9 February 2012
The 15th edition of Deloitte’s Football Money League was published today, and the compilation of annual accounts from Europe’s highest-earning clubs in the 2010-11 season has a familiar look to last year.
The top 20 clubs by income are shown in the chart below as are the top 20 from last year.
Real Madrid stay at No1, Barcelona at No2, Manchester United at No3, Bayern Munich at No4, Arsenal at No5, Chelsea at No6 and Milan at No7.
Inter and Liverpool swap places at No8 and No9, Schalke are the big movers up six places to No10, Tottenham climb to No11 and Manchester City drop a place to No12.
There are three newcomers in the top 20: Borussia Dortmund, Valencia and Napoli, with Atletico Madrid, Stuttgart and Aston Villa dropping from the 20.
A lot of the leading money-makers also appeared high in the global Facebook popularity table linked here.
And most of the same names are among the highest payers in world sport, as in the list linked here.
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DELOITTE FOOTBALL RICH LIST 2012