Manchester United has the become the richest club in the world according to recent financial surveys of both “Forbes” and French financial firm “Deloitte”. Manchester United produced a record revenue of $765 million last year and that is without any champions league football. Below is the list of top 20 richest clubs both in terms of overall value of the club and according to yearly revenue.
Manchester United overtook both spanish clubs Barcelona and Real Madrid as the richest club in the world and the trend is set to continue next year as United has qualified for champions league adding another $70 to $100 million to next year’s revenue.
As far as top 20 richest clubs are concerned according to recent forbes valuation, eight premier league clubs feature in top 20 and we might expect a few more in couple of years time. Manchester United has overtaken both spanish clubs (Madrid and Barcelona) as the richest football club in the world since they manage to qualify for Champions League next season and combine that with new Adidas kit deal and several other shirt & commercial sponsorship dealsaround the world can put them in the league of their own. Financial institutes are predicting United to become the first sports team in the world to produced $1 billion in yearly revenue by 2020 if the recent trend continue.
Top 20 Football Clubs In Deloitte Football Money League 2017:
Deloitte divide the yearly revenue of a club in three streams, A) Match-day B) TV Broadcasting C) Commercial & Sponsorship. Since the original report features Euro (€) currency we have converted the yearly revenue numbers from euro to USD ($) as well. While the three revenue stream only feature euro currency.