Sunderland and Newcastle eight places apart in football’s rich list

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet

SUNDERLAND are 27th in the annual Deloitte list of football’s richest clubs announced today – among 14 Premier League clubs in the top 30.

The Black Cats had a revenue of 124.8million euros in 2013-14, while Newcastle are 19th (155.1m).

Manchester United may have had their worst season on the pitch for two decades last year but they have reclaimed second spot (518m) and only trail Real Madrid (549.5m).

Only the European champions stand ahead in terms of income while Barcelona (484m) by contrast are struggling to keep pace financially with their Spanish rivals, United and Bayern Munich (487m).

Manchester City remain in sixth position behind Paris St Germain, with Chelsea and Arsenal sustaining their seventh and eighth places and Liverpool up to ninth.