Football's Rich List: 1. Real Madrid – For the ninth straight year Real Madrid are ranked as the world's richest club with a total revenue of $702 million. Their global reach allows the Spanish club to make millions in commercial revenue, both domestically and internationally, thanks to marketable stars like Cristiano Ronaldo -- recently crowned the world's best player.
2. Barcelona – Barcelona are second in the list, $47 million behind Real, and can also generate huge sums commercially on the back of players like Lionel Messi. The Argentina striker is their talisman and has helped them to win the Spanish league title four times in the last five years.
3. Bayern Munich – No-one could hold a candle to Bayern Munich in terms of silverware in 2013, the German champions winning an incredible five titles, including the European Champions League. They have usurped Manchester United in third spot and recorded a 17% growth in revenue to hit $585m.
4. Manchester United – English champions Manchester United fell to fourth in the money list -- the first time they've been outside the top three in 17 years. Despite revenue growing to $574 million they were overtaken by Bayern, and fortunes on the pitch have wavered since former manager Alex Ferguson left the club in May after 27 years at the helm.
5. Paris Saint-Germain – The stature of French champions Paris Saint-Germain as a European force under their Qatari owners was evidenced by their ability to attract big stars like Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. They nudged their way into the top five after almost quadrupling their revenue since the 2010/11 season -- the highest ever placing by a French side.
6. Manchester City – Manchester City leapfrogged Arsenal and Chelsea to become the second richest English Premier League club in the list. City, owned by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al Nahyan from Abu Dhabi, saw their total revenue rise to $428.3 million.
7. Chelsea – Chelsea, led by Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho, drop two places to seventh in the 2014 list. Backed by Russian billionaire owner Roman Abramovich, the London club actually saw a drop in revenue, from $437 million to $411 million.
8. Arsenal – Arsenal currently sit top of the English Premier League as they go in search of a first trophy since 2005. They flexed their muscles in the transfer market with the purchase of Germany international Mesut Ozil, at a cost of $70 million and saw a small drop in revenue, to $385m.