Chelsea’s surge in football rich list sets up bright future under Roman Abramovich

Chelsea have once again been named as one of the richest clubs in world football.

The Blues had revenues of £452.2million in 2018/19 according to the latest Deloitte Money League.

It’s a return that makes them the ninth richest club in the world, but not the top club in London. Tottenham Hotspur claimed that title last season by reaching the final of the Champions League.

Chelsea’s revenue has more than doubled over the last decade going from £206.4million in 2008/09 to the figure announced today.

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Despite this they’ve fallen down the overall rankings as other clubs have grown much faster.

Back in 2008/09 Chelsea were actually the fifth richest club in the world, a position they held up to the 2011/12 campaign.

Chelsea are now only the fifth richest club in England, nevermind the world.

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Manchester United are the highest placed club from this country – as they always have been – with revenues of £627.1million.

Manchester City have the second highest revenue in England (£538.2million) followed by Liverpool (£533.0million) and Tottenham (£459.3million).

Liverpool’s revenues have grown by 189% in the last decade while the revenues of Tottenham have grown by a massive 283%.

Chelsea also saw their revenue grow by 116% in the same time – and impressive increase but not quite in the same league as Spurs.

Barcelona top the latest league table with revenues of £741.1million with Real Madrid in second place with revenues of £667.5million.

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