Real reigns, Manchester United rises, entire Premier League fits into Top 40 revenue-earning clubs in world

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Manchester United’s Premier League revival act has been matched in the Deloitte Money League, but they still trail the reigning UEFA Champions League title holders.

The list is based on money made in a given season, with this year’s results tracking 2013-14. Real Madrid is No. 1, followed by United, with the Top Five remaining the same. Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain round out the bunch.

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England takes over from there, with Premier League clubs placing sixth through ninth. Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool are there, with Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United and Everton also in the Top 20.

From the BBC:

Meanwhile, broadcast rights deals pushed the entire Premier League into the wider top 40 highest earning clubs.

“The Premier League’s new broadcast deals have translated into big revenue increases across the English top flight,” said Austin Houlihan, senior manager at Deloitte.

“In fact, every Premier League club reported record revenues in 2013-14.”

Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Napoli, Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan, Schalke, Inter Milan and Galatasaray are among the other clubs in the Top 20.

Deloitte predicted the emergence of Newcastle and Everton last year, but expected West Ham to barge into the Top 20. It’s good to be in England.