On Thursday evening, The General Assembly of Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht approved the annual financial report for the past 2022-2023 season. Despite the disappointing sporting performances in the Jupiler Pro League, RSCA managed to significantly increase the total revenues and surpassed the 100 million euro mark. The operational result improved by over 24 million euros, while the overall salary mass continued to decrease.
The 2022-2023 season was marked by contrasts. RSC Anderlecht reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa Conference League, but the poor season start in the Jupiler Pro League could not be erased. Despite missing the playoffs, RSC Anderlecht continued on the path to make the club structurally financially healthy again and prepare it for a solid future.
First of all, the 2022-2023 season was marked by a significant increase in total revenues. Compared to the 2021-2022 season (€78,478,888.68), the club saw revenues increase by 29 percent to €101,241,211.82. On the sports side, the transfers of Sergio Gomez (Manchester City) and Julien Duranville (Borussia Dortmund) and the UEFA Europa Conference League revenues were the main factors. Commercial and operational income also increased, again despite missing the playoffs.
The company's total salary mass continued to decrease by about 4 percent to €54,676,824.77, despite the indexation of salaries for company staff and the impact of the new tax regulations for professional football players in Belgium. Operating costs rose about 10 percent to €32,402,026.83, mainly due to inflation in energy prices, the integration of our RSCA Futures into the Challenger Pro League as well as the costs associated with European travel in the UEFA Europa Conference League, among others.
Despite some exceptional costs, the club records a considerable increase in operating result of €24M euros. With -€2,956,969.52 (Earnings Before Interest and Tax), the club has set a result that is about 89 percent better than the -€27,355,103.59 of the 2021-2022 season. The final net result of -€6,114,201.50 is, at first glance, lower than that of 2021-2022 (€1,273,891.40), but that result was strongly influenced by the conditional waiver of debt by main shareholder Alychlo in the 2021-2022 season.
Thanks to the consistent implementation of our strategic plan and a strict but future-proof financial policy, RSC Anderlecht is also on track to close the 2023-2024 season with a better result. The club wishes to thank all employees, shareholders, supporters & partners for their unwavering support over the past years.