Manchester United F.C. topped by Real Madrid, Barcelona in Football Money League

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Real Madrid enjoy the financial advantage against Manchester United F.C. as they are able to negotiate their own TV deals. (AP) Real Madrid enjoy the financial advantage against Manchester United F.C. as they are able to negotiate their own TV deals. (AP)
SummaryWhile Manchester United F.C. pushed to 4th, Real Madrid retains title of the world's richest soccer club.

last season.

"Beyond 2013/14, consistent qualification for the Champions League is key in Manchester United F.C. challenging to regain top spot in the Money League, a position it last held in 2003/04," said Deloitte's Austin Houlihan.

PSG have used their new-found riches to sign players such as Swedish international Zlatan Ibrahimovic and last May won the French league for the first time since 1994.

"PSG are the fastest climber in this year's Money League, claiming the highest-ever position for a French club," said Houlihan.

The largest part of PSG's income last season came from commercial deals that yielded 255 million euros. Its sponsors include airline Emirates, kit supplier Nike and the Qatar Tourism Authority.

"We expect to see them become a mainstay in the top five in years to come, backed by their ambitious Qatari owners and strong commercial support," Houlihan added.

Following are the top 20 as compiled by Deloitte in its annual Football Money League: [club/revenue in 2012-13 (million euros)]

1. Real Madrid (Spain): 519

2. Barcelona (Spain): 483

3. Bayern Munich (Germany): 431

4. Manchester United F.C. (England): 424

5. Paris St Germain (France): 399

6. Manchester City (England): 316

7. Chelsea (England): 303

8. Arsenal (England): 284

9. Juventus (Italy): 272

10. AC Milan (Italy): 264

11. Borussia Dortmund (Germany): 256

12. Liverpool (England): 241

13. Schalke 04 (Germany): 198

14. Tottenham Hotspur (England): 172

15. Inter Milan (Italy): 169

16. Galatasaray (Turkey): 157

17. Hamburg SV (Germany): 135

18. Fenerbahce (Turkey): 126

19. As Roma (Italy): 124

20. Atletico Madrid (Spain): 120

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