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West Ham rises in world top 20 richest club table

MoneyballWest Ham has been rated as the 17th richest club in the world in the Deloitte Football Money League 2018 moving up one position from last year.

Manchester United topped the list for a second consecutive year ahead of Real Madrid, with Barcelona third and Bayern Munich fourth. Manchester City were fifth, with Arsenal overtaking Paris Saint-Germain to go sixth, Liverpool ninth and Spurs climbed to 11th. Leicester rose to 14th and West Ham jumped to 17th. Southampton and Everton completed 10 English teams in the top 20.

Outside of the top 20, there are four more English clubs ranked 21 – 30, with AFC Bournemouth in 28th place. The Cherries’ revenue of £136.8m in 2016-17 is £135.7m higher than their equivalent figure in the first ever Money League in 1996-97.

The report from Deloitte can be downloaded from https://www2.deloitte.com/uk/en/pages/sports-business-group/articles/deloitte-football-money-league.html

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

11 comments on “West Ham rises in world top 20 richest club table

  1. 😂🤣😅 Pull the other one . The chasm between 1st & 20th is as wide and deep as the
    “ Marineris Trench “ on Mars . ……. if we are as rich as perported then give Sakho what he wants , pay Hernandez to stay and splash out on some signings . Bump up the wages on a few of our youngsters to avoid them also looking for a transfer in the future . You can almost feel it coming . Buy “ Made in Britain “ even if it means spending a bit of our supposed treasure chest . Dream on Lads , ain’t happening . Loan players is what we look like getting whilst loaning out our young Talent . What a mess !!

  2. You have to wonder where all this money is.I still think of us in the Boleyn Ground days and it amazes me that we get 56,000 for home games now just for starters and yet with the odd exception we still rummage around for bargain buys and loans in a transfer window when it should surely be a case of just going out and offering the money for top players to move to the so called next level.Light years behind the big clubs on that front.Agree totally with Kevin.

  3. 17th ‘richest’ club in the world, yet the asset strippers in charge of our club still don’t appear to have a pot to p155 in!
    Laughable!

  4. Yes agree with the above. Reading it my reaction was how can we be 17th richest in the world but behave like Trotters Traders? There are a lot of clubs in Europe who are not on this list but who are solidly established in the top division. Yes we are mid table but only 6pts above the drop zone with a paper thin squad. As Bilic admitted on Sky last night it was only two wins at the end of last season that lifted us out of the mire.

  5. 😂 not biting Sybil 😂

  6. Wouldn’t believe it with the size of our squad & kitty or lack there of

  7. We might be 17th in the list but with the 2 tight dildo brothers in charge we will NEVER be a top club.

  8. There is no doubt you need big money to succeed in the PL. But in my opinion our problems now arise not so much from lack of money as from how it is being used. My opinion of the owners has collapsed over the last season and a half, following three pathetic transfer windows (& the fourth looks no better so far), the disastrous decision to keep Bilic on at the end of 2016/17, & too many embarrassing statements from the board. We have one of the highest revenues & one of the highest wage bills. These should bring success but have brought us instead two mediocre seasons . This one could still turn into a disaster unless this injury crisis is addressed in time to benefit from the fixtures we face in the next few weeks. Ther was a lot of talk during last season’s decline about things needing to change. They did- they got worse! I have no confidence in the owners’ ability to modernise this club in the way that Eg Burnley & Leicester have done so that we can at least establish ourselves as a stable PL club. The ‘next level’ was just a PR stunt that is not even worth dreaming about.

    • Welcome to the ever growing number of thoroughly p155ed-off fans H64.
      To me, it’s reasonably simple-would the shysters have even entertained ‘rescuing’ us if the attraction of the athletics bowl wasn’t there? Of course not.
      Gold might be a fan, but tweedle dumb and tweedle dumber certainly aren’t, despite what they and their minions/mouthpieces tell you.

  9. !7th richest and quibbling over a £1.3m loan fee for a position we desperately need to fill. You have to question the mind of DS when it comes to transfers, he paid 20.5m for Ayew, sold Nordveidt and Feghouli on the cheap, paid big money for Fonte and Snodgrass (although we needed bodies) sold Payet on the cheap and for a young athletic midfielder that can also create a bit he won’t pay out £1.3m on a loan fee after agreeing the wages.

    • Always read your posts 32, as I often find you the voice of reason on here.

      Don’t forget, aren’t we getting a loan fee for Snodgrass off of the villains?
      £2mll?
      Couldn’t we use some of that?

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