A new Deloitte report showed that the combined revenues of Europe’s top 20 clubs exceeded 4bn euros (£3.8bn) for the first time in the 2009-10 season, and that four Serie A clubs made its Top 20 list.
AC Milan claimed the the top Serie A spot with revenues of 235.8m euros, passing Inter, even though their city rivals won the treble last year. Here is a snapshot about what Deloitte said about the four Serie A clubs: AC Milan, Inter, Juventus and Roma.
The return to UEFA Champions League football in 2009/10 helped AC Milan climb three places to seventh in the Money League with record revenues of €235.8m (£193.1m), up €39.3m (20%) on 2008/09. This climb in the rankings included overtaking city rivals Inter, despite the Nerazzurri’s on-pitch dominance in 2009/10.
Despite growing revenue by €28.3m (14%) to €224.8m (£184.1m) and winning every competition that they entered in 2009/10, Internazionale remain in ninth place in the Money League. Whilst the increase in revenue saw Inter surpass their compatriots Juventus and close the gap on Liverpool in eighth position to less than €1m, the Nerrazzurri will be most disappointed in being overtaken by their city rivals AC Milan.
Reporting flat revenues in 2009/10, Juventus drop two places to tenth position in the Money League. Despite a second consecutive season in the UEFA Champions League, after a two year absence, the club lost its place as the highest revenue generating Italian club falling behind both Milan based clubs.
AS Roma experience the largest fall in position in this year’s Money League, dropping six places, with nonqualification for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in four years resulting in a revenue drop of €23.7m (16%) to €122.7m (£100.5m).
The two Spanish giants, Real Madrid and Barcelona continue to dominate the Money League. Real Madrid generated 438.6 million euros in the year ending last June 30, an increase of 20% as the club retained the top spot for the sixth straight year. Barcelona, which beat Madrid for the Spanish title last year and won the 2009 FIFA Club World Cup, saw a more modest revenue increase of just under 10% to 398.1 million euros.
Deloitte Football Money League
1. Real Madrid 438.6m euros
2. FC Barcelona 398.1m euros
3. Manchester United 349.8m euros
4. Bayern Munich 323.0m euros
5. Arsenal 274.1m euros
6. Chelsea 255.9m euros
7. AC Milan 235.8m euros
8. Liverpool 225.3m euros
9. Inter Milan 224.8m euros
10. Juventus 205.0m euros
11. Manchester City 152.8m euros
12. Tottenham Hotspur 146.3m euros
13. Hamburg 146.2m euros
14. Lyon 146.1m euros
15. Marseille 141.1m euros
16. Schalke 04 139.8m euros
17. Atletico de Madrid 124.5m euros
18. AS Roma 122.7m euros
19. Stuttgart 114.8m euros
20. Aston Villa 109.4m euros
Source: Deloitte: 2009/10