The biggest Premier League winners from annual Deloitte revenue report - including Arsenal, Spurs, and Man Utd

The financial institute released its findings on the richest clubs in European football this week.
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I've been watching a lot of Bullseye recently. Well, I say 'recently', I've always watched a lot of Bullseye, but what I mean is that the habit has not abated over the past few weeks. What I am beginning to notice, however, is that whenever I watch Bullseye - again, a frequent occurrence - I am increasingly flooded with this overwhelming sense of petty schadenfreude. Because, as any aficionado would gleefully tell you, the absolute best bit of any episode of Bullseye is seeing a couple of moustached blokes from Dudley, usually both called Mike, choke back their tears as Jim Bowen unveils the speedboat they have just failed to win. Televisual bliss.

I always imagine that seeping feeling of disheartened, envious longing is how the vast majority of the English footballing pyramid feels whenever Deloitte release their annual Money League. 'Let's have a look at what you could have won', the financial institute seems to say as it gestures enthusiastically towards a table bulging with wealthy Premier League heavyweights rubbing shoulders alongside a Domesday Book of continental supernovas. But hey, don't worry Crawley Town, at least you've still got your Bendy Bully and your tankard.

Earlier this week, the suits at the big D (Deloitte) shared their analysis of the richest clubs in European football, and provided us all with a ranking of those teams who boasted the largest revenues for the 2022/23 campaign. There were eight Premier League sides in the top 20. But, as I'm sure you are absolutely itching to know, which ones saw their revenue increase the most, and, supplementary question, did any of them see a reduction in their yield?! Well, fear not dear reader, for I have crunched the numbers (used the calculator on my phone for a grand total of three minutes or so) and I'm here to tell you. Onwards, together, into the sickening affluence!

9. Leeds United, Everton, Leicester City

But first a word on Leeds United, Everton, and Leicester City, who were all in the top 20 last year, and who have all since tumbled from the top table like toddlers in poorly secured high chairs. In truth, it is no surprise whatsoever to see the trio fall with such a sudden thud; after all, both Leeds and Leicester were relegated, and Everton have endured all kinds of financial woes in the past 12 months.

8. West Ham

West Ham's revenue fell by £15.9 million between 2021/22 and 2022/23, and the fact that they are still in the top 20 is testament to just how strong the general trend of the club's progression has been in recent years. With Davey Moyes' boys going well in both the Premier and Europa Leagues this season, they should be able to cement their place amongst the rich folk for a good while to come.

7. Liverpool

Perspective is everything in this life. Yes, Liverpool saw their annual revenue shrink by £500,000 last year, largely due to uninspiring runs on both the continent and at home, but their overall revenue still stands at a pretty healthy £593.8 million - the seventh largest in world football. I don't want to tempt fate, but I don't think they're going to be serving sawdust soup in the Melwood canteen any time soon.

6. Chelsea

I've dedicated a lot of time and column inches to bashing Todd Boehly in recent months. I take no great pleasure in treating him like a verbal pinata - and let's face it, he doesn't care in the slightest what some pencil-necked journalist from a pit village on the outskirts of Durham has to say anyways - but I just find his whole approach to football club ownership baffling and irksome in equal measure. Maybe, though, I should eat my words. Because despite writing cheques as if he has Michael Carroll as a personal financial adviser (if you know you know) the American has somehow seen to a £31.2 million increase in Chelsea's revenue. Sorry, Todd.

5. Manchester United

Look, you're probably sick to the back teeth of having Manchester United's financial affairs shoved down your gullet. I know I am. For the purposes of this article, then, all you really need to know is this: their revenue in 2021/22 was £583.2 million, their revenue in 2022/23 was £648.5 million, and that represents both the fifth largest in global football and an increase of £65.3 million. Cheers.

4. Newcastle United

It is a little known and well-kept secret that Newcastle United are now the richest club in the world. That status has brought with it a notable chunk of attention, and as such, it is no real shock that their revenue increased by £70.6 million over the past year - especially when you take into consideration their Champions League qualification last term. The aim in seasons to come, of course, will be to rise significantly higher than their current overall ranking of 17th.

3. Arsenal

The past couple of years have been a period of steady growth for Arsenal, and that has been reflected in their accounts as much as their on-field exploits. The Gunners saw an increase of £96 million in their revenue between 2021/22 and 2022/23, with their return to Champions League football certainly not hindering them in that regard.

2. Manchester City

Extra, extra! Manchester City in increased revenue shocker! In other news, water is wet and grass is green! Turns out a combination of winning a treble and being owned by an infinitely moneyed Middle Eastern Sheikh will do wonders for a club's income. Exactly £99.1 million worth of wonders, if you're interested.

1. Tottenham Hotspur

Daniel Levy, you little bald genius! Who knew that the secret to making endless mountains of money as a Premier League football club was turning your stadium car park into a go-kart track? Fold in a few Americans with mattresses on their shoulders toss a pigskin around your centre circle a couple of times a year and Tottenham are laughing all the way to the bank. A £106.4 million increase in revenue will do quite nicely, all things told. Don't let their general barren demeanour fool you, Spurs are in a good place right now.