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Beijing: Spanish football giants Real Madrid tops the list of 30 highest-earning football clubs of the world in the season of 2014-2015 for the 11th year in a row.

More than half of the highest-earning clubs play in the English Premier League, but Spanish giants Real Madrid and FC Barcelona lead the way, reports Xinhua.

Real Madrid generated 439 million pounds ($621 million) last season from matchday revenue, broadcast rights and commercial sources.

Barcelona ranked second with 427 million pounds ($604 million), followed by Manchester United in the third place at 395.2 million pounds ($ 559 million).

French side Paris Saint-Germain is placed fourth, followed by German champions Bayern Munich and English outfit Manchester City. (IANS)
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In the FIFPro team of the year, Juventus' Gianluigi Buffon was selected as the goalkeeper, while Paris Saint Germain's Dani Alves and AC Milan's Leonardo Bonucci were picked in defence, along with Madrid pair Sergio Ramos and Marcelo

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London, October 24, 2017: Real Madrid star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo on Tuesday was named the FIFA men’s player of the year during a star-studded night at the Best FIFA Football Awards.

The Real Madrid icon was chosen ahead of Brazilian Neymar and Argentine Lionel Messi in recognition for his achievements over the past year.

The Real Madrid forward was also named in FIFPro team of the year alongside club-mates Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos.

In the FIFPro team of the year, Juventus’ Gianluigi Buffon was selected as the goalkeeper, while Paris Saint Germain’s Dani Alves and AC Milan’s Leonardo Bonucci were picked in defense, along with Madrid pair Sergio Ramos and Marcelo.

Madrid’s Luka Modric and Toni Kroos were included in midfield, together with Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta.

Buffon also won the best goalkeeper of the year award ahead of fellow nominees Keylor Navas of Real Madrid and Manuel Neuer of Bayern Munich.

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“I am very happy, for me, it is a great honor to receive this award at my age,” Buffon said.

“I think the last year has been a fantastic season for Juventus and for me personally. It wasn’t enough to win in Europe and for this year I hope that we can play better and with the national team and Juventus,” the 39-year-old added.

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud won the FIFA Puskas Award for a goal of the year.

On accepting his award, Giroud said: “First of all I have to say it’s an honor for me.

“I’m delighted to receive this trophy today in front of legends of football. Now I’d just like to thank the people who voted for me. I would like to congratulate the 10 nominees who scored amazing goals too.” (IANS)