Premier League Giants Manchester United are back at the top of the table after several years off the top spot.
No, you don’t need to check our football scores service, they haven’t played a glut of games over night and knocked Chelsea off of the top of the Premier League table, but they have in fact knocked Real Madrid off top spot in the Deloitte football rich list that was revealed last night.
The feat is quite staggering considering Real Madrid have dominated both on and off the field for a number of years, holding the top ranking in the money list for the last 11 years, whilst coupling that with two European cup triumphs in the last theee years.
However, despite their on the field troubles in the last three seasons, Manchester United recorded record revenues of £515million. This was assisted by the bumper new TV deal for the Premier League, as well as the clubs kit deal with adidas and sponsorship deal with Chevrolet. Couple that with the marketing power of signing Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Manchester United seem to have gor the winning formula for success next season too.
However, it’s not just Manchester United who have seen themselves rise up the ladder, but all Premier League clubs have benefitted significantly from the TV rights deal.
Eight Premier League clubs feature in the worlds top 20, including Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham, West Ham and Leicester City make it into the top 20 for the first time ever following their dramatic title win.
Here is the Deloitte money list top 10.