The latest Deloitte Football Money League has been released today with English clubs dominating the league.
Due to the strong broadcasting deal in the Barclays Premier League, 17 Premier League clubs feature in the top 30.
Manchester United are the highest English club in the league postioned 3rd generating £395.2 million, behind Spainish giants Barcalona (£426.6 million) and Real Madrid (£439 million) who are 2nd and 1st respectively in 2014-2015. However, Deloitte suggest a "strong possibility" that Manchester United would overtake the La Liga sides in next year's edition.
Failing to qualify for either the UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League affected Manchester United's revenue last season but Deloitte say that due to a "strong commercial growth" and "ability to agree impressive new sponsorship deals" such as the £75m-a-year Adidas kit agreement, compensated for a lack of European football.
Manchester City, with revenue of £352.6 million have held on to the sixth place postion they had in the previous edition of the Football Money League with increases in their broadcast (£2.2m) and commercial (£6.2m) revenue streams. The club's overall revenue increases are more moderate than in recent years.
Other English clubs in the top 20 include the following:
- Arsenal (£331.3 million) 7th position
- Chelsea (£319.5 million) 8th position
- Liverpool (£298.1 million) 9th position
- Tottenham Hotspur (£195.9 million) 12th position
- Newcastle United (£128.8 million) 17th position
- Everton (£125.6 million) 18th position
Also making an appearance in 20th place for the first time since 2005-06 season is West Ham United, who have revenues of £122.4 million, more than Turkey's top club Galatasaray. West Ham's revenues are expected to improve further when they move into the Olympic Stadium for the 2016-17 season. (MA)