Real Madrid richest club: Spain reigns on England’s parade

Spain and Sergio Aragones put the kibosh on the Three Lions, 1-0 and Steve McLaren had to hear it from the crowd.
Meanwhile Deloitte’s Football Money League shows that Man Utd has slipped to fourth place in the world’s richest clubs. Real Madrid still ranks first, with Barca behind, and Juventus rounding up the top three. There are eight English clubs in the top 20 but only Arsenal moves ahead in the current rankings. Hamburg, West Ham, Celtics, and Benfica make it to the list this year.
More highlights:
* The Deloitte Football Money League shows the total revenue of the world’s Top 20 clubs is now over €3.3 billion
* Real Madrid stays ahead of the competition with total revenue of £202m (€ 292m),
* Barcelona are this year’s biggest movers, up four places to second place completing a top two for Spanish clubs.
* Manchester United, who had headed the first eight editions of the Deloitte Football Money League, is the highest of eight Premiership clubs in the top 20.
The reasons why La Liga has taken the lead:
In the case of Barcelona and Real Madrid, it’s the big TV deals particularly help. They’re able to sell their TV rights individually, they don’t sell collectively with the league. But those clubs have also done very well on other areas of their business, so Real Madrid and Barcelona both had new presidencies in the last few years. Real Madrid have taken a Galactica strategy, recruiting high-profile players, developing their commercial revenues. Barcelona have taken a more rounded approach, developing income across the business.
The rich list
05-06 04-05
1 (1) Real Madrid €292.2m €275.7m
2 (6) Barcelona 259.1 207.9
3 (4) Juventus 251.2 229.4
4 (2) Man United 242.6 246.4
5 (3) Milan 238.7 234.0
6 (5) Chelsea 221.0 220.8
7 (9) Inter 206.6 177.2
8 (7) Bayern M 204.7 189.5
9 (10) Arsenal 192.4 171.3
10 (8) Liverpool 176 181.2
11 (15) Lyon 127.7 92.9
12 (11) Roma 127 131.8
13 (12) Newcastle 124.3 128.9
14 (14) Schalke 04 122.9 97.4
15 (13) Tottenham 107.2 104.5
16 (n/a) Hamburg 101.8 n/a
17 (17) Man City 89.4 90.1m
18 (n/a) Rangers 88.5 n/a
19 (n/a) West Ham 60.1 n/a
20 (n/a) Benfica 58.8 n/a
Previous place in parentheses

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