Barcelona topped a list of the world’s most money-spinning football clubs for the first time in an annual league table.
The Catalan club overtook Real Madrid to become only the third to lead the 23rd Deloitte Football Money League as the world’s 20 biggest clubs generate record combined income of €9.3bn (R 150bn) for the 2018-19 season.
Manchester United finished in third with revenues of €711.5m (R 11.7bn) but Deloitte said the traditional financial powerhouse of English football was at risk of losing its crown for the first time, to Abu Dhabi-owned Manchester City or even Liverpool.
The top 10 Most revenue by clubs in 2018-19
1 Barcelona £741.1 Million (R 14bn)
2 Real Madrid £667.5 Million (R 12.5bn)
3 Manchester United £627.1 Million (R 11.7bn)
4 Bayern Munich £581.8 Million (R 11bn)
5 Paris St-Germain £560.5 Million (R 10.5bn)
6 Manchester City £538.2 Million (R 10.1bn)
7 Liverpool £533 Million (R 10bn)
8 Tottenham £459.3 Million (R 8.6bn)
9 Chelsea £452.2 Million (R 8.5bn)
10 Juventus £405.2 Million (R 7.6bn)
By Ofhani Munyai