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Log #212. Real Madrid - Richest Football Club In The World
The annual Deloitte Football Money League figures were released today - and Real Madrid came top for the third year running.
Deloitte base their figures on three revenue streams: matchday income, commercial income and broadcasting. Real Madrid totalled £236 million for financial year 2006/07 (up 20% from £197m in the year previous) which was split 39% commercial (£91.8m), 38% broadcasting (£89.1m) and 23% matchday (£55.3m). Real's figure included part of their £740 million deal TV contract with Mediapro spread over 7 years.
Barcelona CF came in third (posting £195.3m) after Manchester United FC of England (£212.1m) and Valencia came in 19th (£72.4m).
Cross-town rivals Atletico de Madrid didn't make the top twenty and were also at the wrong end of a tough match against Bolton Wanderers in their first leg UEFA cup match - losing 1-0 and seeing their wunderkind substitute Sergio Aguero get sent off for spitting on 74 minutes.
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