Man Utd dethrone Real Madrid as world’s richest club

Manchester United generated the most revenue of any football club in the world last season, according to a report published by Deloitte, the BBC reports.

United dethrone Real Madrid – who held top spot for 11 years – after accumulating a record revenue of 689m euros (£515m) during the 2015-16 term.

The Premier League club saw commercial revenue grow by 100m euros (£71m).

Combined revenue for the top 20 clubs during the 2015-16 season grew 12% to 7.4bn euros (£6.41bn) – a new record.

It is the first time Manchester United have topped the annual Deloitte Football Money League since the 2003-04 season.

Real drop down to third, behind Spanish rivals Barcelona, who remain in second spot.

German giants Bayern Munich move up a position to fourth and Manchester City also climb a spot to fifth – having generated 524.9 euros (£392.6m) – up from 463.5 euros (£352.6m) during the previous season.

Deloitte Money League Table 2015-16 season – the top 10

1 Manchester United
2 Barcelona
3 Real Madrid
4 Bayern Munich
5 Manchester City
6 Paris St-Germain
7 Arsenal
8 Chelsea
9 Liverpool
10 Juventus

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