 135 million euros only on TV broadcasts of their games, add more revenue from advertising contracts – 129 million euros. Revenues from the home matches of “Real” to “Santyagu Bernabeu” – more than 100 million euros per season (fantastic figure for Russian clubs). Despite the global financial crisis, the profits of Madrid “Real” in season 2007 – 2008 totaled 51 million euros.
In the 2008-2009 season the club budget for the first time in history, exceeded 400 million euros and operating profit 58 million euros. Budget “Real” is three times the budget of all clubs in the Russian Premier League put together. I must say not all is rosy in the financial position of “Real.” Debts “Real” in excess of 100 million euros, but they look very big on not Compared to other Spanish football clubs who have more serious financial problems. Collaborates Madrid “Real” and the largest bank in Spain and Europe – Banco Santander. Bank Banco Santander crisis has not spared too party. The volume of outstanding debts of the bank in 2008, has more than doubled – to 14.2 billion euros and operating profit in 2008 decreased by 2% – to 8.88 billion euros against 9.06 billion euros a year earlier. The bank has spent 350 million euros only for the payment of compensation to customers affected by the financial machinations of American billionaire Bernard Madoff. In general, the bank lost in the “pyramid Madoff,” over 2.3 billion euros.
But what would have been financial losses to the bank, and Soccer in Spain – is sacred! Management of the bank Banco Santander only in June 2009 provided the Madrid club a loan of 70 million euros for the acquisition of a player Manchester United and the Portuguese national team Cristiano Ronaldo. The remaining funds for the purchase of Ronaldo’s ‘Real’ isolated from the club’s budget. In addition, the “Real” bought out “Arsenal” for EUR 10 million Spanish winger Jose Antonio Reyes. Following the shopping Brazilian Kaka and Portugal Ronald, is preparing to purchase midfielder ‘Liverpool’ Xabi Alonso and striker ‘Inter’ Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Apparently, the club will have to refuse the services of nine players who played poorly last season. By the fall of 2009 , a new team of “dreams” will be created, and the season 2009 – 2010 is planned to the club, as the international season wins Madrid “Real”.