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Real Madrid beat Barcelona and Manchester United to top money league

by Paddy Power Admin | January 24, 2013

January 24, 2013 -- Real Madrid – still the world’s richest football club for the eighth consecutive season– have become the first sports club to generate over €500m in a season, despite the recession, according to a report published by Deloitte. Graphic shows top 20 clubs by revenue, with breakdown of revenue and average match attendance

Real Madrid remain football’s biggest money-spinners for the eighth consecutive season. They have become the first sports club to generate more than €500m in a season according to a report published by Deloitte. It comes as Real manager Jose Mourinho, in a show of typical modesty, revealed he was offered the England manager’s job, in 2007.

This graphic (click to enlarge) shows football’s top 20 clubs by revenue, with breakdown of revenue and average match attendance for that club.

Barcelona were second with Manchester United in third as one of seven Premier League clubs in the top 20, which includes Newcastle United.

Manchester City rose five places to seventh as their revenues increased by 51 percent from the previous season.

Overall, the revenue of the top 20 clubs in the list rose 10% to €4.8bn, according to the report.

Football’s money league 2011-12 (in euro)

  1. Real Madrid: Revenue: 512.6m
  2. Barcelona: 483m
  3. Man Utd: 395.9m
  4. Bayern Munich: 368.4m
  5. Chelsea: 322.6m
  6. Arsenal: 290.3m
  7. Man City: 285.6m
  8. AC Milan: 256.9m
  9. Liverpool: 233.2m
  10. Juventus: 195.4m

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