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Deloitte have released their Football Money League for 2020 and for English clubs, there has been significant movement.
Despite a set of disappointing results on the field, Manchester United top the table for the Premier League sides, sitting third behind La Liga’s top two of Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Premier League champions, Manchester City lose fifth place to Paris Saint-Germain, while Champions League and Club World Cup holders, Liverpool maintain seventh.
Tottenham Hotspur move into eighth, up two places from last year—the club, owned by the ENIC Group, now boasts the title of best finances in the capital.
Chelsea are marginally behind their London neighbours in ninth, while Arsenal slip two places into 11th.
West Ham United leapfrog Everton into 18th place, with the Merseyside club falling into 19th.
English clubs make up eight of the top 20 teams, pulling in a combined turnover of $4.2 billion (£3.28 billion).
Manchester United remain the powerhouse of English football financially, but for how long?
The once dominant force on the pitch remains in third place for the second consecutive year, with revenue increasing by six per cent—$48.4 million (£37.3 million), to $792.8 million (£611 million).
This was, on the whole, attributed to a return to the Champions League. An improved distribution from UEFA for the new television rights cycle, coupled with United reaching the Quarter-final stage under new boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjær.
However, by failing to qualify for the Champions League in 2019/20, Manchester United now find themselves in a hazardous position in regards to Money League terms.
The Red Devils predict revenue of $726-752 million (£560-580 million) in 2019/20. That would see the club, potentially, fall to its lowest ever Money League position in next year’s edition.
This could also put the Red Devils at risk of losing their position as the Premier League’s highest revenue generating club for the first time in Money League history. Local rivals Manchester City and Liverpool are primed to replace them.
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Pep Guardiola’s side captured all three trophies on offer in England during the 2018/19 season, the first to ever do so. The Sky Blues’ results helped to achieved a record revenue stream of $697.8 million (£538.2 million).
However, despite an increase of seven per cent on last years total—$652.7 million (£503.5 million), City saw their placing fall by one to sixth, this was due to the huge surge of clubs around them, specifically Paris Saint-Germain. While Liverpool lie only $6.7 million (£5.2 million) behind in seventh.
Matchday revenue for the Manchester club sees them bring in $71.3 million (£55 million), the lowest in the top half of the table, Juventus who poled tenth reached a figure of $74.9 million (£57.8 million).
Liverpool parade the UEFA Champions League trophy after reigning supreme in Madrid.
The Reds become the third English club to break the £500 million barrier ($648 million), retaining seventh place in the league—but, the club has gone from strength to strength.
A strong season led to Jürgen Klopp’s side being crowned Champions League winners while at home, they just missed out on their first title in 29 years in a blistering race with Manchester City.
Deloitte placed emphasis on ‘the virtuous cycle of on-pitch success and positive financial performance’.
Broadcast revenue increased £41.2 million (19%) to £263.8 million due to greater UEFA distribution and the club receiving the highest distribution of funds from the Premier League.
Commercial growth soared by 23 per cent to $241.1 million (£185.9 million), powered by sponsor bonuses after a winning the Champions League and a return to hosting summer concerts at Anfield.
Liverpool have signed a new partnership with Nike, replacing current supplier New Balance.
Figures suggest the club could hit $129.6 million (£100 million) per season with the Oregon based company.
A sum that is likely to challenge those placed above them in next years league, while a likely Premier League title in May could see their revenue increase further.