Five Premier League clubs in top 10

Delottie have issued their 24th annual Football Money League and the Swiss Ramble has covered it in great depth and detail on Twitter this morning. If numbers is your thing, then it makes for a fascinating read.

Barcelona and Real Madrid remain the top two clubs in the world, in a year unlike no other. Deloitte believe the clubs featured have lost a combined £2 billion in match day revenue as a result of the Covid19 pandemic.

Deloitte have published the 24th edition of their annual Football Money League, which ranks the world’s leading football clubs by revenue, this time covering the 2019/20 season. Some thoughts in the following thread.

— Swiss Ramble (@SwissRamble) February 22, 2021

Manchester United fell out of the top 3, replaced by Bayern Munich, with Liverpool overtaking Manchester City to take fifth spot. Chelsea (8th) and Spurs (9th) also feature in the top 10, taking the total number of Premier League clubs to five in the top 10. Arsenal (11th) and Everton (17th) also feature in the top 20.

#FCBarcelona retained top spot in the Money League, despite revenue dropping £114m, fractionally ahead of Spanish rivals #RealMadrid, both with £627m. #FCBayern £556m overtook #MUFC £509m to claim third place, while #LFC £490m climbed two places to 5th, just ahead of #MCFC £482m.

— Swiss Ramble (@SwissRamble) February 22, 2021

Champions League remains key

Chelsea’s return to the Champions League had a big impact on their finances understandably, but failing to reach the Final again also impacted Spurs and Liverpool.

The importance of European qualification is evident from #CFC return to the Champions League, though #LFC and #THFC had lower revenue after only reaching last 16 compared to the final in 2019. #MUFC hurt by dropping to Europa League, though #WWFC did well after reaching QF.

— Swiss Ramble (@SwissRamble) February 22, 2021

Spurs however received a big boost from the opening of their new stadium.

Tottenham Spurs stadium

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 03: Fireworks are seen during the Opening Ceremony of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium prior to the the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 03, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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