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Real Madrid top football’s “Rich List” for the sixth year running, according to Deloitte.
While Madrid endured a disappointing 2009/10 campaign on the pitch, losing out to Barcelona in the Spanish title race and being knocked out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage, off the pitch they generated €438.6m.
The Deloitte report's editor, Dan Jones, told BBC Sport: “In the coming years, particularly as UEFA's financial fair play rules take effect, Real Madrid's revenue prowess should, in theory, translate into a competitive advantage on the pitch.”
Barcelona are second on the list with €398.1m, while Manchester United ensured the top three would remain the same for the second year running by generating €349.8m despite only winning the Carling Cup last season.
Chelsea, who secured a Premier League and FA Cup double are sixth on the money list with €255.9m, behind Bayern Munich (€323m) and rivals Arsenal (€274.1m).
AC Milan (€235.8m), Liverpool (€225.3m), Inter Milan (€224.8m) and Juventus (€205m) round out the top 10.