THE WORLD'S GAME: Real Madrid Is The Highest Earning Sports Team Ever

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Deloitte’s annual survey of football revenue names Real Madrid as the top team — and the highest-earning sports team ever.Real earned $592 million last year, up from $541 million.

The next best was FC Barcelona at $537 million, followed by Manchester United at $472 million. The two Spanish clubs consistently top the list due to beneficial broadcast contracts.

In other sports, the top earning Dallas Cowboys brought in $420 million, according to Forbes. The New York Yankees brought in $441 million, according to Forbes.

20) ASTON VILLA: $148 million revenue

Source: Deloitte

19) VFB STUTTGART: $155 million revenue

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18) AS ROMA: $166 million revenue

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17) ATLETICO DE MADRID: $168 million revenue

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16) SCHALKE 04: $189 million revenue

Source: Deloitte

15) OLYMPIQUE DE MARSEILLE: $190 million revenue

Source: Deloitte

14) OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS: $197 million revenue

Source: Deloitte

13) HAMBURGER SV: $197 million revenue

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12) TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR: $198 million revenue

Source: Deloitte

11) MANCHESTER CITY: $206 million revenue

Source: Deloitte

10) JUVENTUS: $277 million revenue

Source: Deloitte

9) INTERNATIONALE: $303 million revenue

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8) LIVERPOOL: $304 million revenue

Source: Deloitte

7) AC MILAN: $318 million revenue

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6) CHELSEA: $345 million revenue

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5) ARSENAL: $370 million revenue

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4) BAYERN MUNICH: $436 million revenue

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3) MANCHESTER UNITED: $472 million revenue

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2) FC BARCELONA: $537 million revenue

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1) REAL MADRID: $592 million revenue

Source: Deloitte

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