Borussia Dortmund have been named as the eleventh richest club in the world. The Deloitte Money League 2016, published on Thursday, reports that BVB maintained their position, but lost further ground on the top ten.
Dortmund generated €280.6m in total revenue last term, which represents an increase of seven per cent on the prior year. The club’s financial performance remains underpinned by strong commercial relationships, with revenues rising €20.4m to €144.3m in 2014-201515, the ninth highest among Money League clubs. Despite having a leading average league attendance of over 80,000, matchday revenues declined slightly by €1.9m to €54.2m, due to the Dortmund’s earlier Champions League exit last season.
Once again, Real Madrid are the richest club in the world for the eleventh successive season. Meanwhile, Barcelona leapfrog both Manchester United and Bayern Munich to return to second position behind their domestic rivals. Bayern Munich drop to fifth overall, overtaken by Paris Saint-Germain.