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Top 10 European Football Clubs Ranked by Income, Season 2005-06

Real Madrid headed the list of the top European football clubs ranked by income for season 2005-06, closely followed by Spanish rivals Barcelona. Italian side Juventus were placed third and Manchester United fourth. The top ten included two Spanish clubs, three Italian clubs, four English clubs and Bayern Munich of Germany.

Source:The Deloitte Football Money League

Brazil Football Clubs Ranked by Turnover (US$) 2005 to 2006

Source: By kind permission of Casual Auditores Independentes S/S of Brazil - All figures are stated in US$. Copyright remains with Casual - address: R. Pamplona 818 Suite 11, 01405-001 São Paulo - SP, Tel/Fax:55(11) 3284 - 4871, Tel: 55(11) 3253 - 8516

Casual Auditores annual survey on the financial situation of Brazilian soccer. Covering 21 clubs and including expert comment from the analysts. You can see copies here:

Biggest English Football Clubs Ranked by Annual Turnover - 2004/05 to 2007/08

Note 1: Figures are in £ million. Note jump between 06/07 and 07/08 for Premier League clubs as money  from the new TV contract came online.