New figures from the Deloittle Football Money League have revealed that Manchester United are the richest team in world football.
United reportedly made £515.3million last season, enough to take them above Real Madrid and to the top spot for the first time in 12 years.
It’s also the largest revenue ever posted by a football club, according to Deloitte.
There are eight Premier League clubs in the top 20, with the meteoric rise in TV deals and sponsorship money a huge part of their growing wealth. The competition also has one of the biggest prize payouts, with Leicester City’s surprise triumph catapulting them into the top 20.
“And there is a strong chance almost all Prem clubs will be in the top 30 clubs next year,” Deloitte senior manager Tim Bridge said.
Spanish heavyweight duo Barcelona and Real Madrid were second and third respectively. Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich were ranked 4th, while United’s noisy neighbours Manchester City were ranked 5th.