The world's richest soccer teams

According to the accounting firm Deloitte, Spanish giant Real Madrid is the richest soccer team in the world. Here’s a list released earlier this month of the top-twenty world’s richest soccer teams based on revenue made in the 2008-2009 season. 

Deloitte Football Money League – 2008-09 revenue (Last year’s position in brackets)
1 (1) Real Madrid $540.9 million
2 (3) Barcelona $466.7 m
3 (2) Man Utd $417.018 m
4 (4) Bayern Munich $369.2 m
5 (6) Arsenal $335.4 m
6 (5) Chelsea $309 m
7 (8) Liverpool $276.7 m
8 (11) Juventus $259.1 m
9 (10) Internazionale $250.6 m
10 (7) AC Milan $250.6 m
11 (15) Hamburg $194.5 m
12 (9) Roma $186.7 m
13 (12) Lyon $177.7 m
14 (16) Marseille $169.2 m
15 (14) Tottenham $169 m
16 (13) Schalke $158.7 m
17 (n/a) Werder Bremen $146.2 m
18 (20) B Dortmund $131.9 m
19 (n/a) Man City $130.2 m
20 (17) Newcastle $128.7

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John Haydon has covered soccer for The Washington Times for two decades. He has reported on international soccer events in Germany, South Korea and Spain. John hails from Birmingham, England and has lived in the Washington D.C. region for over twenty years.  

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