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).
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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:
|no||country||club||revenue in €m ($m)|
|1||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||Emirates Stadium, Arsenal FC||108.3 (146)|
|5||Allianz Arena, FC Bayern||87.1 (118)|
|6||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||Anfield, Liverpool FC||52.1 (70)|
|10||White Hart Lane, Tottenham Hotspur||46.9 (63)|
|11||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)|