Deloitte Money League has become the biggest indicator of financial success and economic might in the football world in the last decade. Deloitte once again published their list of Top 20 clubs in Europe, and Barcelona is leading the line.
In this table, clubs are lined up by their total revenue. Barcelona is on the top, and the Catalans are the only club with the revenue exceeding €700 million. With the revenue of €741 million, they are in front of second-placed Real Madrid by €74 million.
Manchester United came third, and they are the strongest English club on this list. Despite the fact that the Premier League is the financially strongest league in the world, they have only one club in the Top 5. United has revenue of €627 million.
Bayern Munich is in fourth place, and they are by far the best-placed German club. With revenue of €582 million, they dominate Bundesliga. PSG comes fifth with €560 million total revenue in the 2018/19 season.
Then we have four English clubs – Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham, and Chelsea. City and Liverpool are nearly €100 million behind United, while Spurs and Chelsea trail around €170 million in comparison to the richest English club.
Juventus comes at the tenth place, and it’s the only Italian side in Top 10. Their revenue is €405 million for the 2018/19 season. Arsenal is 11th with €393 million, and Borrusia Dortmund comes 12th. Their revenue of €332 million is nearly twice smaller than that of Bayern.
Atletico Madrid comes next, and they are the last Spanish club in Deloitte Top Money League for 2018/19. Inter is the last club with revenue higher than €300 million, and Schalke is the last German club on the list, in 15th place.
When you look at West Ham, and their cost of the season €191 million, you must be disappointed with their results last year. But this isn’t anything new, West Ham tends to spend a lot of money on mediocre results.
Everton follows them in 19th place with €188 million in revenue, and it’s clear that the blue side of Merseyside is having high ambitions. With Carlo Ancelotti on their bench and James Rodriguez in the team, they could challenge the top 6.
Napoli completes this list with its revenue of €183 million. Next year, it’s expected that no club with a revenue smaller than €200 million will make the Deloitte Money League Top 20.