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  • Writer's pictureSebastian Friedrich

The 20 highest-revenue football clubs in Europe 2019/20

The 2019/20 season was an unusual time for European football. The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on game schedules and the way games were played. Despite these challenges, however, there have been a few clubs that have proven particularly strong in terms of revenue. Here are the 20 highest-grossing clubs in Europe in the 2019/20 season.

  1. FC Barcelona - €715.1 million FC Barcelona was the highest-grossing club in Europe in the 2019/20 season. Despite not winning a title that season, the club remained a financial heavyweight.

  2. Real Madrid - €714.9m Real Madrid, Barcelona's great rivals, finished second, just behind the Catalan club. Despite a disappointing season that ended without a title, Real Madrid remained a financial heavyweight.

  3. Manchester United - €711.5 million Manchester United, one of the most well-known football clubs in the world, was the third highest-grossing club in Europe. The team reached the Europa League semi-finals that season but failed to win a title.

  4. Bayern Munich - €660.1m Bayern Munich, the reigning Champions League winners, finished fourth. The club dominated German football, winning the Bundesliga and the DFB Cup.

  5. Paris Saint-Germain - €635.9m Paris Saint-Germain reached the final of the Champions League but failed to win a title. Despite this, the club ended up in fifth place among the top-selling clubs in Europe.

  6. Manchester City - €610.6m Manchester City won the Premier League in the 2019/20 season and reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League. The club was ranked sixth among the top-selling clubs in Europe.

  7. Liverpool FC - €604.7m Liverpool FC, the reigning Premier League champions, are seventh among Europe's highest-grossing clubs. The team reached the last 16 of the Champions League this season.

  8. Chelsea FC - €513.1m Chelsea FC was the eighth highest-grossing club in Europe. The club won the Europa League that season and reached the last 16 of the Champions League.

  9. Tottenham Hotspur - €445.7m Tottenham Hotspur reached the last 16 of the Champions League this season and are the ninth highest-grossing club in Europe.

  10. Juventus - €397.9m Juventus have dominated Serie A this season, winning the Scudetto for the ninth time in a row. The club reached the round of 16 of the Champions League and was ranked tenth among the clubs with the highest turnover in Europe.

  11. Borussia Dortmund - €377.1 million Borussia Dortmund was ranked eleventh among the top-selling clubs in Europe.

  12. Arsenal FC - €367.5m Arsenal reached the last 16 of the Europa League this season and is the 12th highest-grossing club in Europe.

  13. Atlético Madrid - €367.4m Atlético Madrid reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League this season and was ranked 13th among Europe's highest-grossing clubs.

  14. Inter Milan - €364.6m Inter Milan is the 14th highest-grossing club in Europe. The club did not win Serie A that season but reached the Europa League final.

  15. FC Schalke 04 - €324.8m FC Schalke 04 had a difficult season and ended up 15th among Europe's highest-grossing clubs. The club reached the round of 16 of the Europa League this season.

  16. AS Roma - €231.0m AS Roma reached the last 16 of the Europa League this season and were ranked 16th among Europe's highest-grossing clubs.

  17. SSC Napoli - €224.0m SSC Napoli was ranked 17th among Europe's highest-grossing clubs. The club reached the last 16 of the Champions League this season.

  18. Everton FC - €212.9m Everton FC was ranked 18th among Europe's highest-grossing clubs. The club reached the round of 16 of the Europa League this season.

  19. AC Milan - €206.3m AC Milan was ranked 19th among Europe's highest-grossing clubs. The club reached the round of 16 of the Europa League this season.

  20. Valencia FC - €204.1m Valencia FC has had a difficult season, finishing as the 20th highest-grossing club in Europe. The club reached the last 16 of the Champions League this season.

Overall, the list of Europe's top-grossing clubs for the 2019/20 season shows that despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Europe's big clubs are still financial heavyweights. The top European teams still have a loyal following and a global reach that allows them to generate substantial revenue.






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