Chelsea incurred 121.3 million kilos (USD 148.65 million) loss for 2021-22 on account of “extraordinary expenses”. The membership blamed the sanctions on former proprietor Roman Abramovich.
UPDATED: Mar 28, 2023 07:08 IST
Chelsea have incurred 121.3 million kilos. (AP Photo)
By India Today Sports Desk: Chelsea incurred 121.3 million kilos (USD 148.65 million) loss for 2021-22 on account of “extraordinary expenses”. The Premier League membership blamed the sanctions on former proprietor Roman Abramovich.
Abramovich was pressured to place Chelsea on sale in March final yr owing to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The UK authorities’s sanctions on Abramovich additional sophisticated the sale.
Subsequently, Chelsea have been denied to promote tickets, which led to a lack of income. The London-based membership’s operational spend was additionally curtailed because of the authorities’s restrictions till the sale was accomplished in May.
Chelsea in an announcement stated that the restrictions impacted the membership financially within the present yr after getting into into new contractual preparations.
“During this period, the club was restricted in a number of areas including, but not limited to, its ability to sell matchday and season tickets, sell merchandise, accept event bookings, as well as sign contracts with players and commercial sponsorship partners, which collectively resulted in extraordinary expenses and loss of revenue,” Chelsea stated.
“Furthermore, some of these limitations are also expected to have an impact on the financials in the following years due to the long-term impact from restrictions on entering into new contractual arrangements.”
Chelsea, whose one of many house owners is Todd Boehly, added that their turnover elevated from 434.9 million kilos to 481.3 million kilos final yr on account of industrial income as followers returned to stadiums after the Covid-19 pandemic. Chelsea’s industrial income additionally went as much as 177.1 million kilos, because of sponsorship income.
“The higher revenue was offset by increased operating expenses, including matchday and non-matchday costs that resulted from resumed operations and increased staff costs,” the membership added.
“The above contributed to the group recording a loss before player impairments and one-off expenses of 26.6 million pounds for the year ended 30 June 2022, and an overall net loss of 121.3 million pounds.
“Despite the loss within the yr and the working challenges because of the sanctions, the membership continues to adjust to UEFA and Premier League monetary laws.”
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Mar 28, 2023