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Tuesday 16 September 2014

In Pictures: Football's richest clubs revealed

Club: REAL MADRID
Position (last year): 1 (1)
Revenue (last year): £414.7 (£433)
Real Madrid remain the club with the highest revenue for a record equalling eighth year, matching Manchester United's reign from 1996/97 to 2003/04. Winning La Liga and progressing to the semi-finals of the Champions League saw them become the first club in any sport to surpass the €500m revenue threshold in a single year.
Club: BARCELONA
Position: 2 (2)
Revenue: £390.8 (£407)
Barcelona complete the Spanish one-two. Last season was disappointing by the Catalans' recent standards, failing to win the league or European Cup. However, their marketability shows no signs of ebbing, particularly with Lionel Messi at the heart of the side.
Club: NEWCASTLE UNITED
Position: 20 (new)
Revenue: £93.3 (£88.5)
Newcastle sneak into the top 20 following a remarkable season which saw them flirt with Champions League qualification and Alan Pardew named manager of the season. They ousted Spanish club Valencia from the top 20. Deloitte report that a further four Premier League clubs sit just outside the top 20 (Everton, Aston Villa, Fulham and Sunderland).

Deloitte have released their annual football money league, ranking clubs based on their revenue last season.

While the top two sides, Real Madrid and Barcelona, may hail from Spain, clubs in England have fared strongly.



Five of the top 10 come from the Premier League while another two make it into the top 20.



Here, we take a look at the top 10 sides in the football money league, plus those English teams that made it into the top 20.



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