Barcelona beat Madrid, Bayern and Man Utd to Money League top spot

Stefan Bienkowski
Stefan Bienkowski Updated: 19 May 2021 15:43 BST 2 min read
Barcelona beat Madrid, Bayern and Man Utd to Money League top spot

Barcelona have retained their spot at the top of the Deloitte Football Money League for 2021, despite the serious impact the COVID pandemic has had on every club across European football. 

Each year Deloitte put together a report cataloguing the finances of Europe’s biggest clubs, with this year’s reporting coming six months after the end of the disrupted 2019/20 season.

According to the accounting organisation, the top 20 clubs generated a combined €8.2 billion in revenue during 2019/20, which was down 12% on the prior season.

This was largely put down to broadcasting payments being deferred to the 2020/21 season and a sharp decline in matchday revenue towards the end of last season. 

However, that didn’t seem to stop Barcelona from once again beating their rivals across the continent to top spot with a revenue of €715 million. 

In second place, Real Madrid finished just below their La Liga rivals with around €714 million in revenue, while Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich came third with a revenue of €634 million. 

Here’s a full list of the top 20 clubs in the 2021 Deloitte Money League

ClubRevenue
Barcelona€715 million
Real Madrid€714.9 million
Bayern Munich€634 million
Man United€580 million
Liverpool€558 million
Man City€549 million
PSG€540 million
Chelsea€469 million
Tottenham Hotspur€445 million
Juventus€397 million
Arsenal €388 million
Borussia Dortmund€365 million
Atletico Madrid€331 million
Inter€291.5 million
FC Zenit€236 million
Schalke€228 million
Everton €212 million
Lyon €180 million
Napoli €176 million
Eintracht Frankfurt€174 million