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Manchester United becomes world's richest club last season

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-01-19 20:20
Manchester United becomes world's richest club last season

This file photo taken on December 10, 2011 shows a general view of Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, north-west England. [Photo/VCG]

LONDON - English Premier League side Manchester United generated the most revenue of any football club in the world in the 2015-16 season, according to a report published by Deloitte.

Manchester United regained first place in the Money League with a record revenue of 689 million euros (515.3m pounds), breaking the 11-year hold that Real Madrid had on top spot.

Barcelona finished second with 620.2m euros and Real Madrid dropped to third with 620.1m.

Leicester City take their place as the 20th highest revenue-generating club in world football. Boosted by their title-winning campaign, their 2015-16 revenue of 172.1m euros is almost five times as much as the amount they generated two years previously in the 2013/14 season.

Following is the Deloitte Money League Table 2015-16 season:

1. Manchester United, 689 euros (515.3 pounds)

2. Barcelona, 620.2 (463.8)

3. Real Madrid, 620.1 (463.8)

4. Bayern Munich, 592 (442.7)

5. Manchester City, 524.9 (392.6)

6. Paris St-Germain 520.9 (389.6)

7. Arsenal, 468.5 (350.4)

8. Chelsea, 447.4 (334.6)

9. Liverpool, 403.8 (302)

10. Juventus, 341.1 (255.1)


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