LONDON: World and European champions Real Madrid have also finished on top of football’s ‘rich list’ for the 10th successive year.

Manchester United, despite a disappointing season on the pitch, have moved up from fourth to second on the list compiled by the Deloitte Sport Business Group thanks to commercial revenues increasing by a remarkable 24.1pc despite the failures on the pitch under David Moyes.

Madrid increased their TV and advertising revenue by 9pc to €549.5m but Barcelona slipped back to fourth and out of the top three for the first time since 2005-06 in the list which considers only revenues and not debts.

Madrid enjoyed revenues of €549.5m (£459.5m), which represented an increase of €30.6m because of increases of 8pc and 9pc in broadcast and commercial revenues.

Once again, the list was dominated by clubs from the “Big Five” leagues with Turkey’s Galatasaray the only ‘outsiders’ in the top 20. Spain’s Atletico Madrid were the biggest movers, up from 20th to 15th, after reaching the Champions League final.

The total combined revenue for the top 20 rose by 14pc to €6.2bn.

Eight of the world’s 20 richest clubs came from England, compared with six last year.

English dominance

Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool placed sixth to ninth, while Tottenham were 13th followed by new entries Newcastle United and Everton at 19th and 20th respectively.

Broadcast rights deals ensured the each of the 20 Premier League clubs was now among the top 40 highest earning clubs.

Austin Houlihan, senior manager at Deloitte said: “The Premier League’s new broadcast deals have translated into big revenue increases across the English top flight.

“In fact, every Premier League club reported record revenues in 2013-14.

“The fact that all the clubs in the Premier League are in the top 40 is testament to the huge appeal of the league globally and also the equality of the distributions the clubs enjoy relative to their European counterparts.”

The world top 20 

According to the Deloitte Sport Business Group

Umsatz 2013/14* in Mio. €
1 (1)
Real Madrid
549,5 (518,9)
2 (4)
Manchester United
518,0 (423,8)
3 (3)
FC Bayern München
487,5 (431,2)
4 (2)
FC Barcelona
484,6 (482,6)
5 (5)
Paris Saint-Germain
474,2 (398,8)
6 (6)
Manchester City
414,4 (316,2)
7 (7)
387,9 (303,4)
8 (8)
359,3 (284,3)
9 (12)
305,9 (240,6)
10 (9)
Juventus Turin
279,4 (272,4)
11 (11)
Borussia Dortmund
261,5 (256,2)
12 (10)
AC Mailand
249,7 (263,5)
13 (14)
Tottenham Hotspur
215,8 (172,0)
14 (13)
FC Schalke 04
213,9 (198,2)
15 (20)
Atlético Madrid
169,9 (120,0)
16 (neu)
SSC Neapel
164,8 (116,4)
17 (15)
Inter Mailand
164,0 (164,5)
18 (16)
161,9 (157,0)
19 (neu)
Newcastle United
155,1 (111,9)
20 (neu)
144,1 (100,8)
*exklusive Transfererlöse