Deloitte Football Money League 2015
Welcome to the 18th edition of the Deloitte Football Money League in which we profile the highest earning clubs in the world’s most popular sport. This highly-anticipated report is developed annually by the Sports Business Group of the Deloitte UK member firm.
Published just eight months after the end of the 2013/14 season, the Money League is the most contemporary and reliable analysis of the clubs’ relative financial performance.
Combined revenue for the top 20 Money League clubs reached €6.2 billion in 2013/14, an increase of 14% on the previous year.
Manchester United rose two places to second place, joining Real Madrid as the only clubs to earn over €500m, with Los Merengues recording their tenth consecutive year at the top of the Money League. It is possible that the top five clubs in next year’s edition could all generate in excess of half a billion euros.
Commercial and broadcast revenues are now more important than ever to clubs, to enable them to compete financially to put the best talent on the pitch. This has led to further dominance of the Money League by clubs from the ‘big five’ European leagues, with only one club – Galatasaray - making the top 20 from outside of those leagues. The new Premier League broadcast deals resulted in eight English clubs ranked within the top 20 this year and all 20 Premier League clubs made the top 40 globally.