Real Madrid have been named as the richest club in the world for the 10th consecutive year in the latest Football Money League report published by Deloitte.
Los Blancos earned 549.5 million euros in revenue in the 2013-14 season, according to the professional services and accountancy firm. Premier League side Manchester United were second while Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich were named in third place on the list.
Real recorded a 30.6 million euro year-on-year increase, largely down to improved deals with broadcasters and a jump in commercial income. The club is the first to pass the 200 million euro mark in terms of broadcast revenue, the report says.
Dan Jones, a partner at Deloitte, said Real continue to go from strength to strength both on and off the field.
“The club’s continued success on the field is complemented by its financial strength and their accomplishment emphasizes their position as the most successful European club side of all time,” he stated.
Barcelona dropped from second to fourth after a trophy-less season at the Nou Camp while despite Manchester United’s worst season ever in the Premier League, their commercial revenues continued to grow.
In total, the revenues from the top 20 richest clubs in world football amounted to 6.2 billion euros, an 800 million euro increase on the year before.