City climb football's rich list

BY foxsports • February 10, 2011

The Eastlands outfit recorded a revenue increase of 44 per cent to £125million for the year ending June 30 2010, but they still trail derby rivals and third-placed Manchester United, Arsenal (fifth), Chelsea (sixth), who are all non-movers. City also sit behind Liverpool, despite the Merseysiders dropping a place to eighth due to their failure to qualify for the UEFA Champions League. But from revenue figures calculated by British accountancy firm Deloitte, billionaire owner Sheikh Mansour's impact is evident at City. Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona remain the world's biggest money-makers as they sit first and second, respectively, and they are helped by the uneven distribution of broadcasting rights from domestic competitions. Tottenham climbed three positions to 12th on the back of their successful season in 2009/10, when Harry Redknapp steered the Londoners to the Champions League, while Aston Villa sit in 20th place.

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