An increase in media-rights income has established the English Premier League as the dominant force in the latest instalment of the Football Money League, the annual ranking of global clubs’ turnover by business advisory company Deloitte.
Spanish Liga club Real Madrid has remained top of the rankings for the 2013-14 season, with its unrivalled media-rights income of €204.2m ($253m) accounting for 37 per cent of its total revenues of €549.5m. Real has been at the top of the rankings for the past decade.
However, the start of the new Premier League rights cycle in 2013-14 season helped all 20 of the competition’s clubs into the top 40 worldwide rankings for the first time, with Everton and Newcastle United joining the top 20 to join Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.
United moved up two places to second in the list with media income of €162.3m representing 31 per cent of the total turnover of €518m.
United swapped places with Barcelona, which slipped to fourth despite registering media-rights income of €182.1m, accounting for 38 per cent of total revenues of €484.6m.
German Bundesliga club Bayern Munich stayed third with €107.7m of media income representing just 22 per cent of its €487.5m turnover.