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FC Barcelona Becomes Highest-Earning Soccer Club, According to Deloitte

MADRID – FC Barcelona has topped the list of the richest soccer clubs in the world for the first time with a revenue of 840.8 million euros ($935.97 million) during the 2018-19 season, according to Deloitte’s Football Money League.

The revenue generated by the club is a 22-percent jump over that of the last season, when it earned 690.4 million euros, due to an increase in commercial revenue (383.5 million euros, up 19 percent) and broadcast revenue (298.1 million euros, 34 percent more), according to the ranking of football clubs produced annually by the accounting firm Deloitte.

The increase in its earnings has allowed Barça to surpass its arch-rival Real Madrid, which earned 757.3 million euros, 1 percent more than the previous season, when its revenue stood at 750.9 million euros.

The top 10 of the list includes five English clubs – Manchester United, which is in third place, Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea – German club Bayern Munich in fourth, France’s Paris Saint-Germain in fifth and Italy’s Juventus in 10th.

The only other Spanish football club, apart from Barcelona and Real Madrid, among the top 20 richest clubs in the world is Atletico Madrid, which held on to its 13th spot of the previous year with revenues of 367.6 million euros, a 21-percent increase.

The 20 most powerful clubs generated a revenue of 9.3 billion euros in the 2018-19 season, according to the 23rd edition of the ranking, 11 percent more than the previous season, with an increase of 16 percent in the revenue generated from television rights (a total of 575 million euros), an increase of 9 percent in commercial revenue (313 million) and 4 percent more in matchday revenue (tickets and passes, 51 million).

Of the top 20 highest-earning clubs, 17 have an elite women’s team – including Real Madrid, which acquired Club Deportivo Tacon last year – and 13 have female representation on their Board (up from 11).

Although women’s football generates less than 1 percent of total revenue of the clubs, which disclosed the figures to Deloitte, the report expects it to generate more profits in the future with the inclusion of a group stage in the Women’s Champions League from the 2021-22 season and a decision by the UEFA to centralize the sale of broadcast rights for this competition.

 

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