Deloitte Reveals Top 10 Richest Football Clubs In The World

The 2016-17 Deloitte Football Money League rankings have been announced and as expected, five Premier League clubs have made their way into the top 10!

English club Manchester United have yet again been named as the highest revenue generating football club in the world for record 10th time followed by La Liga giants Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.

Here's the Top 10 list –

10. JUVENTUS (Italy) – £255.1m


The Italian champions have been in a very profitable partnership with automobile giants Jeep and their shirt sponsors sold over 1.5 million jerseys last season as reported by The Mirror.

Their marketing juggernaut, coupled with an appearance in the UEFA Champions League final lead to a good boost in income last season.

9. LIVERPOOL (England) – £302m


Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool secured ninth place for the third consecutive year with the Anfield club confirming their status in the top 4 of the Premier League last season.

However, it is expected that their revenues will see a considerable rise next year when Anfield returns to its full capacity after a planned renovation.

8. CHELSEA (England) – £334.6m


The defending Premier League champions, Chelsea, are owned by one of the richest men in Russia, Roman Abramovich, who has an estimated wealth of around £5.8 billion.

However, in the past few years, he has suffered some financial losses which are still affecting Chelsea's accounting books this season. 

Stamford Bridge will be expanding after renovation next season which will see a growth in overall income gradually.

7. ARSENAL (England) – £350.4m


Visiting the Emirates to watch a match would mean buying the most expensive matchday ticket in world football and that is what has kept the Gunners in the top 10 this year.

If you want to purchase a season ticket to watch Arsene Wenger's side, you have to shell out £1014.

6. PSG (France) – £389.6m


This would be the first time since Paris Saint-Germain have dropped out of the top 5 richest clubs in the world since they were bought by Qatar Sports Investments for €120m in 2011.

The Parisians were fourth in this list last season and have seen their value depreciate over the course of one year. 

5. MANCHESTER CITY (England) – £392.6m


This is the first time the Blue side of Manchester see themselves in the top 5 richest clubs in the world. Owned by the Abu Dhabi group, City announced themselves in Europe when they reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League in the 2015-16 season.

With the Premier League most likely coming to the blue side of Manchester, expect City to rake in the money in the near future.

4. BAYERN MUNICH (Germany) – £442.7m


Bundesliga's Bavarian giants Bayern Munich have registered a massive 25% rise in income over last season after they won their 25th Bundesliga title as well as the DFB-Pokal Cup.

The most successful club in Germany has been very consistent in their performances domestically as well as in Europe and continue to grow at a steady pace.

3. REAL MADRID (Spain) – £463.8m (Tied 2nd)


The Los Blancos saw a massive increase in their earnings as they won their 11th major European title.

There is a mere fraction of a difference in income between Real Madrid and Barcelona. The Madrid club raked in £96.5m from matchday revenues, £170.3m in broadcasting revenue and a massive £197m from commercial gains.

2. FC BARCELONA (Spain) – £463.8 (Tied 2nd)


The Blaugrana saw their revenue grow 11% last season which was majorly driven by commercial deals and higher attendance at the Nou Camp.

Apart from that, their stadium was also used for non-footballing events which also raked in quite a lot of cash for Barcelona. 

Their matchday revenue contributed to £90.8m, broadcasting gains raked in  £151.6m whereas commercial gains shot up to £221.4m   

1. MANCHESTER UNITED (England) – £515.3m


Manchester United reclaimed their number number one spot in being the most richest club in the world. The Red Devils earned a total revenue of  £515.3m, more than any football club in world football.

The major driving factor that fuelled United's growth is their partnership with Adidas. That, coupled with winning the Europa League and qualifying for the Champions League has added on to the financial prowess of the Red Devils.

United earned a massive £272.1m from their commercial deals whereas broadcasting and matchday revenue contributed to the rest.


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