Barcelona suffered a record loss of €481 million for the 2020-21 fiscal year

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Barcelona suffered a record loss of €481 million for the 2020-21 fiscal year.

In August, Barca chairman Joan Laporta opened up about the “very distant financial situation”. By confirming that the club has a debt of 1.35 billion euros ever.

The summary of their accounts at the end of the 2020-21 season shows the club’s revenue dropped to a record 26 per cent, or 224 million euros, from the previous year. citing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is the main reason

Barca say the estimated impact from the coronavirus is 181 million euros, mainly due to the stadium’s inability to open. and other facilities of the team

Operating expenses rose 19 per cent to €1.136 billion. The club’s all-time high. Meanwhile, revenue from the sale of players was 56 million euros, a decrease of 92 million euros.

Barcelona A 26% decrease in revenue compared to 2019-2020

Revenues reached € 631m, i.e. 26% less than in 2019-2020 (€ 855m) and 24% less than the estimated budget established upstream of the 2020-2021 season.

For the 2021-2022 financial year, and while Barça is in sixth place in La Liga and is last in its Champions League group after two meetings, the Catalan club is preparing to present to the assembly of socios on October 17 a budget providing for a profit of 5 million euros at the end of the season.

The Blaugrana club hope to obtain revenues of up to € 765m, or 21% more than last season. Thanks to the gradual reopening of the club’s facilities. Including the Camp Nou and the official shops.

FC Barcelona also plans operating expenses of 784 M € “With a significant reduction in the sports wage bill (-31 %) », thanks to the departures of big salaries like Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann this summer and the efforts of other players still present at the club.