Real Madrid came out on top in the football rich list for the 10th year in a row. Compiled by Deloitte, the list takes into account revenues earned by each club from January to December, but does not take into account debts.
Manchester United moved up the list to second place from fourth, this despite having their worst season since the Premier League (and the big money) began. If United are able to secure Champions League football for next season, it seems unlikely anybody will be able to match them, particularly as their new kit deal with Adidas dwarves that of Real Madrid by the entire value of Liverpool Football Club ($500million).
The remaining places in the top five went to Bayern Munich, Barcelona and PSG.
Five English clubs made it into the top 10, with Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool coming just ahead of Juventus, and three other English teams (Tottenham, Newcastle and Everton) made it inside the top 20.
The top 20 was made up entirely of the “big five” European leagues – England, Italy, Spain, Germany and France – with the exception of Turkish side Galatasasray, and the total year-on-year increase in revenue across the top 20 rose by 14% to a staggering €6.2 billion.
The top 10 reads like this:
(Amounts are denominated in Euros)
- Real Madrid 549.5m
- Man Utd 518m
- Bayern Munich 487.5m
- Barcelona 484.6m
- Paris Saint Germain 474.2m
- Manchester City 414.4m
- Chelsea 387.9m
- Arsenal 359.3m
- Liverpool 305.9m
- Juventus 279.4m