Deloitte Football Money League 2013
Captains of industry
Welcome to the 16th edition of the Deloitte Football Money League, in which we profile the highest earning clubs in the world’s most popular sport. The Money League is published eight months after the end of the 2011/12 season, and is therefore the most contemporary and reliable analysis of clubs’ relative financial performance.
The 20 Money League clubs generated combined revenues of €4.8 billion in 2011/12, a 10% growth on the previous year, and account for over a quarter of the total European football market. Real Madrid retain top position for the eighth successive year and become the first sports clubs to surpass the €500m revenue threshold in a single year with a total of €513m. FC Barcelona remain in second place to ensure a Spanish one-two for the fourth year running.
Manchester City and Juventus climb into the top 10, replacing Internazionale and Schalke 04, with revenues of €286m and €195m respectively. Newcastle United is the only new entry into the top 20 rankings, replacing Valencia, with each Money League club again coming from one of the ‘big five’ European leagues – England (seven), Italy (five), Germany (four), Spain (two) and France (two).