Barcelona are triumphant in the La Liga television broadcast revenue too, edging out the league champions Real Madrid.
Barcelona has banked a record $173.2 million (€146.2m) from their share in the La Liga TV revenues for the 2016-17 season. This is a gain of $7.48 million over their last year’s earning under the same head.
La Liga Champions Real Madrid, who had suffered a 2-3 defeat in the exciting El Clasico duel with traditional rivals Barcelona, are paid $169.12 million (€140.1m).
Clubs performance over the past seasons forms the basis for revenue share. The method has resulted in bigger gains for Barcelona in spite of a better season for Real Madrid. The Catalan club has been the La Liga champion in 2015-16, 2014-15 and 2012-13.
La Liga has distributed a total of $1.505 billion (€1.2467bn) to its 20 clubs. The figure for the 2015-16 season was $1.49 billion (€1.237bn).
Among others, Atlético Madrid have bagged $119.75 million (€99.2m) while Athletic Bilbao emerged richer by 85.71 million (€71m), according to a sportbusiness.com report.
Alavés and Leganés with receipts of $47.44 million (€39.3m) each were the clubs to get the minimum revenue share from the TV rights.
La Liga’s will sing a new media rights deal from the 2019-20 season. The league is expecting an annual deal of $1.57 billion (€1.3bn) for the domestic rights and $1.21 billion (€1bn) for the overseas rights.