Spanish giants, Barcelona generated more money than any other club for the first time last season according to Deloitte's Football Money League, with the Catalan's overtaking rivals, Real Madrid to top the list.
The defending La Liga champions earned £741.1million in revenue in the 2018-19 season, with Madrid falling to second with £667.5m, while Manchester United's image as the biggest football club in the world took a serious hit as they could only finish in third with earnings of £627.1m.
Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich continued to assert their supremacy in Germany netting £581.8m in the last year, while French giants, Paris Saint-Germain rounded up the top five with earnings of £560.5m.
💰 For the first time ever, Barça tops Deloitte’s Football Money League. 840.8M euros for the 2018/19 season [fcb] pic.twitter.com/WCR7oRuK63— FC Barcelona Fl (@FCBarcelonaFl) January 14, 2020
The massive money in the Premier League is seen as five English clubs in Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur other than the Red Devils featuring in the top 10, with the biggest jump in fortunes seen in the earnings of Tottenham who saw increased revenues of 21% to jump to eighth-place with £459.3m.
It will be interesting to see which club comes out on top next year or if the heavyweights of Europe continue to dominate the list when it comes to earnings and revenue for the forseeable future.
|Most revenue by clubs in 2018-19|
|Source: Deloitte Football Money League|