Premier League Clubs Domiante List Of Top Ten Most Profitable Clubs
Forbes has released its list of the most profitable football club in the world for last season and the list is dominated by Premier League clubs, who occupied 5 of the 10 places.
Manchester United might be struggling on the field, but they dominate off it. During the 2014/2015 season, using June 2015 exchange rates, United made a £132 million profit, leading second-placed Real Madrid by a total of £20 million, as the Spanish giants earned £112 million.
The next three clubs are all Premier League ones, with Manchester City coming in third with a £91 million profit. Arsenal took in £85 million, while Liverpool took in £80 million.
Tottenham are ranked eight in this list, earning a £51 million profit. The Spurs are ranked behind Barcelona and Juventus, who took in £75 million and £56 million respectively.
Two German clubs fill out the top ten. Schalke 04 surprisingly beat champions Bayern Munich when it comes to making profits. Schalke took in £46 million, while Bayern took on “only” £41 million.
Interestingly last season’s Premier League champions Chelsea are not on the list while only one Serie A, Juventus, is included.
The top 10:
- Manchester United – £132 million
- Real Madrid – £112 million
- Manchester City – £91 million
- Arsenal – £85 million
- Liverpool – £80 million
- Barcelona – £75 million
- Juventus – £56 million
- Tottenham – £51 million
- Schalke – £46 million
- Bayern Munich – £41 million
The calculations are based on earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and player trading.