Real is the richest in the world; Red Devils comes second
The Spanish giants have been named as the worlds richest club for the tenth year in succession. They are followed by Manchester United in the second position.
The money league, compiled by Deloitte, sees Real established as the world’s richest club with revenues of 459.5 million, while United moved from fourth to second in the list on 433.2 million.
German champions Bayern Munich are third on 407.7 million, while Real Madrid’s fierce rivals Barcelona are fourth with £405.2million.
The money league sees Manchester City (346.5 million) remain in sixth position behind Paris St Germain (396.5 million), with Chelsea (324.4 million) and Arsenal (300.5 million) sustaining their seventh and eighth places.
Liverpool are up to ninth from 12th place with 255.8 million. Almost half of the top 30 richest clubs are now made up of Premier League sides and that figure may increase in the future due to the significant increase in the broadcasting deals.
Manchester United may have had their worst season on the pitch for two decades last year after they finished seventh in the league, but they have reclaimed second spot in the list. Also Manchester United may edge Real at the top of the list if they can regain their Champions League status this time around.
According to ESPN, Dan Jones, partner in the sports business group at Deloitte, said: “Manchester United’s commercial growth continues to yield record-breaking deals. If the club can regain their Champions League status for the 2015-16 season, there is a strong possibility they will also regain top spot in our money league for that season.”
The report highlights the decline of Italian clubs in terms of finances during the last decade. In 2001 Italy had five clubs in the top 10. But now, only Juventus, remain there in 10th position with 233.6 million.
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