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Deloitte Football Money League 2019

Generating record revenue of €750.9m, Real Madrid return to first place in the Money League for the first time since 2015/16, posting the second-highest lead over second place (FC Barcelona) in Money League history (€60.5m). Overall, the 20 highest earning football clubs in the world generated a record €8.3bn (£7.4bn) of combined revenue in 2017/18, an increase of 6% on the previous year.

Published just eight months after the end of the 2017/18 season, the Money League is the most contemporary and reliable independent analysis of the clubs’ relative financial performance. The key findings of this edition are:

  • Real Madrid become the first club to generate more than €750m and regain their place as the highest revenue generating club in world football, making it a record twelfth time at the top;
  • The top 20 highest earning football clubs for the 2017/18 season, with combined revenues growing 6% to €8.3bn, a new record;
  • FC Barcelona climb one place to second, making it a Spanish one-two at the top of the Money League, whilst Manchester United slip to third;
  • Tottenham Hotspur make it into the top 10 for only the second time, having last appeared in 2006/07. A record six English clubs feature in the top 10.  
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