Deloitte Manchester United

Premier League dominates Deloitte’s money league report with 10 clubs in top 20

By Shantanu Srivastav | January 24, 2018

Manchester United has been named as the world’s richest football club with total revenues of €676m (£581m), according to Deloitte’s Football Money League 2018 report.

The report, which profiles the highest revenue generating clubs in world football, states that United’s revenue increased by 13%, with broadcast revenues up significantly after enhanced Premier League distributions.

10 English teams feature in the top 20, highlighting the dominance of the Premier League clubs when compared to their continental counterparts.

Meanwhile, only €1.7m (£1.5m) separated United from second-placed Real Madrid. Real Madrid moved back above rivals FC Barcelona in the standings as a result of strong commercial growth in 2016/17 and a title winning season in both domestic and European competitions. Bayern Munich and Manchester City made up the remainder of the Money League top five.

Dan Jones, partner in Deloitte’s Sport Business Group said: “Next year, we expect the €8 billion barrier will be broken, but revenue growth is not expected to be as significant as seen in 2016/17.

“Germany’s new domestic broadcast deal commences and will increase revenue, but Premier League and La Liga distributions will remain relatively stable, as both enter the second year of existing TV deals. English clubs’ dominance will depend heavily on the outcome of the Premier League’s ongoing tender for the next three year TV deal starting from 2019/20.“

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