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Man. United drops in Money League
January 23rd, 2014 8:53PM
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[MAKING A LIST] Real Madrid and Barcelona remained 1-2 on the annual Deloitte Football Money League rankings, based on revenues for the 2012-13 season. Bayern Munich, winner of the 2013 UEFA Champions League, moved ahead of Manchester United into third place. Paris St. Germain, unranked in the 2011-12 Top 20, climbed to fifth thanks to income from 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," Austin Houlihan, senior manager in the Sports Business Group at Deloitte, said.

The PSG deal with Qatar Tourism Authority has been criticized as an artificial mechanism by the Qatari-owned club to bring in revenues that allow it to meet UEFA's new financial fair play rules.

The top 10 consists of the two Spanish clubs, four from the EPL, two from Italy's Serie A, plus Bayern, the German champion, and PSG, the French champion.

Deloitte Top 20 (2012-13)
1. (1) Real Madrid $710 million
2. (2) Barcelona $661 million
3. (4) Bayern Munich $590.4
4. (3) Manchester United $580
5. (NR) Paris St. Germain $546 million
6 (7) Manchester City $433 million
7 (5) Chelsea $415 million
8. (6) Arsenal $389 million
9. (10) Juventus $373 million
10. (8) AC Milan $361 million
11. (11) Borussia Dortmund $351 million
12. (9) Liverpool $330 million
13. (14) Schalke $271 million
14. (13) Tottenham $236 million
15. (12) Inter Milan $231 million
16. (NR) Galatasaray $215 million
17. (18) Hamburg $185 million
18. (NR) Fenerbahce $173 million
19. (19) Roma $170 million
20. (NR) Atletico Madrid $164 million
Note: In parentheses is 2011-12 ranking.

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