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Newcastle back on the rich list

Thursday 24 January 2013 6:00

Newcastle United has broken back into the top 20 earners in European football in the game’s latest financial league from advisory group Deloitte.

With annual revenues of £115.3m in the 2011/12 season – compared to £98m the previous year – Newcastle was the only new entry in the top 20 list, ranked 20th behind Italy’s Roma which had £115.8m revenue in the same period.

In last year's report Newcastle was ranked 25th, having lost its regular spot on the list the previous year in the aftermath of relegation in the 2008/09 season.

Sunderland, meanwhile, was among a group of seven English clubs including Everton, Aston Villa and Fulham that were said to fall just outside the top 20.

For the eighth year in succession Spain’s Real Madrid was the top earning club with revenues of £431m followed by Barcelona, with £450.7m.

Manchester United was the highest ranked English club at 3rd with £395.7m, with Chelsea (5th, £322.6m), Arsenal (6th, £290.3m), Manchester City (7th, £285.6m), Liverpool (9th, £233.2m) and Tottenham (13th, £178.2m) making up the English contingent of clubs on the list.

Top 20 Clubs by 2011-12 revenue (millions of euros)


1. Real Madrid               512.6

2. Barcelona                 483

3. Manchester United         395.9

4. Bayern Munich             368.4

5. Chelsea                   322.6

6. Arsenal                   290.3

7. Manchester City           285.6

8. AC Milan                  256.9

9. Liverpool                 233.2

10. Juventus                  195.4

11. Borussia Dortmund         189.1

12. Internazionale            185.9

13. Tottenham Hotspur         178.2

14. Schalke 04                174.5

15. Napoli                    148.4

16. Olympique de Marseille    135.7

17. Olympique Lyonnais        131.9

18. Hamburger SV              121.1

19. AS Roma                   115.9

20. Newcastle United          115.3