Old Trafford Stadium owner earned $ 813.6 million in 2018-2019 season, ranking third in the world, behind only Barca and Real Madrid.
The British team with the closest revenue to Man Utd is Man City, less than 115.4 million USD and ranked sixth in the world. Defending Champions League Liverpool ranked seventh.
Man Utd is the best English team to make money, since the audit firm Deloitte conducted a financial survey in the 1996-1997 season. However, “Reds” revenue is forecast to fall to $ 725 to 750 million in the 2019-2020 season due to loss of Champions League qualification.
“The revenue rankings of English teams can change from 2021, because Liverpool are having a great season. Man Utd is in danger of losing the number one foggy country. Man Utd’s decline could be. It will happen in this season, if Man City or Liverpool go deep in the Champions League. That was unthinkable 10 years ago, “said Dan Jones, a member of the Sports Business Group at Deloitte.
According to Deloitte’s figures, Man Utd’s revenue for the 2008-2009 season was $ 452 million, more than three times that of Man City ($ 141 million), and half as much as Liverpool ($ 289 million).
Among the top 20 best-paid clubs in the world, England has eight representatives, the most in the world, including Man Utd, Man City, Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal, West Ham and Everton. Thanks to the Champions League final, “Rooster” became the best-paid London club, at $ 595.8 million and ranked eighth in the world.
The two best earning teams belong to Spain. Barca had a revenue of $ 961.1 million in the 2018-2019 season, while Real reached $ 865.7 million. The gap between the two leading positions reached a record level, because the Catalonia team has strongly developed sales and business activities in the stadium.
The gap between rich and poor European clubs tends to increase. Total revenue of the top 20 teams making the most money increased by 11% compared to the previous season, exceeding the threshold of 10 billion USD.