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The English Premier League's already well-heeled football stars were the biggest winners as growing competition for television rights helped to lift revenue at its clubs to a record 3.2 billion pounds ($5.4 billion) last season.Income for the 20 Premier League clubs rose almost 30 percent in 2013-14, business services group Deloitte estimates, after telecoms company BT bought a share of the TV rights to step up its challenge to long-dominant broadcaster BSkyB.Deloitte's Adam Bull says the Premier League wage bill is estimated to have risen to 2.2 billion pounds last season after players grabbed about 60 percent of the extra cash.Premier League clubs generated operating profit of only 82 million pounds on revenue of 2.5 billion pounds in 2012-13, the most recent season for which detailed figures are available, Deloitte said. In Germany, clubs in the top division made a 226 million pound profit on income of only 1.7 billion pounds.
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