Friday,20 January – Manchester United occupy top positions Deloitte Financial League for the first time in more than a decade after achieving a turnover of 515.3 million pounds (RM2.82 billion) for the year 2015-16.
The amount was enough to eliminate Real Madrid from their position of world’s richest club after the Spanish football giant recorded revenue of 463.8 million pounds (RM2.54 billion), an increase of almost 45 million (RM246.63 million) to be in the third position, while Barcelona in second position. Old Trafford club’s income increased as a result of the matchday, broadcasting rights and advertising sector.
Dan Jones, associate Sports Business Group at Deloitte, said: “In the last few years, United won a commercial partnership with the income overcome their rivals that a major factor in their success is the top league of Finance.
“They face stiff competition from Barcelona and Real Madrid in the standings edition next year because it does not compete in the arena of the Champions League in addition to the value of the pound and the euro are shrinking, in the long term other clubs will present the commercial demand matching such as United, “he said.
After the League Finance was established over 20 years ago, United is the only club other than Real who occupy top positions in addition to the League of Financial eight English clubs in the top 20.
Total revenue of the league’s top 20 clubs increased by 12 percent or 6.4 billion pounds (RM35.08 billion) in eight Premier League clubs accounted for 2.4 billion pounds (RM13.15 billion).
Source : Internet