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Money Talks: Richest football clubs in the world 2021

Futbol Club Barcelona have retained their status as the world’s richest football club, according to Deloitte. Barça remained narrowly ahead of fellow Spanish giants Real Madrid despite their revenue falling by €125 million to €715.1 million in 2019-20 season.

FC Bayern München climbed to 3rd ahead of Manchester United Football Club, the highest placed English team in the annual richest football clubs in the world list. Bayern Munich (€634.1 million), Manchester United (€580.4 million), and Liverpool (€558.6 million) make up the top five richest football clubs in the world.

RankFootball ClubRevenue (2019-20 Season)Country
1Futbol Club Barcelona€715.1 millionSpain
2Real Madrid C.F.€714.9 millionSpain
3FC Bayern Munich€634.1 millionGermany
4Manchester United F.C.€580.4 millionUnited Kingdom
5Liverpool F.C.€558.6 millionUnited Kingdom
6Manchester City F.C.€549.2 millionUnited Kingdom
7Paris Saint-Germain€540.6 millionFrance
8Chelsea F.C.€469.7 millionUnited Kingdom
9Tottenham Hotspur Football Club€445.7 millionUnited Kingdom
10Juventus Football Club€397.9 millionItaly
11Arsenal Football Club€388 millionUnited Kingdom
12Borussia Dortmund€365.7 millionGermany
13Atletico de Madrid€331.8 millionSpain
14Inter Milan€291.5 millionItaly
15Zenit Saint Petersburg €236.5 millionRussia
16FC Schalke 04€222.8 millionGermany
17Everton Football Club€212 millionUnited Kingdom
18Olympique Lyonnais- Lyon€180.7 millionFrance
19S.S.C. Napoli€176.3 millionItaly
20Eintracht Frankfurt€174 million Germany

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