Real Madrid have topped Deloitte’s Football Money League for the 11th year in a row.
The report showed Los Blancos enjoyed revenues of 577 million euros for the 2014-15 season despite missing out on the major honours. The figure was an increase of 28 million combined to last year.
The top 20 clubs in the Money League posted revenues totaling 6.6 billion euros – up 8% on the previous year.
Breaking down Real’s figures, the report showed business income increase 10% over the 12-month period to 247.3 million euros thanks to Los Blancos’ numerous business interests. Match day revenue rose 8% to 129.8 million euros thanks to an increase in attendances and VIP ticket sales. TV income amounted to 199.9 million euros, a very slight decrease, perhaps explained by the fact Real failed to reach the Champions League final having won it the previous season.
Speaking about the numbers, Dan Jones, executive director for Deloitte’s Sports Business Group, said: “Real Madrid had a strong financial performance, boosted by the growth of their business income.”
Elsewhere, La Liga rivals Barcelona featured second in the list boosted by their treble success last season. They posted revenues of 560 million euros. Manchester United’s return to the Champions League saw them rise to third with revenues of 519.5 million euros, somewhat ahead of fourth-placed PSG with 480 million euros.