Javier Tebas is in Vila-real for the "La Liga Promises" tournament, a youth competition which began yesterday with an all-star match at our new Sports City complex (the Pamesa one used by CD Roda, not the one where the mini Estadi is and the B team play).
AS interviewed him and also published the results for the TV distribution in 2015-16 (this includes everything, even the miniscule moneys from the Copa del Rey) and also published projections for 2016-2017.
The link to last year's total is here. They show Villarreal as having received €41.7million in TV moneys; this is in line with earlier estimates. By way of comparison, Valencia and Sevilla each received €53.8m; Athletic Club €47.9m; Malaga and Real Sociedad around €39m.
Projected 2016-17 numbers are Athletic Club €71m, Valencia €69m, Sevilla €66m, Villarreal €62m, Malaga €56.3m, Real Sociedad €55.6m. Even the bottom club, Eibar, gets what Villarreal got last year, so as you can see the "rising tide is lifting all boats".
AS have also published the projections of La Liga TV money for next year as new 'fairer' deal kicks in. pic.twitter.com/8X7t3TVqGM— Colin Millar (@Millar_Colin) June 3, 2016
These numbers are a little different than those published earlier but are probably more accurate, though the methodology used to calculate them is not given. One interesting point is that in 2015-16 we ranked sixth, just ahead of Athletic Club, in the "sporting results" category, but only 11th in the "implantation social"--that category that takes into account fan support, attendance, season ticket sales, etc.
That last doesn't matter too much, because this is basically the catch-all used to make sure Barcelona and Real Madrid don't lose money under the new deal compared to the old one (though you'll notice in 2015-16, they still had to adjust everyone else down to get Madrid and Barca to the €140m figure that they required to agree to the deal). It appears that in 2016-17 that adjustment isn't necessary.
The big winner is Atleti, who go from €69m in 2015-16 to €100m in 2016-17.
Let's not cry for Barcelona; their new kit deal brings in €100m or more every year. This is an area where the big two still dominate--wasn't it amazing to see Sevilla playing IN THE EUROPA LEAGUE FINAL without sponsors on their shirts? Speaking of sponsors, Celta Vigo, who have been sponsored by Citroen (who have a big car plant in Vigo) since forever--well, 1985--annonced this week that deal is ending. No idea why or who will replace them.
And Javi Mata posted a photo on his twitter feed of a lot of Joma boxes sitting outside one of the buildings at the Villarreal complex, so it appears they will be our new shirt manufacturer (this is in line with what I was told last month):
Pareix que lo de Joma ja va de veres. pic.twitter.com/1RHsrO7pqg— Javi Mata (@javimatagil) May 31, 2016