Barcelona Drop From Top 5 Richest Clubs in the World as Man City, Real Madrid Top List

Barcelona Drop From Top 5 Richest Clubs in the World as Man City, Real Madrid Top List

  • Barcelona has dropped to seventh in the latest richest football clubs rankings as released by the official Deloitte Money League
  • The Catalan giants had a woeful spell in the 2021/22 campaign after getting dumped out of the Champions League in the group stages
  • English Premier League giants Manchester City head the list of the richest clubs with Liverpool and Manchester United also in the top five

Barcelona is no longer among the top five richest football clubs in the world after the official Deloitte Money League for 2023 was released.

The Catalan giants only made €638.2 million which was good enough for the seventh position after a trophyless season where they were dumped out early from the Champions League.

Manchester City, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, English Premier League, La Liga
Manchester City are the richest football club in the world for the second year running. Photo by Matt McNulty
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According to GIVE ME SPORT, For the second year running, Manchester City has topped the Money League having made €731m in total revenue.

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Real Madrid came in second despite winning the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League, amassing a total of €714m with Liverpool in third with a revenue of €702m.

Manchester United with €689m and Paris Saint-Germain amassing €654m revenues complete the 26th edition of the Deloitte Football Money League top five rankings.

Top 5 richest clubs in the world

1. Manchester City | €731million

2. Real Madrid | €714million

3. Liverpool | €701.7million

4. Manchester United | €689million

5. Paris Saint-Germain | € 654.2million

EPL clubs dominate richest clubs list

Meanwhile, the 26th edition of the Deloitte Football Money League was dominated by Premier League clubs with 11 English sides in the top 20 richest football clubs.

Five of the Premier League’s ‘big six’ clubs reported revenue increases of 15% or more which is a total increase of €226m as new commercial partnerships began and non-matchday events, Deloitte reports.

Liverpool was the biggest mover in this year’s edition of the Money League, rising four places (from seventh to third) to achieve its highest-ever position.

Why Barcelona is coming to Africa

Earlier, Sports Brief reported, newly crowned Spanish Super Cup champions, Barcelona are heading to Africa, just a few days after defeating Real Madrid 3-1 in Saudi Arabia.

The Catalan giants have been drawn to play Spanish third-tier side AD Ceuta which is a club that borders Morocco on the northern coast of Africa.

Ceuta which has a population of around 85,000 people has been in Spain's possession since 1580 although Morocco does not officially recognize it as Spanish territory.