Real Madrid rated as richest club in world for sixth straight year

February 10th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI  

Bayern Munich London, Feb 10(ANI): Real Madrid has topped the league table of the world’s 20 richest football clubs for the sixth straight year with a fortune of 438.6 million euros, according to Deloitte.

According to the rich list, Real’s arch-rivals Barcelona (398.1 million euros) retained second spot in the list, ahead of Manchester United (349.8 million euros) and Bayern Munich (323 million euros).

Arsenal (274.1 million euros), Chelsea (255.9 million euros) and Liverpool (225.3 million euros) were fifth, sixth and eighth respectively.

Manchester City were the biggest climbers, up from 20th to 11th place.

Dan Jones, of Deloitte’s sports business group, said that the list, based on season 2009-10, showed that the combined revenues of the 20 clubs had passed four billion euros for the first time.

“The top 20 clubs have a combined revenue now of 4.3 billion euros and this rise is likely to continue next year,” the Sun quoted Jones, as saying.

“Overall these figures show remarkable growth despite the recession,” he added. (ANI)

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