Brandon Williams

In 2021-22, world football made a strong return from the pandemic. However, the results of the pandemic are still being felt by some clubs more than others. According to the numbers provided by, Barcelona suffered the most substantial losses in matchday earnings due to the lack of crowds in arenas. The Catalan club suffered losses worth 95 million Euros from 2019-20 to 2020-21.

Man United took the greatest hit in Premier League 

Matchday revenue lost

As per the most recent report from Football Benchmark, La Liga giants Barcelona took the most popular monetary hit due to the lack of fans from arenas. The Catalan club lost 95m Euros in matchday earnings throughout the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons compared to the 2018-19 earnings. Real Madrid are 2nd on the list with their losses installing at 84m Euros. However, the European champs handled to alleviate their losses by making the most of the empty Santiago Bernabeu. The capital club began restoration operate in its historical arena not long after the pandemic halted football in 2020. Fans have actually gone back to Santiago Bernabeu in a minimal capability for the 2021-22 season. The restoration work is set to finish by the end of 2022.

Manchester United were struck hardest in the Premier League. Considering Old Trafford is the greatest arena in the league, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. Overall, the Red Devils sustained losses worth 71m Euros.

Arsenal suffered second-biggest losses in the leading tier of English football. The London-based club lost 62m Euros in matchday incomes due to fans’ lack from its Emirates Stadium. French giants Paris Saint-Germain likewise lost a comparable quantity in matchday earnings. The French champs are the only club from France to include amongst the leading 10 clubs.

In the 6th and seventh areas, Bayern Munich and Liverpool lost 53m Euros in matchday earnings. Italian giants Juventus follow them in the 8th area with 43m Euros in losses.

Much like PSG, Bayern Munich and Juventus are the only clubs from their particular nations to make the leading 10 of this list.  

The leading 10 is finished by Premier League sides Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham with 40m, 38m, and 38m Euros in losses, respectively.

Tottenham produces a fascinating case in the list. The North London side transferred to a brand-new arena prior to the 2019-20 season, generating record incomes prior to the season was stopped in March. 

It’s fascinating to keep in mind that the typical monetary powerhouses of Europe inhabit all areas on the list. Among 10 clubs, 5 come from Premier League, 2 to Liga and one each to Bundesliga, Serie A, and Ligue 1.

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