Newcastle United 14th Richest Club in the World

Deloitte have issued their Deloitte Football Money League and three Premier Clubs are in the top 5.

Real Madrid remain top with Newcastle dropping one place from last year to 14th position, despite their lack of success in both the Premier League and Europe.


Real Madrid were the world’s largest revenue-generating club for the third successive season but Manchester United have now moved up to second place and Chelsea moved up to 4th while Arsenal, with their new Emirates stadium and larger match revenues, moved up four places to fifth.

Barcelona, in third place, complete the top five based on club revenue (turnover), not including transfer fees, for the 2006/07 season.

Dan Jones, partner in the Sports Business Group at Deloitte said:

“This is the first time that any country has had three clubs in the top five of the Money League,” “Arsenal’s move to the Emirates Stadium has transformed their revenues whilst Chelsea’s revenue increase sees them return to the top five.”

“With the new Premier League television deals now online for the 2007/08 season, Manchester United have the opportunity to significantly close the gap on Real and a successful Champions League run may even see them challenge again for the number one position,”

The top 20 clubs’ collective revenues grew by 11 percent to 3.7 billion euros in 2006/07, the highest rate of growth since 2002/03. The top 20 global clubs are all European.

Last year Newcastle United were in 13th place and have dropped one place to 14th place with £87.1 in revenues, but another £20M in revenue would see them jump to 10th place.

And in the last two seasons Newcastle have finished in the bottom half of the Premier league, so if Newcastle were ever successful you’ve got to wonder how much revenue the club would then make. Other clubs in the league are actually successful with the playing sides of their clubs.

Another illustration of the massive unrealized potential that is Newcastle United.

Here is the Money league with last year’s positions in brackets:

Position Club         Revenue £  Revenue €

1 (1) 	 Real Madrid    236.2      351.0
2 (4)    Man United     212.1      315.2
3 (2)    Barcelona      195.3      290.1
4 (6)    Chelsea        190.5      283.0
5 (9)    Arsenal        177.6      263.9
6 (5)    AC Milan       153.0      227.2
7 (8)    Bayern Munich  150.3      223.3
8 (10)   Liverpool      133.9      198.9
9 (7)    Inter Milan    131.3      195.0
10 (12)  AS Roma        106.1      157.6
11 (15)  Tottenham      103.1      153.1
12 (3)   Juventus        97.7      145.2
13 (11)  Olympique Lyon  94.6      140.6
14 (13)  Newcastle       87.1      129.4
15 (16)  Hamburg SV      81.0      120.4
16 (14)  Schalke 04      76.9      114.3
17 (n/a) Celtic          75.2      111.8
18 (n/a) Valencia        72.4      107.6
19 (n/a) Marseille       66.6       99.0
20 (n/a) Werder Bremen   65.5       97.3

The four clubs that have dropped out of the top 20 are Manchester City, Rangers, West Ham United and Benfica.

Comments very welcome.

18 comments so far

  • Peter Hughes

    Feb 14, 2008 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #1

    just after a fine sausage breakfast…was so hungry i even ate my da’s sausage……..great news to come to after a fine breakfast….we’re still making a fortune….now time to spend wisely in the summer to ensure we stay in this list

  • valle

    Feb 14, 2008 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #2

    I hate to see Spurs have moved above us tho 🙁

  • Davies

    Feb 14, 2008 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #3

    Not that fussed about this article. Anyone heard anything about Owen? The Mirror are banging on about Ashley having to cough up £20m, but that is just the Mirror. I’m assuming, for the moment, that it’s just a slow news day for their “journalists” and that this is simply more of their sh*t stirring rubbish, but I’d be interested to know if there’s any truth in it.

  • valle

    Feb 14, 2008 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #4

    Davies… Thats just another way of saying that he wont take a pay cut… But i guess 20 mill sounds better when u need to sell papers.

  • Martin

    Feb 14, 2008 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #5

    Sixth richest club in the premier league! And people say we are not a big club. The fan base shows this is not so! Lets hope Ashley can keep us in the top 20 until we find our feet in the league again.

  • Leo*

    Feb 14, 2008 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #6

    am gutted spurs have leapfrogged us

  • Peter Hughes

    Feb 14, 2008 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #7

    god i love eating sausages…. its criminal that spurs have jumped above us. In all honesty tho they are about 3 years ahead of us football wise and i can only see the gap widening as KK has already written this season off. Wish we had gone for ramos when roeder left. Fat freddy was after Fat sam which was a joke.

  • paul p

    Feb 14, 2008 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #8

    the only way to get back up is to spend some money in the summer and bring some world quality players in, improve our team, sell all our season tickets, and then finish in the top 5, qualifing for europe and hopefully winning a cup, that will hopefully see us leap frog spurs again. just shows in the summer though, when we are trying to attract top players, we should be able to do it no problem. roll on the good times ahead.

  • JP from Gibraltar

    Feb 14, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #9

    This means absolutely nothing, what we should be doing is performing on the pitch!

  • paul p

    Feb 14, 2008 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #10

    JP – yes it does mate. It means when we are trying to attract players to the club, there should be only man u, chelsea, arsenal, liverpool and spurs able to compete with us in attracting the players. they will see the stats and they’l know who the top teams are in the world, I know what u are saying though mate and the only way is to show anything is on the pitch. but we need the quality players to come in before we can do it on the pitch and it will happen mate. you will see.

  • GP

    Feb 14, 2008 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #11

    To get the world class players at our club we’ll have to be paying them silly money. If Owen is on about £100k a week what will the likes of Deco etc want?

  • willowtoon

    Feb 14, 2008 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #12

    When you consider our Debt position against the teams above us in this list then we are indeed in a much better position.

    I think Mr Ashley will make some very serious money when he turns us into a top 4 team

    And he knows it

    With regard to the summer. European Football next seasons is what attracts top players and we will not have any.

    This means we need a quality team to ensure we get European Football the following year

  • Bill F

    Feb 14, 2008 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #13

    Peter Hughes hope you are not really Biffa Bacon in real life or you are deep in the sh*t.

  • Bill F

    Feb 14, 2008 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #14

    Based on that info if we were playing to that table we wouldn’t even get a Champions league place and would just about scrape into the Eufa ( I’ve had about ten goes at trying to get that spelling right but just can’t see it) cup. That is neither an optimistic or pessimistic observation just a fact.

  • Leo*

    Feb 14, 2008 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #15

    i will have a go also bill


    Uefa cup i think

  • Bill F

    Feb 14, 2008 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #16

    Thanks Leo*, sometimes you just get mental blockages. Mind you as a Toon supporter I think I have had one for over 50 years. 🙂

  • valle

    Feb 14, 2008 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #17

    GP… Owen was World class when he came to us from Real, so i guess you answer your own question.

  • CJ

    Feb 14, 2008 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #18

    We are the 14th richest club in the world and haven’t played in Europe for 2 years.

    This is just for any Maccums and Smoggies who come on this site with there obsession with NUFC.


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