Spanish giants Real Madrid make it 11 years running as the highest earners – whilst Manchester United slip a place since last year.
- Premier League clubs are generating more revenue than ever
- Manchester United set to return to the top of the league next year
- English league the only one with more than five teams in the top 30
- Italy follow English league with 5 teams in top 30
Financial powerhouse Deloitte have released their latest set of figures in their Deloitte Football Money League. The annual report charts world football’s richest teams.
This year the stand out financial news, is that Premier League clubs are dominating football financially.
Whilst Spain’s Real Madrid top the charts followed by Barcelona, there is only one other Spanish club in the top 20 – Atletico de Madrid. Meanwhile there are 5 English clubs in the top 10, 9 in the top 20 and a record 17 in the top 30.
Top Ten Richest Clubs
1. Real Madrid: €577m
2. Barcelona: €560.8m
3. Man Utd: €519.5m
4. Paris Saint Germain; €480.8m
5. Bayern Munich: €474m
6. Manchester City: €463.5m
7. Arsenal: €435.5m
8. Chelsea: €420m
9. Liverpool: €391.8m
10. Juventus: €323.9m
Source: Deloitte, revenues for 2014-15 season.
The findings of the report are based on the “big five” European leagues. After England, Italy contribute the most clubs next with four in the top twenty, then; Germany three, Spain three and France one.
Chart toppers Real Madrid with a revenue of €577m, saw growth of €27.5m compared to last season.
Other highlights include:
- PSG have moved up to 4th place thanks to their run in the Champions League
- Bayern Munich fall from 3rd to 5th, their lowest position since 2006-07
- Although Manchester United fell one place, they remain the highest-grossing Premier League club, earning €519.5m
Manchester United were the only club to feature in the top 10 who did not qualify for the Champions League last season, proof of the club’s financial power.
Manchester United are forecast to take the top spot in the list next year, which would make it the first time in over a decade.
The rise to prominence is because United’s bank balance will be bloated by the £75m-a-year, 10-year kit deal adidas which began at the start of this season. Plus an additional bounty of £53m-a-year, thanks to an agreement with Chevrolet.