AC Milan and Inter face off tomorrow with the Supercoppa Italiana the target for both sides, and Sky have done a comparison on the two teams from an economic standpoint.
Sky used Football Benchmark data (via MilanNews) to compare the two sides on various metrics, starting with the revenues where the distance between the two sides has been decreasing sharply.
In the 2021-22 season Inter earned €322m, while Milan on the other hand got €269m, but as a point of comparison the gap was much wider in the 2018-19 year when the Nerazzuri earned €366m, while the Rossoneri were at €214m.
Five years ago, the net financial result of Inter was -€18m and Milan hit -€126m, but in the 2020-21 year Milan ‘overtook’ their rivals by getting to -€67m, while the Nerazzurri are at -€140m.
For Inter, personnel costs shot up in the 2020-21 season from €198m to €262m, while the figure for Milan remained rather stable (from a minimum of €150m in the 2017-18 season to a maximum of €185m in the following year). In the 2021-22 season, the Nerazzurri were at €248m, with the Rossoneri at €170m.
Sky then also made a comparison of the two Milanese clubs in terms of the transfer market over the past five year.
➤ Milan: 136 signings, 129 sales, negative balance of €275.03m.
➤ Inter: 208 signings, 204 sales, negative balance of €47.61m. Included are the sales of Lukaku to Chelsea and Hakimi to PSG which clearly softened the negative balance of the Nerazzurri.
Milan: 6 signings, 5 sales, negative balance of €36.62m
Inter: 6 signings, 5 sales, negative balance of €31m
Finally, this is the comparison between the squads of Milan and Inter:
Players in squad: 32 for Milan and 28 for Inter
Average age: 26.3 for Milan and 27.7 for Inter
Number of foreign players: 26 for Milan and 17 for Inter
Percentage of foreign players: 81.3% for Milan and 60.7% Inter
Number of national team players: 18 for and 14 for Inter.