FC Barcelona overtakes rival Real Madrid CF as the World’s richest football club,according to Deloitte’s Football Money League.
(TOTAL: Matchday Revenue,Broadcasting Revenue and Commercial Revenue)
THE WORLD’S RICHEST CLUBS
(Deloitte’s Football Money League) Top 10:
1. Barcelona: £741.1m
2. Real Madrid: £667.5m
3. Manchester United: £627.1m
4. Bayern Munich: £581.8m
5. Paris Saint-Germain: £560.5m
6. Manchester City: £538.2m
7. Liverpool: £533.0m
8. Tottenham: £459.3m
9. Chelsea: £452.2m
10. Juventus: £405.2m
• Barcelona saw their revenue hit record levels by winning La Liga for the 8th time in 11 years and reaching the UCL semifinal. Off the pitch,their change in commercial strategy by bringing merchandizing and licensing operations in-house instead of farming them out to third parties helped boost their revenue.
• Real Madrid fell from top spot as their revenue grew just one percent in the first year without Cristiano Ronaldo,plus they finished 3rd in La Liga and reached only the UCL last 16.
• Manchester United are still England’s richest football club but could lose the status as Manchester City and Liverpool pose serious threat.
• Bayern Munich saw their revenue rise by winning 7 straight Bundesliga titles.
• PSG also saw increase in revenue. Won their 5th Ligue 1 title in 6 years.
• Manchester City won Back-to-back Premier league titles,plus domestic treble.
• Liverpool had Champions league glory last year and finished 2nd place behind City in the Premier league last season. The Reds saw increase in broadcast and commercial revenues.
• Tottenham is now the richest football club in London after overtaking Chelsea and Arsenal. All thanks to their UCL run to the final and move to their new stadium.
• Chelsea’s revenue remained virtually unchanged but saw drop in revenue by absence from UCL last season.
• Juventus saw massive increase in revenue after signing Cristiano Ronaldo,plus winning Serie A for the 8th time in a row. Ronaldo effect boosted the club’s brand image and merchandize sales.
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