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The World's richest football clubs are revealed in 2021, check out your team

Barcelona were named the world's richest football club in 2021 , retaining a slight margin ahead of Spanish rivals Real Madrid despite having a revenue fall of €125 million (£110m/$150m) to €715m (£628m/$861m) in 2019-20.

Below is the list:

.1 Barcelona €715.1m

2 Real Madrid €714.9m

3 Bayern Munich €634.1m

4 Manchester United €580.4m

5 Liverpool €558.6m

6 Manchester City €549.2m

7 Paris Saint-Germain €540.6m

8 Chelsea €469.7m

9 Tottenham €445.7m

10 Juventus €397.9m

11 Arsenal €388m

12 Borussia Dortmund €365.7m

13 Atletico Madrid €331.8m

14 Inter €291.5m

15 Zenit €236.5m

16 Schalke €222.8m

17 Everton €212m

18 Lyon €180.7m

19 Napoli €176.3m

20 Eintracht Frankfurt €174m

The top 10 richest football clubs are dominated by five Premier League teams, including Chelsea and Tottenham, while Arsenal are placed at 11th in the table, with Everton 17th.

The rest of the top 20 is rounded out by Borussia Dortmund, Inter, Atletico Madrid, Zenit and other big European names.

Barcelona's status as the richest club in the world, however, has been overshadowed by their €1.2 billion (£1.1b/$1.5b) debt alongside the revelation that Lionel Messi's salary is at €555 million (£491m/$674m) .

The Catalan side were found to be owing a total of €126 million (£112m/$153m) to other clubs, which is rooted from several transfer deals that the club made over the course of several years - including deals for Phiippe Coutinho, Frenkie de Jong and Arthur.

Outside of the top 20 and within the top 30, clubs such as European Cup winners AC Milan, Ajax and Benfica feature, as well as Sheffield United, West Ham and Wolves.

Newcastle were not included in the list , but they have the potential to rocket up the rankings following their takeover by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund . The Premier League side were purchased by the sovereign wealth fund in October in a deal worth £300 million ($408m), while PCP Capital Partners and RB Sports & Media each purchased a 10 per cent stake. The PIF is said to have over $430bn in investments, which will make Newcastle one of the richest clubs in the world and could lead to increased revenue opportunities.

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