Real Madrid Generated The Highest Income During The Previous Season

Real Madrid's President Florentino Perez.

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Real Madrid might not be having their best ever season so far, but there is no denying that they still remain one of the biggest clubs in world football.

The 13-time European Champions without doubt hold the power to attract any name in the sport, and remain a dream for majority of the players involved.

The club went into a golden phase in the years gone by, with Zinedine Zidane leading the side and Cristiano Ronaldo breaking records while taking them to the highest of glory heights possible.

Now, according to recent reports coming in from Sky Sports, the La Liga side has been announced as the world’s wealthiest football club, knocking Manchester United off the perch while doing so.

As mentioned by the Deloitte Football Money League, Real Madrid generated a £665m income last season, greater than Barcelona‘s £612m and enough to top the annual index for the 12th time in the past 22 years.

Third place saw being filled by the Red Devils, with their value coming up to £590m for the year.

Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich took the 4th spot for the second year running with £557m, followed by Manchester City, with revenues of £504m – an 11 per cent rise from their 2016/17 figures.

Liverpool had a year of recording the biggest income increase in the top 10, with profits going up by 25 percent to £455m, while an impressive 22 per cent growth also saw Chelsea generate £448m.

Dan Jones, head of the Sports Business Group at Deloitte, said: “Real Madrid‘s outstanding financial performance in 2017/18 is built on their long history of success on the pitch, most recently three consecutive Champions League titles.”