Deloitte has released their annual Football Money League report for 2019, and Real Madrid have surpassed Manchester United as the richest club in the world.
Los Blancos recorded revenues of €750.9m (£674.6m), and their El Classico counterparts, Barcelona have also risen ahead of the Red Devils, with revenues themselves of €690.4m (£600.4m). Manchester United’s revenue fell around €10m from the previous year, meaning that their 2018 total was €666m (£579.2m). The totals are based off the 2017-18 season.
This is the first time since the 2014-15 season that the Spanish giants have been in the first two positions in the list. Despite this, a record six English teams were in the top 10.
Dan Jones, head of Deloitte’s sports business group, said: “Real Madrid’s outstanding financial performance in 2017-18 is built on their long history of success on the pitch, most recently three consecutive Champions League titles.
“This has enabled the club to continue to drive commercial revenue as the appetite to partner with Europe’s most successful clubs remains stronger than ever.”
Top 20 richest clubs in the world
- Real Madrid (€750.9m), Spain
- Barcelona (€690.4m), Spain
- Manchester United (€666m), England
- Bayern Munich (€629.2m), Germany
- Manchester City (€569.4m), England
- Paris Saint-Germain (€541.7m), France
- Liverpool (€513.7m), England
- Chelsea (€505.7m), England
- Arsenal (€439.2m), England
- Tottenham Hotspurs (€394.9m), England
- Juventus (€394.9m), Italy
- Borussia Dortmund (€317.2m), Germany
- Atletico de Madrid (€304.4m), Spain
- FC Internazionale Milano (€280.8m), Italy
- AS Roma (€250m), Italy
- Schalke 04 (€243.8m), Germany
- Everton (€212.9m), England
- AC Milan (€207.7m), Italy
- Newcastle (€201.5m), England
- West Ham United (€197.9m), England