Manchester United becomes world’s richest football club
London, Jan 19 (IANS) English Premier League side Manchester United generated the most revenue of any football club in the world in the 2015-16 season.
According to a report published by Deloitte, United regained first place in the Money League with a record revenue of 689 million euros ($735 million), breaking the 11-year hold that Spanish giants Real Madrid had on the top spot, reports Xinhua.
Spain’s FC Barcelona finished second with 620.2 million euros ($661.7 million) and Real Madrid dropped to third with 620.1 million euros ($ 661.5 million).
English champions Leicester City were the 20th highest revenue generating club in world football.
Boosted by their title-winning campaign, their 2015-16 revenue of 172.1 million euros ($ 183.6 million) is almost five times as much as the amount they generated in the 2013-14 season.
Following is the 1 to 10 of the Deloitte Money League Table for the 2015-16 season:
1. Manchester United
2. FC Barcelona
3. Real Madrid
4. Bayern Munich
5. Manchester City
6. Paris St-Germain