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Chelsea made a £113m profit on player sales during the period
Richard Bell

Here’s how much Chelsea FC generated in revenues last year

Chelsea FC generated a record revenue of £443.4m last year, according to new figures.

The nine-figure turnover for the year to June 30 2018, up 22.7% from £361.3m in 2016/17, is the highest in the Blues’ 114-year history and the first time sales have risen above the £400m mark.

Elsewhere, Chelsea made a £113m profit on player sales during the period, while broadcasting revenues rose £41.7m to £204.1m, in part due to the Blues’ return to the Champions League.

Matchday sales were up £8.4m despite ticket prices being frozen at 2011/12 levels, and commercial revenues grew £32m on the back of a number of new partnerships, including a deal with kit supplier Nike.

Bruce Buck, chairman of Chelsea FC, said in a statement on the club’s website: “The club has now posted a series of record-breaking revenue figures and our profit margin has increased in consecutive years.

“This has occurred against a backdrop of varying participation in European football, and different degrees of achievement in the Premier League, which demonstrates we have built a sound business footing to support our on-pitch quest for success.”

He continued: “With our matchday income steady, despite not finishing in the top four of the Premier League last season, and our global fanbase increasing, we thank our loyal supporters as well as our hard-working staff and valued partners for helping to make a successful financial year.”

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