Top 20: Richest teams in world football (1)

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For more than a decade the number crunchers at Forbes have been analysing every possible piece of data to find out who world football's richest club side is, but with UEFA attempting to stringently enforce new Financial Fair Play rules their latest findings this week are perhaps more prevalent than ever.

Manchester United have perennially been either at the top of the tree or near the upper echelon of the standings both before an after the controversial Glazer family takeover, although they have just endured their worst ever Premier League campaign in a turbulent season which spelled the end for David Moyes.

United have a transfer warchest to change that next term, but in the intermediate how big a financial impact has the strain of missing out on Champions League qualification had on their finances?

Two Bundesliga big boys have also broken the mould to be included right near the top of the standings for 2014 in Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, but do the limitations placed by a stringently-governed domestic league stop both German giants reaching their true financial potential?

All these questions and much more will be answered as we look at the top 20 richest clubs on the planet, with figures Forbes have based on their own investigation and numbers from the Deloitte Money League.

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Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester United
Premier League
Manchester City
Real Madrid

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