Real Madrid Goes Top In World Richest Clubs 2019 Ranking

The World Richest Clubs 2019 Ranking has been released. And, for the first time in 2 years, Real Madrid returns as the richest club in the world, overtaking Manchester United who topped the list for the past two years. This makes it a remarkable financial year for the defending European champions, Real Madrid.

The Champions League winners generated a record £665m income last season to top the annual index for the 12th time in 22 years, ahead of La Liga rivals Barcelona (£612m). Manchester United slipped into third spot after generating £590m – representing a comparatively low two per cent year-on-year increase.

World Richest Clubs 2019 Ranking

Let us give you the breakdown of the world richest clubs 2019 ranking.

Full Deloitte Football Money League rankings

Position (last year)Club2017-18 Revenue (€m)2016-17 Revenue (€m)
1 (2)Real Madrid750.9 674.6
2 (3)FC Barcelona690.4 648.3
3 (1)Manchester United666676.3
4 (4)Bayern Munich629.2587.8
5 (5)Manchester City568.4527.7
6 (7)Paris Saint-Germain541.7 486.2
7 (9)Liverpool513.7424.2
8 (8)Chelsea505.7428.0
9 (6)Arsenal439.2487.6
10 (11)Tottenham428.3359.5
11 (10)Juventus394.9405.7
12 (12)Borussia Dortmund317.2332.6
13 (13)Atletico Madrid304.4272.5
14 (15)Inter280.8262.1
15 (n/a)Roma250 171.8
16 (16)Schalke243.8230.2
17 (20)Everton212.9199.2
18 (n/a)Milan207.7191.7
19 (n/a)Newcastle201.599.7
20 (17)West Ham197.9213.3

Talking Points From The World Richest Clubs 2019 Ranking

Let’s give a breakdown of how they fared during the past season.

1. Real Madrid

Real Madrid returned to top spot after a two-year hiatus following their third successive Champions League victory. Sustained European success helped the Spanish club to grow commercial revenue by €55m, the main driver of their €76m overall increase in income to a world record €751m.

  1. Matchday Revenue: €125.2m (£107.6m)
  2. Broadcasting Revenue: €225.9m (£194.1m)
  3. Commercial Revenue: €325.2m (£279.5m)

Total Revenue: €676.3m (£581.2m)

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2. Barcelona

Barcelona climbed one place in the rankings after they increased income by €42m. Commercial revenue was the biggest factor in the uplift, thanks to the start of a new shirt sponsorship deal with Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, while winning the Spanish league title boosted broadcast revenue.

 

  1. Matchday Revenue: €125.2m (£107.6m)
  2. Broadcasting Revenue: €225.9m (£194.1m)
  3. Commercial Revenue: €325.2m (£279.5m)

Total Revenue: €676.3m (£581.2m)

3. Manchester United

Manchester United’s revenue stagnated as continued mixed fortunes on the pitch saw the club’s famed commercial income dip for a second year in a row. Matchday and broadcast revenues were broadly flat, despite finishing second in the Premier League and returning to the Champions League.

  • Matchday Revenue: €125.2m (£107.6m)
  • Broadcasting Revenue: €225.9m (£194.1m)
  • Commercial Revenue: €325.2m (£279.5m)

Total Revenue: €676.3m (£581.2m)

4. Bayern Munich

The Bundesliga’s new television contracts and a run to the Champions League semi-finals helped swell Bayern Munich’s broadcast revenue and lift overall income by seven per cent. The Bavarians remained fourth in the Money League for a fourth year in a row, however, and saw Real Madrid overtake them as kings of commercial revenue.

 

  1. Matchday Revenue: €125.2m (£107.6m)
  2. Broadcasting Revenue: €225.9m (£194.1m)
  3. Commercial Revenue: €325.2m (£279.5m)

Total Revenue: €676.3m (£581.2m)

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5. Manchester City

 

Manchester City toasted success on and off the field in 2017-18, with a record-breaking Premier League title win and 11 per cent revenue growth. New deals with Nexen Tire, Gatorade and Amazon, who made a behind-the-scenes documentary on the club for their Prime platform, contributed to improved commercial income.

  1. Matchday Revenue: €125.2m (£107.6m)
  2. Broadcasting Revenue: €225.9m (£194.1m)
  3. Commercial Revenue: €325.2m (£279.5m)

Total Revenue: €676.3m (£581.2m)

6. Paris-Saint Germain

 

Paris-Saint Germain leveraged their new star signings, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, to full effect as they posted an 11 per cent increase in revenue. The forward duo swept PSG to a fifth French league title in six seasons and helped the club to grow income from both commercial and matchday streams.

 

  1. Matchday Revenue: €125.2m (£107.6m)
  2. Broadcasting Revenue: €225.9m (£194.1m)
  3. Commercial Revenue: €325.2m (£279.5m)

Total Revenue: €676.3m (£581.2m)

7. Liverpool

A run to the final of the Champions League fuelled Liverpool’s impressive 25 per cent uplift in revenue, the largest of any club in the Money League top 10. Only Real Madrid, who denied them the European Cup, matched the Reds’ €251.3m broadcast income, which accounted for 49 per cent of their total revenue.

 

  1. Matchday Revenue: €125.2m (£107.6m)
  2. Broadcasting Revenue: €225.9m (£194.1m)
  3. Commercial Revenue: €325.2m (£279.5m)

Total Revenue: €676.3m (£581.2m)

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8. Chelsea

Chelsea increased revenue by 22 per cent to pass the £400m mark for the first time yet remained eighth in the Money League as Liverpool’s European run put the in the shade. The Blues’ return to the Champions League and a new kit deal with Nike lifted broadcast and commercial income by 26 and 22 per cent respectively.

 

  1. Matchday Revenue: €125.2m (£107.6m)
  2. Broadcasting Revenue: €225.9m (£194.1m)
  3. Commercial Revenue: €325.2m (£279.5m)

Total Revenue: €676.3m (£581.2m)

9. Arsenal

Arsenal’s lack of Champions League football for the first time this century hit the club’s finances hard and saw them fall from sixth to ninth in the Money League. Revenue fell for the first time since 1995-96, with broadcast income particularly dented by their absence Europe’s top club competition.

 

  1. Matchday Revenue: €125.2m (£107.6m)
  2. Broadcasting Revenue: €225.9m (£194.1m)
  3. Commercial Revenue: €325.2m (£279.5m)

Total Revenue: €676.3m (£581.2m)

10. Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham returned to the top 10 of the Money League and closed in on their north London rivals Arsenal with 23 cent growth in overall revenue. The temporary relocation of home games to Wembley saw average attendances in the Premier League more than double and boosted matchday income by 54 per cent.

 

  1. Matchday Revenue: €125.2m (£107.6m)
  2. Broadcasting Revenue: €225.9m (£194.1m)
  3. Commercial Revenue: €325.2m (£279.5m)

Total Revenue: €676.3m (£581.2m)

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