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World’s top 30 biggest money-making football clubs, 2016

For the 11th year in a row, the Spanish giants, Real Madrid have been named the richest football club in the world by Deloitte, according to a new report from Deloitte’s sports business group.

Real Madrid generated €577m; in revenue during the 2014/15 season, beating Spanish rival Barcelona’s €560.8 million, Manchester United dropped from 2nd to 3rd in the table with revenue of €519.5 million.

However, Manchester United, in 3rd place this year, have a good chance of overtaking Real Madrid and Barcelona at the top of football’s rich list next year.

But where does your team rank? The top 30 are all listed below…

List of world’s top 30 biggest money-making football clubs, 2016:

30. Napoli (€125.5 million)
29. West Brom (€126.6 million)
28. Crystal Palace (€130 million)
27. Stoke (€130.9 million)
26. Swansea (€132.8 million)

25. Sunderland (€132.9 million)
24. Leicester (€137.2 million)
23. Aston Villa (€148.8 million)
22. Southampton (€149.5 million)
16. Roma (€180.4 million)

15. Atletico Madrid (€187.1 million)
14. AC Milan (€199.1 million)
13. Schalke (€219.7m)
12. Tottenham (€257.5m)
11. Borussia Dortmund (€280.6m)

10. Juventus (€323.9 million)
9. Liverpool (€391.8 million)
8. Chelsea (€420 million)
7. Arsenal (€435.5 million)
11. Borussia Dortmund (€280.6 million)

10. Juventus (€323.9 million)
9. Liverpool (€391.8 million)
8. Chelsea (€420 million)
7. Arsenal (€435.5 million)
6. Manchester City (€463.5 million)

5. Bayern Munich (€474 million)
4. PSG (€480.8 million)
3. Manchester United (€519.5 million)
2. Barcelona (€560.8 million)
1. Real Madrid (€577 million)

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