Ufa FC recognized as most profitable club in Russia
UFA, 15 August 2019. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
Clubs of the Russian Premier League published reports, which were analyzed by the oldest authoritative sports newspaper of the country «Sovetsky Sport». Thus, football managers learned to manage money better than before. Seven of the 16 RPL clubs completed the past year with a profit, and every third club began to consistently earn on players, without losing millions on the "stars" of football.
The publication prepared an infographic, which shows which clubs managed to finish last year with a profit. As a result, FC Ufa is the most profitable club in Russia with a wide gap from the others. It earned more than 428 million rubles — this is more than 40% of the club’s budget.
The financial success of the Ufa club is based on good work in the transfer market. The authoritative German Transfermarkt Agency notes that FC Ufa earned more than four million euros from the sales of players — despite the overall low cost of the team, this indicates successful personnel management decisions.
Meanwhile, Ufa is the least resorting to agent services in Russia. Thus, last year the Ufa club paid intermediaries only 8.6 million rubles, and, for example, the Moscow Spartak, paid about 700 million as such. This amount exceeded the size of the entire annual budget of FC Anji, Sovetsky Sport reports.