FOOTBALL: The Football Money League is an annual ranking of European football clubs by income published by Deloitte. Despite the corona crisis, Spanish clubs continue to feature in the top places. FC Barcelona is back in the lead (715.1 million income) now closely followed by Real Madrid (714.9). The clubs that determined the top 20 of the rankings had a combined turnover of 8.2 billion euros for the 2019-2020 season. This was 12% less than the previous year.
The reduction in overall revenue was put down to the disruption of the sport due to the coronavirus. This was in part due to the loss of ticket sales and resulting matchday income from merchandise, food, and beverages etc.
The top 5 ranking clubs this year are FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Liverpool, and Manchester United respectively. The third Spanish club, Atletico Madrid is in 13th place with total revenues of € 331.8 million. Although Atlético Madrid does not have half of the revenues of its two Spanish competitors, it is proudly leading ‘La Liga’ this year. Both FC Barcelona and Real Madrid trail Athletico by 10 points.
Featuring in the Top 20 of the Football Money League, there are as many as 7 English Clubs. These are Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal, and Everton. Furthermore, there are 4 German, 3 Italian, 2 French and 1 Russian club.