UEFA report: Financial Fair Play working, Real Madrid richest

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While it’s not a surprise that UEFA would trumpet the success of its own policy, it appears Financial Fair Play is working.

Combined club losses are down approximately $1.3 billion, from about $1.8 billion to just under $600 million. And according to a Sky Sports report, UEFA says FFP is to credit for the success.

The report also claims that Real Madrid remains the most successful club in terms of finances, good for a whopping $630 million in revenue last year.

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Completing the top four are Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Barcelona. No real surprises there.

So, do you buy it? That threatening punishment and putting a max on the amount of losses teams can take will lower the amount of losses teams are willing to take? Logic dictates, “Yes”.