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Man Utd Retain Top Spot In ‘Money League’

Man Utd Retain Top Spot In ‘Money League’

by | 23rd January 2018

Manchester United have topped the table of the world’s 20 richest football clubs for the second year in a row, and 10th time overall, says Deloitte.

 

It is the 10th time United have topped Deloitte’s list, with a revenue in 2016/17 of 676 million euros ($828 million, £593 million).

 

United on Monday confirmed the signing of Chile striker Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in a deal which is expected to make him the Premier League’s highest-paid player.

 

Its Football Money League, based on season 2016-17, also shows the combined revenues of the 20 clubs has risen 6% to €7.9bn (£6.97bn), a new record.

 

United’s Europa League victory was crucial to their financial performance, with Real Madrid‘s figures boosted by winning the Champions League and their Spanish league triumph.

 

Real Madrid, which held top spot for 11 years, were second and Barcelona third.

 

There were a record 10 English Premier League clubs in the top 20. The number in the top 30 was up from 12 to 14.

 

The list only looks at revenues accrued and does not take into account club debts.

 

This year’s battle for first place was the closest yet, with just €1.7m separating Manchester United and Real Madrid.

 

The Soccerex Football Finance 100 ranked the world’s top teams based on both their playing and fixed assets, money in the bank, owner potential investment and debt.

 

Deloitte Football Money League– 2016-2017 revenue

 

Note: The first figure in brackets is the club’s position in 2015-2016 and the second is their revenue in that period.

 

1. (1) Manchester United 676.3 million euros (689 mln euros)

 

2. (3) Real Madrid 674.6 (620.1)

 

3. (2) FC Barcelona 648.3 (620.2)

 

4. (4) Bayern Munich 587.8 (592)

 

5. (5) Manchester City 527.7 (524.9)

 

6. (7) Arsenal 487.6 (468.5)

 

7. (6) Paris Saint-Germain 486.2 (520.9)

 

8. (8) Chelsea 428 (447.4)

 

9. (9) Liverpool 424.2 (403.8)

 

10. (10) Juventus 405.7 (338.9)

 

11. (12) Tottenham Hotspur 355.6 (279.7)

 

12. (11) Borussia Dortmund 332.6 (283.9)

 

13. (13) Atlético de Madrid 272.5 (228.6)

 

14. (20) Leicester City 271.1 (172.1)

 

15. (19) Internazionale 262.1 (179.2)

 

16. (14) Schalke 04 230.2 (224.5)

 

17. (18) West Ham United 213.3 (192.3)

 

18. (n/a) Southampton 212.1 (166.2)

 

19. (n/a) Napoli 200.7 (144.2)