The world’s richest football teams continue to see amazing profits every season with no end in sight for the money-making potential of this sport. Thanks to the sponsorship deals, sale of club uniforms, to the fans and the league sponsors, the European clubs dominate the list of the world’s richest clubs.
There are many clubs in the world but not all of them have the capacity and money power of this sport due to the amazing fan base. In addition, sponsors love to attach themselves to such powerful teams, so the money is pouring in from them as well.
The money doesn’t stop there. These teams see great revenues from media for the rights to air games, such as the Champions League.
With winners of the Champions League earning up to $117 million, it is no wonder that our list includes teams of immense wealth. Even those falling towards the bottom are making bank. Our list comes from Forbes rankings of the top earners as of 2019.
This is among one of the oldest clubs in Italy, and is one of the more successful ones as well. The team has won a Series A title. The club’s total value is currently $1.5 billion.
9. Tottenham Hotspur
Playing in a new home stadium this year, the Tottenham Hotspur football club has been around since the late 1800s. This team is doing big things, including coming is an the runner-up for the 2018-2019 Champions League. This club has a value of $1.6 billion.
Liverpool is one of the oldest clubs in European football and premier leagues. It has multiple premier league and UEFA titles to its name, making it the most successful team in England. During the 2013-2014 season, the club’s revenues increased by 65 million euros compared to the previous season, which pushed them up the ladder to rank among the top 10 richest soccer clubs in the world. It is still there on the list with a value of $2.18 billion.
This is another one of the English clubs that is among the richest in the world. Since the 1995-1996 season, the manager Arsene Wenger has always tried to finish among the top four in the Barclays premier league so they can participate in UEFA Champions League. This league is always a big source of money for many clubs. The club also has excellent sponsorship deals with big companies, which earn them high revenue every single single season. This club has a value of $2.26 billion.
Since 2005 when Chelsea football club was bought by the Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, it has been climbing up the ladder in terms of wealth and assets. It is one of the biggest transfer fee spenders in Europe. The owner has been investing in quality players who have the ability to win titles for the fans, which has led to lots of sponsors who chip in money every other season. The current value for Chelsea is $2.57 billion.
5. Manchester City
Since 2010, this English premier league has become a force to reckon with, in both domestic and Europe competition. After being bought by the Rich Billionaires in 2010, Manchester City has completely evolved in terms of soccer and now competes with legendary clubs, like Real Madrid and Barcelona, in terms of buying players, as well as fighting for trophies in England. Since 2010, the club has won various titles which has elevated it to be one of the richest clubs in the world. Its current value is $2.68 billion.
4. Bayern Munich
This is the only team from Germany to be featured among the richest soccer clubs in the world. It is the most successful team in Germany, having multiple wins at the UEFA Champions league, as well as at the Bundesliga. Apart from winning these titles, the club has several sponsorship deals that earn it a lot of extra revenue. In the last five years, Bayern Munich has managed to be featured among the top 5 richest clubs in the world and is still a force to reckon with when it comes to money aspect. Its current value is $3.02 billion.
3. Manchester United
This is the richest club in the premier league. It is also the most successful team in England, having won the most Barclay premier league titles and three Champions league titles. In terms of money, Manchester United has not been left behind. The money comes from the assets of the club as well as sponsorship deals from different companies. This fan favorite has a value of $3.8 billion.
2. FC Barcelona
This is the second most valuable club in the world, with well-known athletes filling its rosters. It has always been featured among the top five richest clubs for years. The team has a value of $4.02 billion.
1. Real Madrid
This is the richest club in the world as of 2019. Since forever ago, Real Madrid has always bought the most expensive players during the transfer window, including players such as David Beckham, Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, and James Rudriguez. This team’s value is $4.23 billion.