Man Utd again top Clubs' Rich List (1 Viewer)

Aug 26, 2003
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Man Utd Again Top Clubs' Rich List

03/03/2004. Once again Manchester United have come out on top of the list of the world's richest football clubs, based on last season's income.

The list, produced annually by accountants Deloitte, shows that United's income was £167.83 million last season.

That was more than £20 million ahead of second-placed Juventus, who earned £145.75 million.

A surprise is that Leeds United, facing financial melt-down, appear in 16th place on the list after earning £61.41 million. They feature based on income, although trading in their shares has been suspended, the threat of administration remains and their debts amount to an estimated £100 million. Leeds occupied 11th place on the previous year's list.

Premiership were well represented in the top 20.

Arsenal, who last month confirmed that funding was in place to enable construction of their new stadium at Ashburton Grove to proceed, were on the new list in as the seventh richest club. The new 60,000-seater stadium will significantly boost the Gunners' revenue when it opens – which is expected to be at the start of the 2006-07 season.

Arsenal earned £99.87 million last season, with Liverpool one place below them on £99.74 million. The Reds are also putting together plans for a new 60,000-seater stadium in Stanley Park, close to Anfield, to boost their income.

Like Arsenal, Liverpool are seeking to close the earnings gap between themselves and Manchester United – a gap that has grown dramatically in recent years as capacity at Old Trafford has increased to 67,000-plus. Highbury is restricted to just over 38,000; Anfield to around 45,000.

Meanwhile Newcastle United, with the second largest ground capacity in the Premiership (some 52,000) were ninth on the rich list with an income of £92.73 million.

Chelsea were in tenth on £89.32 million – but the new financial muscle of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich is likely to be apparent when the next list is published.

Tottenham appear in 15th place with £63.81 million, and Scottish Premier League giants Celtic earned £58.07 million, placing them 18th.

Last season's Champions League winners, AC Milan, were the third richest club with an income of £133.66 million.

Real Madrid were in fourth place with £128.5 million.

The Top 20 on Deloitte's 'Rich List' were:

1. Manchester United £167,83m - € 251,4 m
2. Juventus £145.75m - € 218,3 m
3. AC Milan £133.66m
4. Real Madrid £128.5m
5. Bayern Munich £108.6m
6. Inter Milan £108.4m
7. Arsenal £99.87m
8. Liverpool £99.74m
9. Newcastle United £92.73m
10. Chelsea £89.32m
11. AS Roma £88.39m
12. Borussia Dortmund £82.78m
13. Barcelona £82.38m
14. Schalke 04 £79.17m
15. Tottenham Hotspur £63.81m
16. Leeds United £61.41m
17. Lazio £59.34m
18. Celtic £58.07m
19. Olympique Lyonnais £56.27m
20. Valencia £53.73m


i read that on soccerage.com.

i think its intersting!
 

Ivy

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Jul 16, 2003
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I dun understand the paragraph on Leeds can someone pls explain what it means? how come they are in this top 20? :confused:


And gee.... i thought Real would be richer
 

Martin

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Dec 31, 2000
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Having the highest income doesn't mean you're the richest. Leeds had a high income but still have serious debt.
 

kaizer

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Nov 1, 2003
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we're 2nd....?? unbelievable.....coz we dont spend like we're 2nd....


and roma is behind chelsea...? naah, cant be
 

Respaul

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Jul 14, 2002
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Income means nothing what so ever...

If you look on juve biz you will see that allthough our income was
€ 218,3 our outgoings were only 2 mil short of that... suddenly not so impressive..eh?
 

baggio

Senior Member
Jun 3, 2003
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This is day to day income. Shares prices etc. Doesnt mean much.

It comes as no surprise, we all know how well Juventus handles its economic systems. And how well the club is run on a daily basis.

Its a club that goes by the books. And sticks to them.
 
OP
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simpson-juvefan
Aug 26, 2003
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i think that juve is a very good club who thinks very economical and knows how about earn and use the money!!!

i am proud that juve is not one of this club who are in hugh debt and depend on russian mans or shit like that...

i think battega or someone said that they want (juve) to become greater than man united, i think it will be really difficult but i think it is positiv to have such goals!!
 

#10

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Jul 28, 2002
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Where the hell is our HUGE cost coming from then. Surely we should be looking at trying to minimise cost in the long run.... im interested in knowing the wage bill of the team...i wonder how huge it is, and who get the most..obviously dp.
 

Respaul

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Jul 14, 2002
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++ [ originally posted by John #10 ] ++
Where the hell is our HUGE cost coming from then. Surely we should be looking at trying to minimise cost in the long run.... im interested in knowing the wage bill of the team...i wonder how huge it is, and who get the most..obviously dp.
Have a look on juve biz... One of the finance reports gives a complete breakdown of our income and outcome

Theres a direct link to one of the reports in one of the other money related threads from a couple of weeks ago
 
Jan 7, 2004
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#17
++ [ originally posted by Shadowfax ] ++
Income means nothing what so ever...

If you look on juve biz you will see that allthough our income was
€ 218,3 our outgoings were only 2 mil short of that... suddenly not so impressive..eh?
i guess i have to read all the thread before posting something
 

Slagathor

Bedpan racing champion
Jul 25, 2001
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++ [ originally posted by Don Bes ] ++
where has all the money goneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee? tell me
Saw in a report on Eurosport that most football clubs spend 80% of there income on player salaries.

But if you want a specific look at Juve, click one of the links above!
 

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