In the world of football there are many football clubs who are known for being of the richest football clubs. Due to covid outbreak t,he money league has been affected, aland l the club’s lost more than 2bn in revenue. So today, we have compiled a list of top ten richest football clubs in the world.
Real Madrid (Spain): Richest football clubs
The 14 times UEFA Champions League winner, Real Madrid generated the most fortune in 2022. Their main earnings came from winning the La Liga title and their record 14 Champions League title. They earned more than 100 million for their European triumph. Real Madrid failed to have any European Glory in 2019 and 20, but the Spanish SuperClub benefit a hefty amount from La Liga Tv Revenue.
The club is not owned by any individual, It is registered as an association and the members of the club, who are called socios, are the owners of the club. Real Madrid generated most of its revenue figures from selling match tickets and merchandise. Real Madrid is the sixth most valuable sports team in the world behind the Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees, New York Knicks, Golden State Warriors, and Los Angeles Lakers.
Real Madrid is estimated to be worth $5.1 billion in 2022, they became one of the world’s most valuable football clubs. In 2021, it was the second highest-earning football club in the world, with annual revenue of 640.7 million. In 2020, Los Blancos lost their place at the top to their Spanish Rival Barcelona. They have borrowed 237 million for the renovation of their new stadium. Real Madrid is one of the richest clubs it is also the most followed club in the world.
Real Madrid became the FIFA Club of the 20th Century on 11 December 2000 with 42.35% of the votes, they received the FIFA Centennial Order of Merit on 20 May 2004. Real Madrid was also named the Best European Club of the 20th Century by the IFFHS on 11 May 2010.
Real Madrid has an estimated worth of $5.1bn making them the world’s richest football club in 2022 according to Forbes.
FC Barcelona (Spain):
FC Barcelona is one of the biggest clubs in Spain and across Europe. The Catalan giants generated most of the revenue through selling tickets and merchandise, they also generate a substantial share from Tv Revenue. Barcelona is in debt of 1.7bn which they revealed to the world when their best player, Lionel Messi has to leave the club in 2021 due to the club’s financial issues. They faced a humiliating Champions League thrashing and remained trophyless in the 2021-22 season.
FC Barcelona is the second most valuable football club, they are tied with the NFL club New England Patriots as being the seventh most valuable team in any sport, Forbes. Owned by club members, Barcelona had operating revenue of 17millions.
Barcelona is the fourth-most valuable sports team in the world with a fortune, of $4.76 billion. They are the world’s fourth richest football club in terms of revenue, with an annual turnover of 582.1 million.
Barcelona’s net worth is known to be around 5.0bn making it one of the richest football clubs in the world.
Manchester United (England):
The Premier League club, Manchester United has taken the top spot 11 times, while most recent being in 2018, by Forbes. Manchester United is owned by the Glazer family, the Red Devils have an operating income of $128million and their $4.6bn valuation is a 10% one-year change.
Manchester United is one of the richest football clubs in England and across Europe. Although they haven’t won any silverware in the last six years, Manchester United’s revenue comes from selling match tickets and merchandise. Their owners The Glazer family also have a huge fortune.
Manchester United’s net worth in 2022 is 4.6bn making them one of the richest football clubs in the world.
Liverpool is owned by the Fenway Sports Group, Liverpool had an operating income of $104m and a $4.45bn valuation is a 9% one-year change.
Liverpool has been one of the most dominant and richest football clubs in the world. After Jurgen Klopp took over as their Manager Liverpool got back to their dominance again. Klopp helped Liverpool in winning the Premier League title in more than three decades and the Champions League trophy in 2019. Due to their on-pitch performances, Liverpool substantially generated more money. They also generated from broadcast revenue and merchandise.
In 2022, Liverpool’s net worth was estimated at around 4.45bn.
Bayern Munich (Germany) $4.275bn:
Bayern Munich is one of the top clubs in the European leagues. The Bavarian giants are owned by Herbert Hainer and its members.
The German champions had an operating income of $102m and a 4.27bn valuation is a 1% one-year change.
Bayern Munich is the richest club in the Bundesliga along with Borussia Dortmund. They mainly generate their revenue from selling tickets and merchandise. They also earn a hefty amount for selling their players to top clubs. Bayern has won the Bundesliga ten consecutive times and in 2020 they won the UEFA champions league which generated a lot of revenue.
Bayern Munich has an estimated fortune of 4.27bn.
Manchester City (England):
Manchester City is an English football club that plays in the English Premier League. The Premier League champions are owned by Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan known as Sheikh Mansour, he is an Emirati politician who is the deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, minister of presidential affairs, a billionaire, and a member of the ruling family of Abu Dhabi. Manchester City is one of the richest clubs in the world.
Pep Guardiola’s Man City, defended their Premier League title by finishing just one point ahead of Premier League rivals Liverpool. Last year City had an operating income of $156m and their $4.25bn valuation is a 6% one-year change. Manchester City generates most of its revenue from Shirt sales and sponsors like Eithad.
Manchester City is only the fourth club in the world to acquire the top rankings, only Manchester United, Barcelona, and Real Madrid have acquired the top spot.
Manchester City has a fortune of 4.25bn
Paris Saint-Germain (France):
Paris Saint-Germain is a professional football club that plays in the Ligue 1, Paris, France. PSG are France’s most successful club, they have won over 40 major honors, including ten league titles and one European winner’s cup title in 1996.
PSG is known for its huge spending on the transfer market and signings. They have spent huge money on the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar Jr breaking all the previous transfer records. The previous year, they signed Lionel Messi on a free transfer from Fc Barcelona in 2021. The French champions are owned by Qatar Sports Investments, who made an operating loss of $102m and their $3.2bn valuation is a 28% one-year change. Although, Paris Saint Germain currently has the sixth-highest revenue in the footballing world with annual revenue of 556 million according to Deloitte, making them one of the richest football clubs in the football world.
The club has an estimated fortune of 3.2bn according to Forbes making them the world’s seventh most valuable club.
Chelsea Football Club is an English professional football club, they play in the English Premier League. The club was founded in 1905.
The North London club was previously owned by a Russian billionaire, Roman Abramovich. During his tenure as the owner, Chelsea won many major titles including one UEFA Champions League and several Premier League titles. Chelsea’s new owner is an American businessman Todd Boehly, Chelsea had an operating income of $45m and their $3.1bn valuation is a -3% one-year change.
In the 2019/20 season under Frank Lampard being the manager Chelsea made many big signings like Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, and Eduard Mendy. Although Lampard was sacked after some months, Thomas Tuchel took over Lampard as the club’s new manager in 2021, and in his first season at Chelsea, he won the Champions League title, along with UEFA Super Cup and the Club world cup. Chelsea is one of the fourth most successful clubs in English football.
Chelsea is one of the richest Premier League clubs, they won six league titles, eight FA Cups, five League Cups, and four FA, Community Shields, with they have won two Champions League titles, two UEFA Cup Winners Cups, two UEFA Cups, two UEFA Super Cups, and one FIFA Club World Cup. Chelsea was the seventh most valuable football club in the world in 2021, with a fortune worth over $3.1bn, and is the seventh highest-earning football club in the world, with earnings of over $493.1 million.
Chelsea Fc’s net worth is estimated at 3.1bn by Forbes Magazine.
Known as the Old Lady, Juventus is owned by the Agnelli family and valued at $2.45 with a 26% one-year change. The Italian giants had an operating income of $26m.
Juventus is one of the most successful clubs in Europe. The club has won 36 league titles, with 14 Coppa Italia titles and nine Supercoppa Italiana titles, being the record holder for all these competitions two Intercontinental Cups, Champions Leagues, and one European Cup Winners’ Cup. Juventus have also won three UEFA Cups the joint most, two UEFA Super Cups, and one UEFA Intertoto Cup.
According to the Deloitte Football Money League, in March 2022. Juventus is the ninth-highest earning football club in the world with an estimated revenue of $433.5 million in 2021. It is ranked ninth place on Forbes’ list of the most valuable football clubs across Europe.
The team is valued at around $2.45bn according to Forbes Magazine.
Tottenham Hotspur (England) $2.35bn:
Tottenham Hotspur is an English football club that plays in the English Premier League in England. Tottenham is one of the richest football clubs in world football.
The north London club is valued at $2.35bn by Forbes at a 2% one-year change. They had an operating income of $127 million in the 2020-21 season. Tottenham Hotspur hasn’t won any silverware till now. Although they have given some remarkable and memorable Champions League performances, thrashing some of the biggest clubs in the world and making unthinkable comebacks. In 2022, they will again play in the Champions League under the supervision of Antonio Conte with the hope of some European Glory.
Tottenham Hotspur is valued at 2.35bn according to Forbes.
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