Deloitte Football Money League 2011: The World’s Top 20 Richest Clubs

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Real Madrid have topped the league table of the world’s 20 richest football clubs for the sixth straight year, according to Deloitte.

Its Football Money League, based on season 2009-10, also said the combined revenues of the 20 clubs had passed 4bn euros (£3.8bn) for the first time.

Real’s arch-rivals Barcelona retained second spot in the list, ahead of Manchester United who remain third.

Manchester City were the biggest climbers, up from 20th to 11th place.

Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool were fifth, sixth and eighth respectively.

Seven of the top 20 in Deloitte’s table were from England, the other three being Manchester City (11th), Tottenham Hotspur (12th), and Aston Villa (20th).

All the 20 clubs represented are from the “big five” European leagues, with Germany contributing four clubs, Italy four, Spain three and France two.

In a further sign of a financial hierarchy at the top of the European game, the same 10 clubs populated the top 10 places in the Money League for the second successive year.


So there you have it. Spanish club’s still lead the way in terms of this rich list, how long before Man City start pushing their way up the table!

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