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 three La Liga clubs made its Top 20 list.
Real Madrid ans Barcelona continue to dominate the Money League, while Atletico Madrid is ranked 17th. Here is a snapshot about what Deloitte said about the three Spanish clubs.
Revenues of €438.6m (£359.1m) cement Los Blancos’ position at the top of the Money League for the sixth consecutive year. Real remains the only club to surpass €400m in revenue, doing so for the second successive season. Whilst the 2009/10 season saw Real Madrid again outperformed on the pitch by Barcelona, who beat them to the league title for a second successive year, in revenue terms Real Madrid were over €40m (£33m) ahead of their Spanish rivals.
Barcelona’s unprecedented on-pitch success in 2008/09 was continued into 2009/10, a season in which the club won La Liga and the Spanish Supercopa. This was complemented by reaching the semi-final of the UEFA Champions League and being crowned FIFA Club World Cup champions in December 2009.
Club Atlético de Madrid’s performance in European competitions in 2009/10 is sufficient to earn the club its highest position in the Money League since they were placed 12th in our very first edition, which covered the 1996/97 season.
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