The world's 10 richest clubs revealed

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LaLiga giants Real Madrid have narrowly missed out on being crowned as football's richest club while Manchester United have been knocked out of the top three.

Deloitte, one of the largest accounting agencies in the world, has published its annual Deloitte Football Money League report, in which it has revealed the riches football clubs in the world heading into the new year.

Scroll through the gallery to see which clubs raked in the highest revenue

The report indicates that the top clubs collectively suffered a 12% loss from the year before and, combined, lost out nearly €2 billion (R36 billion) in revenue as a direct and indirect result of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Nonetheless, LaLiga's FC Barcelona have emerged as the world's "richest" club after the Catalan giants raked in €751.1 million (R13.7 billion) in revenue for the year - albeit that this figure does not account for the astronomical debts the club is said to be burdened with.

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Rivals Real Madrid trail by just €200 000 (R3.6 million) in second place, ahead of last season's UEFA Champions League Bayern Munich, who have overtaken Manchester United and now occupy the final spot on the podium.

The Red Devils have slipped down into fourth place but stand proud as the Premier League's richest team, with reigning champions Liverpool and United's neighbours Manchester City both trailing in fifth and sixth position, respectively.

Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain feature as expected, ranking in seventh position, overall, while the likes of Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus round out the remainder of the top 10.