Tuesday 07 April 2020

Ajax moves into the big time; scores 23rd in richest club ranking

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Last year’s success at home and in Europe has propelled Ajax to 23rd position in a new Deloitte ranking of the world’s highest-earning football clubs.

Ajax, a new entrant to the top 30,  is the highest non ‘big five’ participant and its strong showing is due to the clubs ‘great’ 2018/19 Champions League run, Deloitte said.

The Football Money League is topped by Barcelona, which has overtaken Real Madrid for the first time

The Spanish side became the first club to break the €800m barrier last season, Deloitte said. Overall, the 20 highest earning football clubs in the world generated a record €9.3bn in earnings, up €1bn on 2018.

The Amsterdam club had 2019 earnings of just under €200m, according to the report, and is sandwiched in the rankings between Leicester City and Benfica.

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