Gers return boosts Scots into top 10
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.