The Premier League dominates the ranking of the richest clubs in the world

With eleven Premier League clubs making up the top 20 of the study for the 2021-2022 season, it is the first time in 26 years of existence that the absolute majority of clubs have come from the same championship. Champions Manchester City retain top spot, with revenue of €731m (£619.1m), ahead of Real Madrid (€713.8m), as Liverpool move from seventh to third place. For their part, Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal are also in the top 10, while West Ham, Leicester, Leeds, Everton and Newcastle are in the top 20.

The top 20 clubs earned €9.2bn (£7.82bn), a 13% increase on 2020-21.

This increase is largely due to fans returning to stadiums for the first full season following Covid-19 restrictions. Matchday revenue fell from €111 million to €1.4 billion. “The interest of business partners, fans and investors in the Premier League seems to be higher than ever,” said Tim Bridge, Senior Partner in Deloitte’s Sports Business Group.

It was the only one of Europe’s top five leagues to see an increase in the value of its media rights during the last rights sale process, he recalled, noting that it continues to win over millions of supporters around the world. world and its clubs enjoy a greater financial advantage than their international rivals.

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