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Thursday 24 January 2013

Seven Premier League clubs in Deloitte rankings

Seven of the top 20 clubs in Football Money League are from Barclays Premier League

Premier League revenue increased during the 2010/11 season

Premier League clubs' combined revenue was up by 12% to £2.3bn during the 2010/11 season, a report by financial analysts Deloitte has shown.

Clubs from the Barclays Premier League continue to feature prominently in the latest Football Money League released by Deloitte, the business advisory firm, with seven clubs in the top 20.

The Football Money League, which is in its 16th edition, ranks clubs from around Europe on how much income they received for the 2011/12 season. The top-earning English club were again Manchester United, whose income of £320.3m put them third behind Real Madrid (£414.7m) and Barcelona (£390.8m).

"The new Premier League deals could mean half the Money League top 20 are English clubs in a few years"
Austin Houlihan

Chelsea (5th) and Arsenal (6th) were the next-highest earners from the Barclays Premier League. Winning the title last season helped Manchester City to generate the largest absolute and relative growth in income to £231.1m, a rise of 51%, placing them seventh. Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United, who were a new entry, comprised the other four English clubs in the top 20. Serie A, with four, was the league with next most clubs.

Real and Barcelona were the only two clubs in the top 20 from La Liga, where television deals are sold on an individual basis, rather than collectively, as they are in the Premier League.

Deloitte reckons that the Premier League's new collective television deal which, on a domestic basis, totals £3billion over the next three seasons, will help Manchester United to challenge the top two Spanish sides and increase the number of Barclays Premier League clubs in the top 20, where a further four sit: Everton, Aston Villa, Fulham and Sunderland.

"The new Premier League deals could mean that half of the Money League top 20 are represented by English clubs in a few years' time," said Austin Houlihan, a senior manager director in the Sports Business Group of Deloitte.

Deloitte Money League, revenues in 2011/12

1) Real Madrid £414.7m (£433m in 2010/11)
2) Barcelona £390.8m (£407m)
3) Manchester United £320.3m
4) Bayern Munich £298.1m
5) Chelsea £261m
6) Arsenal £234.9m
7) Manchester City £231.1m
8) AC Milan £207.9m
9) Liverpool £188.7m
10) Juventus £158.1m
11) Borussia Dortmund £153m
12) Internazionale £150.4m
13) Tottenham Hotspur £144.2m
14) Schalke £141.2m
15) Napoli £120.1m
16) Marseille £109.8m
17) Lyon £106.7m
18) Hamburg £98m
19) Roma £93.8m
20) Newcastle United £93.3m

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Key Points

  • Football Money League for 2013 is published
  • Premier League clubs dominate with seven of the top 20 clubs
  • New TV deal from next season could increase Premier League representation