Hull City have been England’s fifth most profitable football club since the start of the 2014-15 season.
A report from Vysyble shows that the Tigers have recorded profits of £48.21million between the 2014-15 and 2018-19 campaigns, with only four Premier League clubs earning more profit in that time.
During that time, City have competed in the qualification rounds of the Europa League and enjoyed two top-flight seasons. In recent transfer windows, they have also recruited younger players and loans as part of a shrewd and long-term transfer strategy.
City's accounts have been boosted by a number of high-profile sales such as Harry Maguire, Robert Snodgrass, Sam Clucas and Jake Livermore, but especially by the parachute payments from the Premier League which they received for their participation in the division during the 2016-17 campaign. However, those payments stopped at the start of this season.
Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Leicester City and Burnley were the four clubs to have posted larger profits than the Tigers over that period. Spurs’ and Liverpool’s finances will have been significantly boosted having faced one another during the 2018-19 Champions League final.
Chelsea, Aston Villa, Manchester City, Fulham and Manchester United were the five biggest losers over that time, with Frank Lampard’s side posting losses of over £380million.