Finances: Matchday revenue top 20

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Finances: Matchday revenue top 20 It may be a global report, but only European clubs from six countries were able to reach the top 20 list of richest football teams. Each of them earns well over €100 million per year with a fifth of that revenue coming from stadium matchday use.


As every year since 1996/97, the British office of Deloitte released the Football Money League report, showing the best performing clubs worldwide in terms of finances. There's no surprise in continental division – only clubs from Europe were able to reach the top 20 with best non-European side being ranked 24th (Corinthians, Sao Paulo).

And within Europe only six countries have any representation on the list. England leads the way with 6 clubs, followed by Germany and Italy (4 each), Spain (3), Turkey (2) and France (1).

Old TraffordPhoto: Saadick Dhansay (cc: by-nc)

Altogether the richest clubs reached €5.4 billion in annual revenue in the 2012/13 season, which means they went up 8% on average. Deloitte suggests the wealth of world's richest clubs is growing very significantly overall. In the first edition of this report only Manchester United had revenue of over €100 million. Meanwhile today this wouldn't even allow reaching top 30.

The financial structure on average sees sponsoring rights deliver over 40% and TV rights just under 40% of the revenue. Last factor, representing a fifth of the money, is matchday stadium operation. Here are the stadiums earning most for their clubs:

nocountryclubrevenue in €m ($m)
 1  Anglia  Old Trafford, Manchester United  127.3 (172)
 2    Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madryt  119.0 (161)
 3    Camp Nou, FC Barcelona  117.6 (159)
 4  Anglia  Emirates Stadium, Arsenal FC  108.3 (146)
 5    Allianz Arena, FC Bayern  87.1 (118)
 6  Anglia  Stamford Bridge, Chelsea FC  82.5 (112)
 7    Signal Iduna Park, Borussia Dortmund  59.6 (81)
 8    Parc des Princes, Paris Saint-Germain  53.2 (72)
 9  Anglia  Anfield, Liverpool FC  52.1 (70)
 10  Anglia  White Hart Lane, Tottenham Hotspur  46.9 (63)
 11  Anglia  Etihad Stadium, Manchester City  46.2 (62)
 Imtech Arena, Hamburger SV  43.2 (58)
 13    Veltins Arena, Schalke 04  42.5 (57)
 14     Juventus Stadium, Juventus Turyn  38.0 (51)
 15    Turk Telekom Arena, Galatasaray  35.4 (48)
 16    Şükrü Saracoglu Stadyumu, Fenerbahçe  27.7 (37)
 17    Estadio Vicente Calderón, Atlético Madryt  27.5 (37)
 18    San Siro, AC Milan  26.4 (36)
 19    Stadio Olimpico, AS Roma  20.1 (27)
 20    San Siro, Internazionale FC  19.4 (26)