7 EPL Soccer Clubs in Top 20 Rich List Topped by Madrid

February 10, 2011

According to Deloitte’s figures, Real Madrid have topped the league table of the world’s 20 richest soccer clubs for the sixth consecutive year.

Deloitte’s Football Money League, based on season 2009-10, also said the combined revenues of the 20 clubs had passed 4bn euros (US$5.45bn) for the first time.

Real’s arch-rivals Barcelona retained second spot in the list, ahead of Manchester United who remain third. Despite the two Spanish giants topping the sports rich list, there is still a strong involvement in the world’s top 20 clubs from England with 7 teams represented.

Mega-money spending Manchester City were perhaps unsurprisingly the biggest climbers in the rankings, but despite the money being pumped into the club, expenditures on players over the past year failed to see them break into the top 10. The Eastlands outfit rise up from 20th to 11th.

Premier League quartet Manchester United (3rd), Arsenal (5th), Chelsea (6th) and Liverpool (8th) all claim places in the top 10, with Tottenham Hotspur (12th) and Aston Villa (20th) joining them in the top 20.

Full Top 10 List:

  • 1. Real Madrid: $597.2m
  • 2. Barcelona: $541.8m
  • 3. Man Utd: $476m
  • 4. Bayern Munich: $439.6m
  • 5. Arsenal: $373m
  • 6. Chelsea: $348.2m
  • 7. AC Milan: $320.9m
  • 8. Liverpool: $306.6m
  • 9. Inter Milan $305.9m
  • 10. Juventus: $279m