Deloitte releases list of highest revenue earning clubs in Europe
The world-renowned financial firm Deloitte have released a list of the highest earning clubs in Europe, published as a report on their official website. The list is based on a club’s earnings from various avenues such as matchday revenue, commercial deals and television broadcast rights and the clubs are ranked on their combined earnings.
The top 10 in the list is the same as last year but with changes in the rankings. In spite of not winning a trophy last season, Real Madrid have still topped the Deloitte Money League for the 11th straight year as the highest earning club in Europe. With a revenue of close to half a billion pounds in 2014/15, they still remain the one to beat.
Los Blancos topped the list with £444.5m, closely followed by league rivals Barcelona with £432.1m. The Catalan club won five trophies last year, including a treble, and moved up one spot. The two Spanish clubs have their own TV deal in Spain compared to the other clubs in La Liga which accounts for a huge chunk of the revenue. Both clubs earned around £154m in broadcasting revenue.
In third place is Manchester United – the only other club to earn more than £400m. However, Deloitte expect the Old Trafford club to move past Barcelona and Real Madrid this year due to the revenue from commerical deals the Red Devils have negotiated.
Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain move up to fourth while Bayern Munich fell to fifth in the rankings. Manchester City remain in sixth place while Arsenal have moved above Chelsea to seventh. Liverpool and Juventus complete the top 10 with no change in position since the previous season.
All 17 Premier League clubs who are still in the top flight this season appear on the list of top 30 clubs – more than half. It only goes to show how much revenue all English clubs earn. With the new £5.136 billion TV deal set to kick in next season, the TV broadcast revenue – split equally among all clubs – will only increase.
In terms of matchday revenue, Arsenal leads the way with £101.84m followed by Real Madrid (£100.12m) and Barcelona (£90.17m). But when it comes to commerical revenue, PSG is ahead of the pack with £228.8m followed by Bayern Munich (£214.2m) and Manchester United (£203.3m).
|1||Real Madrid||La Liga||£444.5m|
|4||Paris Saint-Germain||Ligue 1||£370.4m|
|14||AC Milan||Serie A||£153.4m|
|15||Atletico Madrid||La Liga||£144.1m|
|16||AS Roma||Serie A||£139m|
|19||Inter Milan||Serie A||£127m|