The importance of playing on the European stage is highlighted by the revenue banked by Roma.
Sometimes we wonder if it is good for Roma to participate in the Champions League even if their chances to bring the trophy at home are very little. The answer is a big YES.
Nowadays, the European competitions bring to the clubs visibility and money, two necessary things on which companies can develop their strategic business plans.
As reported by Swiss Ramble (@SwissRamble), a meticulous financial analyst who reviews financial statements of football clubs, the giallorossi made €225 million in TV revenue from the European competitions. The period under consideration is from the season 2013-14 to 2017-18.
This is a remarkable sum for Pallotta‘s club as they have only qualified for Europe in the last four season.
The only Italian team that did better than the Lupi is Juventus. In the same period under observation, Agnelli‘s side made €404m. Roma, though, have earned far more than Napoli €170m, Lazio €54m, and AC Milan €50m.
Swiss Rumble has also explained that the qualification to the Champions League will always be required for Roma to keep up with their management costs. The construction of a new stadium (Stadio della Roma), as planned by President Pallotta, seems to be the necessary step to increase revenues and make a decisive step forward to enter the football elite.