Real Madrid remain top of football rich list for the fourth year running after accounting firm Deloitte produced its annual Football Money League.
Deloitte’s Football Money League is based on financial information for the 2007/08 season, which confirmed that Real Madrid are currently the world’s richest club by revenue, topping the list at Ã‚Â£289 million/ Ã¢â€šÂ¬321 million.
However, it is likely Manchester United would have topped the list had it not been for the falling pound rate in the current economic crisis.
Dan Jones, partner in the SportsÃ‚Â Business Group at Deloitte told press: “If the exchange rate value of the pound had not depreciated, there would have been nine, rather than seven English clubs in the top 20 and Manchester United would have topped the Money League ahead of Real Madrid,”
Barcelona are third in the list, while Bayern Munich have climbed above Chelsea (fifth) and Arsenal (sixth) to be fourth.
The full list can be seen below, with the clubs standing from last year in brackets;
1 (1) Real Madrid Ã‚Â£289.6million
2 (2) Manchester United Ã‚Â£257.1m
3 (3) FC Barcelona Ã‚Â£244.4m
4 (7) Bayern Munich Ã‚Â£233.8m
5 (4) Chelsea Ã‚Â£212.9m
6 (5) Arsenal Ã‚Â£209.3m
7 (8) Liverpool Ã‚Â£167.0m
8 (6) AC Milan Ã‚Â£165.8m
9 (11) AS Roma Ã‚Â£138.9m
10 (9) Internazionale Ã‚Â£136.9m
11 (12) Juventus Ã‚Â£132.6m
12 (13) Lyon Ã‚Â£123.3m
13 (16) Schalke 04 Ã‚Â£117.5m
14 (10) Tottenham Ã‚Â£114.8m
15 (15) Hamburg Ã‚Â£101.3m
16 (19) Marseille Ã‚Â£100.4m
17 (14) Newcastle Ã‚Â£99.4m
18 (-) Stuttgart Ã‚Â£88.3m
19 (-) Fenerbahce Ã‚Â£88.1m
20 (-) Manchester City Ã‚Â£82.3m
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