Deloitte Football Money League 2017
Welcome to the 20th edition of the Deloitte Football Money League in which we profile the highest revenue generating clubs in world football
Published just eight months after the end of the 2015/16 season, the Money League is the most contemporary and reliable analysis of the clubs’ relative financial performance.
Aggregate revenue for the top 20 Money League clubs rose 12% to €7.4 billion (£5.5 billion) in 2015/16, a new record, with three clubs breaking the €600m barrier.
Manchester United replace Real Madrid at Money League summit
Manchester United regained first place in the Money League 2017, breaking the 11-year hold that Real Madrid had on top spot. Record revenue of €689m (£515.3m) reflected strong growth across all three revenue categories (matchday, broadcast and commercial), boosted by the club’s return to the UEFA Champions League and new commercial partnerships.
FC Barcelona (€620.2m) and Real Madrid (€620.1m) complete the Money League top three, as they did in the first edition of the Money League, produced for the 1996/97 season.
Leicester City reap financial reward after historic championship season
To cap a remarkable year, Leicester City take their place as the 20th highest revenue-generating club in world football. Boosted by their title-winning campaign, their 2015/16 revenue of €172.1m (£128.7m) is almost five times as much as the amount they generated two years previously in the 2013/14 season.
With Premier League clubs set to benefit from increased revenue due to their record television contracts in 2016/17, there is a strong chance that almost all Premier League clubs will be in the top 30 clubs next year.
To mark the 20th edition of the Money League, our infographic profiles the evolution of the Money League since it was first published in 1997.