Deloitte Football Money League
The North West: A football powerhouse
This is the 18th edition of the Deloitte Football Money League, which ranks clubs by revenue, and is produced by Manchester-based Deloitte Sports Business Group - a North West global resource.
Four clubs in the top 20
The North West's four major football clubs generated £1.2 billion in revenue in 2013/2014.
Dan Jones, partner in Deloitte's Sports Business Group, "It was a very successful year for the North West clubs. No other region in the world has as many clubs in the top 20 and these clubs play a major role in the North West economy."
Regional headline stats
- Manchester United reclaim second place
- Manchester City record largest percentage increase of all top 10 clubs
- Liverpool re-enters top 10
- Everton return to top 20 for first time since 2004/05
- Latest Premier League broadcast deals contributed to growth in revenue of North West clubs
North West Analysis
Manchester United move back into the Money League top two for the first time since 2007/08. This is despite the 2013/14 season being particularly disappointing on the pitch, which saw their lowest finishing position (seventh) in Premier League history.
Manchester City maintained their sixth place position in the 2015 Money League recording record revenue of £346.5m, a 28% increase on the previous year. This is the largest percentage increase of any club in the Money League top 10 and cements City’s place as the second highest placed English club.
Liverpool rise three places to ninth in this year’s Money League, following a 24% (£49.6m) increase in revenue. They return to the top ten after a one year absence, and despite not competing in European competitions were able to leapfrog Juventus and displace AC Milan.
Everton’s successful 2013/14 campaign sees them appear in the Money League top 20 for only the second time in the publication’s 18-year history, and for the first time since 2004/05. Roberto Martinez’s men only narrowly missed out on Champions League qualification, and their eventual fifth-placed finish secured European football at Goodison Park for the first time since 2009/10.