The 2019-2020 season will have dealt a very big blow to Belgian professional clubs. If the Licensing Commission confirms that no club has violated the rules of financial fair play, its record on the economy of Belgian clubs is chilling.
We discover that, of the 21 Belgian professional clubs, only 6 draw a positive financial report from last season. Genk dominates this ranking with a bonus of nearly 29 million euros, followed by Brugge and its 25 million euros in profits. Despite the closed door and the other effects of the health crisis, the assessment was drawn up last August. Charleroi, Ostend and Mechelen are the other clubs in the green.
The rest is a veritable avalanche of losses. Mouscron thus lost 3.1 million euros. The Standard even peaks at 7 million euros in losses. But the worst operation is to be put to the head of Anderlecht, whose financial situation is already known. In one season, Anderlecht accumulated 34 million euros in losses, 9 more than the previous season. Antwerp, penultimate, is -15 million euros.
A real disaster for the economy of these football clubs.