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Man United Up To Second On Richest Club List

Piles of British PoundsDeloitte have released their 2014 Football Money League standings and while Real Madrid maintain their hold on first place, Manchester United have leapfrogged Bayern Munich and Barcelona and moved into second place after their revenues rose to £433.2m from £363.2m.

United’s rise is down to its rapid commercial growth, and with more deals announced this year they are expected to go from strength to strength despite the debt that remains from the 2005 Glazer takeover.

The list is dominated with Premier League clubs as Manchester City remain the second-richest English club, in sixth place globally behind Paris Saint Germain. League leaders Chelsea remain in seventh, ahead of Arsenal in eighth. Liverpool, no doubt buouyed by their return to the Champions League, rise from 12th place to ninth overtaking Juventus, Borussia Dortmund and AC Milan.

Thanks largely to the new broadcasting deals struck by the Premier League Newcastle United (19) and Everton (20) break into the top 20 for the first time while Spurs go up a place from 14th to 13th. In total English clubs make up five of the top 10 and eight of the top 20, more than any other country.

Dan Jones, partner at Deloitte’s Sports Business Group, said: “It was a very successful year for the North West clubs. No other region in the world has as many clubs in the top 20 and these clubs play a major role in the North West economy.

‘Last year Premier League clubs benefitted from much larger broadcast revenues thanks to the latest round of deals. The Premier League is currently undertaking its next round of sales of broadcast rights and with the market expectation that another significant increase will occur, it is likely that the Money League will have a strongly English appearance in the coming years.’

TOP 30 WEALTHIEST FOOTBALL CLUBS BY REVENUE (FOR 2013-14)
1. Real Madrid – £459.5m
2. Manchester United – £433.2m
3. Bayern Munich – £407.7m
4. Barcelona – £405.2m
5. Paris Saint-Germain – £396.5m
6. Manchester City – £346.5m
7. Chelsea – £324.4m
8. Arsenal – £300.5m
9. Liverpool – £255.8m
10. Juventus – £233.6m
11. Borussia Dortmund – £218.7m
12. AC Milan – £208.8m
13. Tottenham – £180.5m
14. Schalke 04 – £178.9m
15. Atletico Madrid – £142.1m
16. Napoli £137.8m
17. Inter Milan – £137.1m
18. Galatasaray – £135.4m
19. Newcastle United – £129.7m
20. Everton £120.5m
21. West Ham United – £105.3m
22. Aston Villa – £101.9m
23. Marseille – £100m
24. Roma – £97.7m
25. Southampton – £97.3
26. Benfica – £96.6
27. Sunderland – £95.7m
28. Hamburg – £92.2m
29. Swansea City – £90.5m
30. Stoke City – £90.1m

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