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Real Madrid Beats Barcelona As Biggest Soccer Moneymaker

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LONDON (AP) – Real Madrid and Barcelona are soccer’s biggest moneymakers for the third straight year and look set to top their rivals for the foreseeable future.

The annual review of soccer finance by Deloitte shows Madrid topping the list for the seventh straight year with revenue of $636.5 million for the year ending June 30, an increase of 9 percent from the previous 12 months.

One more year at the top would equal Manchester United’s No. 1 streak from 1997-2004, but the accountancy firm says on-field success could push Barcelona ahead next year.

Barcelona trails Madrid by seven points in the Spanish league but its income increased 13 percent to $598.3 million and it could go up further if it retains its Champions League title.

LIST:

1. Real Madrid, Spain, $636.5 million (1).
2. Barcelona, Spain, $598.3 million (2).
3. Manchester United, England, $487.2 million (3).
4. Bayern Munich, Germany, $426.6 million (4).
5. Arsenal, England, $333.3 million (5).
6. Chelsea, England, $331.6 million (6).
7. AC Milan, Italy, $312.1 million (10).
8. Inter Milan, Italy, $280.6 million (9).
9. Liverpool, England, $269.9 million (8).
10. Schalke, Germany, $268.7 million (16).
11. Tottenham, England, $240.3 million (12).
12. Manchester City, England, $225.1 million (21).
13. Juventus, Italy, $204.3 million (10).
14. Marseille, France, $199.6 million (15).
15. AS Roma, Italy, $190.5 million (18).
16. Borussia Dortmund, Germany, $183.8 million (-)
17. Lyon, France, $176.3 million (14).
18. Hamburg, Germany, $171.0 million (13).
19. Valencia, Spain, $155.0 million (-).
20. Napoli, Italy, $152.5 million (-).

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