May 26, 2017

Manchester United now world’s richest club

Manchester United now world’s richest club

Manchester United have regained the top spot in the Deloitte rich list from Real Madrid with record revenue of £515.3m for the 2015-16 season. Having topped the Football Money League for 11 consecutive seasons, Real posted revenue of £463.8m to slip down to third behind Barcelona, despite winning the Champions League.

Leicester City, the Premier League champions, are one of eight English clubs to feature in the top 20 having generated combined revenues of nearly £2.4bn.

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Manchester City, fifth with £392.6m, have seen their revenue rise by more than £100m from 2014-15, while Arsenal (£350.4m), Chelsea (£334.6m) and Liverpool (£302m) are seventh to ninth respectively. Tottenham Hotspur (12th with £209.2m), West Ham United (18th with £143.8m) and Leicester (20th with £128.7m) complete the list of Premier League clubs in the top 20.

It is United’s return to the top spot for the first time since 2003-04 which is most eye-catching after they broke the world transfer record in signing Paul Pogba from Juventus for £92m in August. Their revenue is the highest recorded by a football club and grew strongly across all three of the revenue categories – matchday, broadcast and commercial – compared with 2014-15. Read more 

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