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Real Madrid Richest Club In The World

Spanish club Real Madrid has for the seventh consecutive year topped the football rich list this is according to auditing and financial advisory firm Deloite &Touche. Madrid posted a turnover of £433m for the 2010/2011 season to finish first ahead of arch rivals and fellow Spanish side Barcelona who came in second with revenues of £407m.

Many people already know that Real are the richest club in the world, so what would have probably been better would be to know where and how they get their money. That said, below is a list of the top 10 richest clubs in the world.

  1. Real Madrid £433m
  2. Barcelona £407m
  3. Manchester United £331.4m
  4. Bayern Munich £290.3m
  5. Arsenal £228.8m
  6. Chelsea £225.6m
  7. Milan £212.3m
  8. Inter £190.9m
  9. Liverpool £ 183.6m
  10. Schalke £182.8m

What is interesting about this list is that the combined revenues for the top 20 clubs defied the gloomy economic forecast to grow by 3% achieving a double rate of growth as compared to the economies of the countries represented in the league which only grew by 1.7% in 2010 and 1.3% in 2011.

In addition to that, all 20 clubs on the list generated combined revenue of £3.7 billion during the 2010-2011 season with nine of the clubs recording double digit growth. However, clubs like United and Chelsea, are heavily in debt and so it is believed that most of the money they get goes back into clearing their £400m and £1 billion debt respectfully. The list was also represented by all 5 big leagues with England heavily dominating in the top 10  having 4 clubs.

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