Football

From 1 to 10: Football's richest clubs

By Matt Majendie

Published 0311 GMT (1111 HKT) January 22, 2015
Share
cristiano ronaldo gareth balecristiano ronaldo gareth bale
1 of 10
1. Real Madrid ($639m) -- The Spanish side, awash with international stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, remains in the top spot again with a revenue for 2013-14 edging closer to $700m. JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
2. Manchester United ($602.3m) -- Performances may have dipped on the pitch for the club under David Moyes and Louis van Gaal but United is now a close second to Real Madrid. Mike Hewitt/Getty Images
3. Bayern Munich ($566.8m) --The structure of the German giants is seen as a benchmark for most clubs but, despite that, Bayern slipped behind United in the top 10 last year. Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images
4. Barcelona ($563.5m) -- Revenue has stayed fairly static for Barcelona in the past 12 months but, while it has plateaued slightly, the likes of United and Bayern have leapfrogged them. LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images
5. Paris St Germain ($551.5m) -- Increasingly big players among the biggest clubs in the world thanks to their Qatari backers and key playing personnel such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic. KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
6. Manchester City ($481.9m) -- Another club dependent on an oil rich Arab nation is City, who once more slot in at sixth in the top 10. Michael Steele/Getty Images
7. Chelsea ($451.1m) -- The London club's revenue has shot up to nearly $500m but Jose Mourinho's men remain in seventh spot overall. GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
8. Arsenal ($417.9m) -- The Gunners, who have been spearheaded on the pitch this season by Alexis Sanchez, are the second-ranked London club. Clive Rose/Getty Images
9. Liverpool ($355.8) -- One of the biggest movers on the list has been Premier League club Liverpool, shooting up from 12th place a year ago to inside the top 10. Scott Heavey/Getty Images
10. Juventus ($325.0m) -- Rounding off the top 10 is the only Serie A side to make the financial grade with an almost equal revenue in 2013-14 as the previous year. Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images