European football has become more than just a game. It’s big business. The ability to generate revenue has become a vital skill for European clubs, and their financial health can have a tendency to run parallel to results on the field.
Although many clubs in Europe’s top leagues are able to generate revenue, there are some clubs that manage to stand out above the rest. These clubs have managed to build their brands on a global level, and are looking to gain market share on every corner of the globe. According to Deloitte, the following teams are the top five revenue-producing clubs in world football, based on their financial statements and publicly available data.