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.
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”.