Everyone knows Premier League clubs are pretty flush with cash.
But this loaded? Wowza.
A report released by Deloitte on Thursday looked at the revenues for the 2014-15 season and has listed the top 30 clubs on the planet in terms of revenue generated.
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With the huge TV and commercial deals on offer, there’s no surprise that the Premier League is dominating the list but the fact that only the three newly promoted teams to the PL this season — Watford, Bournemouth and Norwich City — failed to make the top 30 proves just how valuable being a part of England’s top-flight is.
A record nine Premier League teams are in the top 20, generating $3.25 billion between them.
For the 11th-straight season Real Madrid lead the way and reigning European champions Barcelona move up to second place with Manchester United the highest-ranked PL club in third, and for the first time the top three each recorded revenue levels of over $540 million. Paris Saint-Germain’s commercial arm continues to grow with the French champions rising to fourth-place, while Bayern Munich drop to fifth.
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However, an overall trend is prevalent in this list with PL clubs littered throughout and plenty on the rise.
United ($557.5 million in revenue last season) lead the way and are expected to overtake Real next season thanks to plenty of new commercial deals kicking in during the 2015-16 campaign and a return to the UEFA Champions League, while Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool come in sixth to ninth spots. Tottenham Hotspur (12), Newcastle United (17), Everton (18) and West Ham United (20) round off the nine PL reps in the top 20.
A list of the top 30 largest moneymaking teams on the planet can be seen below (with their revenue amounts in parenthesis) as the PL’s financial dominance is clear for all to see.
- Real Madrid ($625.3 million)
- Barcelona ($607 million)
- Manchester United ($557.5 million)
- Paris Saint-Germain ($520.4 million)
- Bayern Munich ($513.1 million)
- Manchester City ($501.5 million)
- Arsenal ($471.4 million)
- Chelsea ($454.4 million)
- Liverpool ($423.9 million)
- Juventus ($350.6 million)
- Borussia Dortmund ($303.7 million)
- Tottenham Hotspur ($278.6 million)
- Schalke 04 ($237.8 million)
- AC Milan ($215.4 million)
- Atletico Madrid ($202.4 million)
- AS Roma ($195.2 million)
- Newcastle United ($183.2 million)
- Everton ($178.7 million)
- Inter Milan ($178.3 million)
- West Ham United ($174.1 million)
- Galatasaray ($172.1 million)
- Southampton ($161.7 million)
- Aston Villa ($161 million)
- Leicester City ($148.5 million)
- Sunderland ($143.8 million)
- Swansea City ($143.7 million)
- Stoke City ($141.6 million)
- Crystal Palace ($141.5 million)
- West Bromwich Albion ($137 million)
- Napoli ($135.8 million)