Barcelona are further ahead of Real Madrid in the Deloitte Money League than they are in La Liga. The Catalan club become the first club to break the €800 million mark last season.
Published just eight months after the end of the 2018/19 season, the Money League is an independent analysis of the clubs’ relative financial performance.
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FC Barcelona reach the top of the Money League for the first time ever and at the same time become the first club to break the €800m barrier, generating revenue of €840.8m.
The Catalan club, who replaced coach Ernesto Valverde overnight, increased their revenue by an incredible €150 million from the previous season. Real Madrid comparatively grew their revenue by less than €7 million to drop to second place.
The top 20 highest-earning football clubs for the 2018/19 season, with combined revenues growing 11% to €9.3bn, a new record.Only 16% of that was generated by matchday revenue, demonstrating the shift in economic focus of football clubs.
Manchester United (€711.5m) are in third but are at risk of losing their position as the Premier League’s highest revenue-generating club for the first time in next year’s edition of the Money League.
Tottenham Hotspur are eighth, the club’s highest-ever position, and have overtaken Arsenal and Chelsea to become London’s highest revenue-generating club for the first time since 1996/97.
The composition of the top 20 overall remains relatively stable with only two new entrants to the Money League – Olympique Lyonnais ranked 17th (up from 28th) and Napoli ranked 20th (up from 21st).