Real Madrid, Spain, achieved total revenues of 831 million euros, topping Deloitte’s list of numbers and statistics as the highest-income club in the world of football for the 2022-2023 season.
The Royal Club tops the list for the first time since the 2017-2018 season, ahead of Manchester City of England (826 million euros) and Paris Saint-Germain of France (802 million euros).
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Barcelona advanced from seventh place last year to fourth place with total revenues of 800 million euros, while Manchester United fell one place to become fifth with total revenues of 746 million euros.
On the other hand, Atletico Madrid fell from 12th to 15th place, due to a 19% decrease in its revenues compared to last season as a result of the decrease in television broadcasting revenues due to its exit from the Champions League competitions.
In turn, the English club Liverpool recorded the worst decline in the annual rankings this year, returning again to seventh place, and it is one of 3 clubs that recorded a decline in revenues.
The top 10 richest clubs in the world, based on last season’s revenue 💰
🔝 Real Madrid climbs to the top
📈 Barca with the biggest improvement
🔻 Liverpool down 4 places
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Increase in revenue
Real Madrid recorded an increase in revenues of 118 million euros over the past year, and the 16% increase is due to strong performance in retail, increased public attendance, and recovering income from sponsors.
Although Manchester City lost the lead, which it held alone in the past two years, the club recorded its highest revenues ever in a single season, thanks to winning the treble last season, which boosted the club’s income from broadcast revenues and commercial revenues.
Commercial revenues constituted the highest percentage of club income for the first time since 2015-2016, with the exception of the 2019-2020 season, which was affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, with broadcast revenues increasing by a modest 5%.
The total revenues of the clubs registered in Deloitte's financial list for the 2022-2023 season reached a record high of 10.5 billion euros, an increase of 14% over last year, and exceeding pre-pandemic rates (9.2 billion euros in the 2021-2022 and 2018-2019 seasons).