News of FC Barcelona’s billion dollars in revenues circles the globe
The international media highlight FC Barcelona’s achievement as the first sports club in history to surpass $1bn in annual revenues
When FC Barcelona presented the Club’s financial accounts on Tuesday, there was one figure that stuck out — $1.05bn. That’s right, you read that correctly. The Catalan Club earned 10 figures in revenues for the 2017/2018 fiscal year, making it the first sports club to ever do so.
Not surprisingly, the global media were quick to pick up on the milestone, with prestigious international news organizations touting the feat almost in unison.
Reuters went with the headline: "Barcelona break billion dollar revenue barrier." The Sun, however,employed a dash of hyperbole to capture the magnitude of the event just right: "BARCA'S BILLION. Barcelona are first ever $1bn sports club as staggering revenue figures are announced. The La Liga giants smashed their target of reaching the $1bn mark four years earlier than anticipated."
Asia and Oceania
The big news also extended across the world's biggest continent and out the edges of the South Pacific, where three other major news outlets echoed the AP piece —The Indian Express, the Hong Kong edition of China Daily, and Australia's The Daily Examiner. Another Indian outlet, News18, sourced the Reuters story.