Real Madrid, Barcelona top soccer's rich list

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Associated Press

Posted on January 24, 2013 at 4:03 AM

Updated Thursday, Jan 24 at 4:04 AM

LONDON (AP) — Real Madrid has remained soccer's biggest money maker for the eighth straight year as many of Europe's leading clubs boosted their revenue despite economic hardship on the continent..

The Spanish champions became the first sports team anywhere to break the 500 million euro ($666 million) revenue barrier as it stayed ahead of Spanish rival Barcelona in the Football Money League compiled by accountant firm Deloitte.

Both teams saw their income rise by 7 percent during the 2011-12 season, with Madrid taking in 512.6 million euros ($683 million) and Barcelona 483 million euros ($643 million).

While the top six teams remained unchanged, only third-place Manchester United revenue's dropped, 3 percent to 320.3 million pounds ($507 million) after first-round elimination in last season's Champions League

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