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FFA reports first loss since 2011

AAP reports that Soccer’s national governing body posted a small deficit of $387,000 in Steven Lowy’s first year as chairman.

The chief earner for the organisation among $103.5 million of incoming funding in 2015 was the $42 million paid for broadcasting rights. However, there was an almost $4 million drop in sponsorship revenues while Gate reciepts dropped almost $1.8 million.

The biggest outgoing was $32.1 million in grants, including $2.5 million paid out to each A-League club.

  • Revenue: $103,519,000 (down from 162 million in 2015, mostly income from the Asian Cup)
  • Broadcast Revenue (including contra): $42,683,000 (up from $42,523,000)
  • Sponsorship Revenue: $21,830,000 (down from $25,557,000)
  • Gate Reciepts: $8,146,000 (down from $9,933,000)


The 2016 Annual Report can be found here. More details can be found in the 2016 Review here.



Jason Lassey

Ive been collecting and publishing Sports related crowd, financial, and ratings data here and on twitter for about 12 years.

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