Deloitte have released their latest Football Money League numbers which rank the most richest football clubs in 2021.
The latest findings showed that the top 20 clubs, all based in Europe, manage to accrue a combined €8.2 billion (£7.2b/$9.9m) during the 2019-20 season.
It was a 12% decrease from the prior season (€9.3 billion) – no doubt owing to the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, which impacted a fall in broadcast and matchday revenue – but also resulted in an increase in commercial venue.
Who Tops World Football Money League?
Spanish La Liga side, FC Barcelona were named the world’s richest football club in 2021 according to the Deloitte rankings, retaining a slight margin ahead of rivals Real Madrid despite having a revenue fall of €125 million (£110m/$150m) to €715m (£628m/$861m) in 2019-20.
They both hold a substantial lead ahead of the rest of the table, and dominate the table comfortably.
German side, Bayern Munich are ranked in third and are in front of Manchester United, named the richest English side.
They are followed immediately by the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City, with Paris Saint-Germain slotting into seventh.
The top 10 richest football clubs are dominated by five Premier League clubs, including Chelsea and Tottenham, while Arsenal are placed at 11th in the table, with Everton 17th.
The rest of the table is rounded out by Borussia Dortmund, Inter, Atletico Madrid, Zenit Saint-Petersburg and other big European names.
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Full List of World’s Richest Football Clubs in 2021
1. Barcelona €715.1m
2. Real Madrid €714.9m
3. Bayern Munich €634.1m
4. Manchester United €580.4m
5. Liverpool €558.6m
6. Manchester City €549.2m
7. Paris Saint-Germain €540.6m
8. Chelsea €469.7m
9. Tottenham €445.7m
10. Juventus €397.9m
11. Arsenal €388m
12. Borussia Dortmund €365.7m
13. Atletico Madrid €331.8m
14 Inter €291.5m
15 Zenit Saint-Petersburg €236.5m
16 Schalke €222.8m
17 Everton €212m
18 Lyon €180.7m
19 Napoli €176.3m
20 Eintracht Frankfurt €174m