Gers re­turn boosts Scots into top 10

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in the 2016/17 UEFA Cham­pi­ons League con­trib­uted €32m (£28m), more than the amount dis­trib­uted across all 12 clubs from the Scot­tish leagues’ own broad­cast rev­enues in 2016/17.

“Ag­gre­gate match day and com­mer­cial rev­enues both in­creased by over 40 per cent, as Rangers par­tic­i­pa­tion in the top di­vi­sion for the first time since the 2011/12 sea­son, helped to drive the top di­vi­sion of the SPFL back into the top ten rev­enue gen­er­at­ing leagues in Europe.”

English foot­ball re­mains the rich­est league in the world with record rev­enue of £4.5 bil­lion dur­ing the same pe­riod – ahead of Spain, Ger­many and Italy and France.

The con­ti­nent’s big five gen­er­ated a to­tal of £12.6 bil­lion, an an­nual in­crease of 9 per cent.

The Turk­ish top flight comes in at sixth in the list with earn­ings of £643 mil­lion, while Scot­land are also joined in the top ten by Rus­sia, the Nether­lands and Aus­tria.

The English Cham­pi­onship gen­er­ated £720 mil­lion, while League One clubs brought in £146 mil­lion.

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