The 10 Most Financially Powerful Clubs In The World Revealed

10) Borussia Dortmund – 2 154 points
9) Juventus – 2 195 points
8) Liverpool – 2 616 points
7) Chelsea – 2 893 points
6) Arsenal – 3 150 points
5) Real Madrid – 3 336 points
4) Tottenham Hotspur – 3 441 points
3) Bayern Munich – 3 888 points
2) Manchester City – 5 197 points
1) Paris Saint-Germain – 5 318 points

For the first time in three years, a Premier League club is not at the top of football's most financially powerful clubs ranking, while Manchester United have dropped to 16th place. Here are the 10 most financially powerful clubs in the world today!

Click through the gallery above to see the 10 most financially powerful clubs in the world, according to Soccerex Football Finance 100!

The Soccerex Football Finance 100 (FF100) report ranks the 100 financially strongest clubs in football, and uses five key indicators to determine their placings, namely: value of players, tangible assets, bank balance, investment potential from the owner, and net debt.

Fifteen different leagues are represented in the FF100, with 80% of those coming from Europe. The Premier League has 18 clubs – although it no longer has the top spot – in the latest ranking, while there are five from the English Football League in the top 100.

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French giants Paris Saint-Germain have overtaken Manchester City at the summit after receiving 5 318 points in comparison to the Citizens' 5 197. Their high position is based on their wealthy owners, but PSG managed to decrease their debt by €60 million (R966 million), while City's rose by €90 million (R1.45 billion).

Bayern Munich complete the top three with 3 888 points, while Real Madrid appear in fifth position with 3 336 points. The Spanish giants' total is at a disadvantage because they do not have an owner or ownership group, meaning they are listed with zero for that variable.

Their bitter rivals FC Barcelona have dropped five places since the previous report, and are now outside the top 10 in 12th position on 2 036 points. The drop is due to their high level of debt, which is registered at €652 million (R10.5 billion), almost three times that of Los Blancos.

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Manchester United is the club with the highest debt on the FF100 after accumulating a massive €780 million (R12.56 billion) in net debt. Soccerex believe their "on-pitch malaise" is starting to affect the club's financial strength, with the team having dropped eight spots to 16th position on the ranking, with just 1 853 points.