Manchester City have become only the second Premier League club to break through the £350m annual revenue barrier as revenues continue to soar.
The new Deloitte Money League list reveals that City are the sixth highest earners in world football – no change from last year – with a modest rise compared to previous years of £35.7m.
Despite slower commercial growth than we’ve seen in past years, City are now on the heels of Bayern Munich and could break into the world’s top five clubs next year with more money set to arrive from the new TV deal. Progressing further in this year’s Champions League would also boost the club’s coffers.
A Deloitte spokesman said:
“Despite modest revenue growth compared with previous years, Manchester City maintain sixth position in the Money League achieving record revenue of £352.6m (€463.5m) and become the second English club ever to break the £350m revenue barrier.”
“The development of City’s commercial relationships and match-day capacity leaves the club within striking distance of a first top five Money League position next year, albeit a successful Champions League run in 2015/16 may be needed to provide the revenue boost required to help them get there.”