More often that not we are told that TV is ruining football, that the influx of money into the game has changed it beyond on all recognition - and there's no denying that is the case.
Wages and transfer fees have gone through the roof along with ticket prices, foreign players are prevalent, kick-off times are all over the place and clubs have turned into commercial entities rather than a beloved cornerstones of the community. Damn you to hell, Sky.
But ask yourself this; how much does your club actually earn from television every year?
Financial body Deloitte have gone someway to answering that very question by looking at how much the top ten clubs in Europe generated in TV revenue at home and abroad.
Each country has it's own distinctive TV rights deal so the figures aren't necessarily comparable; for example the Premier League deal with Sky and BT Sport is the most expensive but Barcelona and Real Madrid earn more than the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea because the La Liga deal is worked out on an individual basis rather than distributed evenly.
But what this table does represent is just how important TV revenue is in the modern game.
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