Thursday, February 16, 2006

The world's richest football clubs

Spanish club Real Madrid is the richest football club in the world according to the latest Deloitte Football Money League. Manchester United who has been the richest club for the past eight years takes second place. From BBC:
Real Madrid's income has doubled in the past five years, as players such as David Beckham have boosted shirt sales.

...the appeal of star players such as David Beckham, Ronaldo and Raul have helped boost the club's merchandising efforts. It has used the appeal of these players to boost sales of shirts and other merchandise, particularly in Asia where David Beckham has a huge personal following.

"Real Madrid have been more successful in turning their international support into revenues than most other clubs including Manchester United," Deloitte's Paul Rawnsley said.
My favourite club Tottenham Hotspur is at number 13 in the table.


Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Good to hear that you are not a ManU fan. Heheheheh.

primus said...

Me Arsenal fan. IZ, you must be happy that Spurs is above Arsenal in the Premier League now. Looks like we both are fighting for the last spot for the Champions League.