Real Madrid again top, 20 clubs make $7 billion
Real Madrid is football's biggest moneymaker for the 11th straight year, while Bayern Munich dropped to its lowest position in eight years.
Madrid's revenue of 577 million euros ($628 million) in 2014-15 kept it top of the Football Money League compiled by accountancy firm Deloitte. "The planned redevelopment of the Santiago Bernabeu will help to continue the growth in matchday income in the coming years," said Dan Jones, a partner in the Deloitte sports business division. The revenue of the world's top 20 clubs, which are all European and include nine from the Premier League, grew 8 per cent year-to-year to 6.6b euros.