Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid is once again the biggest money-maker in soccer, taking in US$625 million (€549.5 million) during the 2013-14 season according to Deloitte’s annual “Football Money League” report.
Manchester United of the English Premier League jumped up to second with $US589 million in revenue, thanks in large part to a uniform alone that was worth $US71.9 million in 2013-14.
As for the top American sports teams, the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys compare quite favourably to the top soccer clubs, taking in $US560 million in revenue during the 2013 season according to Forbes. Meanwhile, six soccer clubs take in more revenue than MLB’s New York Yankees, whose revenue was $US461 million in 2013 according to Forbes.
Here is how the top money-maker in each of the top four North American sports leagues compare to the top soccer clubs from around the world.
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