An update on the richest football clubs in the world presently. Football is one of the most-watched sports in the world at the moment and footballers earn huge wages. When we hear the amounts involved in player transfers from one club to another most of us begin to wonder, where those football clubs get such money from. The truth is football clubs are rich and they earn enormous amounts of money yearly. This list of the top 20 richest football clubs in the world was compiled based on the yearly revenue of all football clubs in the world.
Top 20 Richest Football Clubs in the World 2020
||F. C. Bayern
||Atletico de Madrid
||West Ham United
With the huge revenues made by the football clubs on this list, you might be wondering how they make all this money. They make their cash from ticket sales, sponsorship, shirt sales. These football clubs sign multimillion dollars deal with top companies in the world for a shirt sponsor. They also make a lot of money during pre-season tours.
More Details On The
Top 20 Richest Football Clubs in the World
1. Real Madrid
- Last Year Revenue: $896 Million
Real Madrid is the most famous football club based in Madrid, Spain. The club was founded in 1902 and has been around for more than a century. The club was originally named Madrid Football club, which was later changed to Real Madrid by King Alfonso XIII in 1920.
Real Madrid is one of the three founding members of the LA Liga league and has always remained as one of the top 3 clubs in the league. Real Madrid has been performing very well in all its leagues and has won awards, with more than 30 LA Liga titles. Real Madrid is regarded as the richest football club in the world by Forbes.
- Last Year Revenue: $824 Million
Barcelona FC actually fell from its second position on the list of the richest football club in the world published last year. Barcelona club was founded in 1899 and is based in Catalonia, Spain. It is one of the three founding members of the Spanish La Liga. Fondly called Barca by its fans, it’s a club that has the love of many audiences and has seen a lot of good seasons and league titles. The club recently sold a player, Neymar, at the highest price ever. Although this must have brought in a lot of money to the club, it was not considered. This is because the transfer of players is not usually considered as a factor in the ranking of clubs.
3. Manchester United
- Last Year Revenue: $795 Million
Manchester United fondly called Man U or the Red Devil is a professional football club based in Old Trafford, England. Manchester United was founded in 1978. The club has won numerous awards and is regarded as the richest football club in the world by the recent list of the top 5 richest football clubs in the world published by Forbes.
Manchester has recently seen an improvement in its sponsorships and broadcast deals which many believe are responsible for the recent spike in the club’s yearly revenue. Manchester United earned a total of $795 million last year.
4. Bayern Munich
- Yearly Revenue: $751 Million
Bayern Munich is a professional German football club based in Munich, Germany. Bayern Munich is best known for its position in the Bundesliga, which it plays for. It has won more 27 national titles and 18 national cups. Bayern Munich was founded in 1900 and has been around for more than a century. The club has seen a lot of changes and growth since its formation. Currently regarded as the 4th richest football club in the world, Bayern Munich earned $751 million last year. Many fans attribute this huge income to the recent increase in its commercials.
Manchester City was originally founded as St. Mark’s in 1880. The name was later changed to Ardwick Association Football Club in 1887 and in 1894, the name was once again changed to Manchester City which it currently bears. Manchester City plays in the Premier League and is currently based at Etihad Campus, East Manchester. Man city has seen a lot of growth and is regarded as the 5th richest soccer club in the world – thanks to a recent increase in broadcast and commercials.
- Last Year Revenue: $597 Million
Chelsea plays in her premier league and is currently based at Stamford Bridge in London, England. The club was founded in 1905 and has won lots of league titles including 7 FA Cups, 1 UEFA championship cup, and others. Chelsea was the first club to win the first division titles in 1955. It seems Chelsea has been gaining numerous favors especially after winning the 2016-17 premier league championship. The club earns $597 Million in revenue.
- Last Year Revenue: $520 Million
Arsenal FC is a professional football club founded in 1886 and is regarded as the first club from the South of England to join the Football League. Arsenal football club is based in Islington, London, and is currently one of the most popular clubs in the world. The club’s more than century years of existence has seen to the winning of numerous league titles including 13 league titles, 15 FA community shields amongst others. Arsenal currently earns $521 Million in revenue last year.
- Last Year Revenue: $613 Million
Liverpool is an English football club founded in 1892 and currently competes in the premier league. It is currently based in Liverpool, England and through countless efforts, the club has been able to maintain itself financially. It is currently the 8th richest football club in the world. Thanks to successful performances on the pitch coupled with increased revenue from commercials and matchday revenues. The club has also won numerous titles including 5 European Cups, 3 UEFA cups amongst many others.
9. Tottenham Hotspurs
- Last Year Revenue: $511 Million
Tottenham Hotspurs football club often fondly called Tottenham or just Spurs by fans was founded in 1882 and plays in the premier league. Tottenham is currently based in Tottenham, Haringey, London. Tottenham won its first title, the FA Cup, in 1901 making it the only non-league club to have ever won the FA cup ever since the formation of the football league. Tottenham earns a revenue of $511 Million – courtesy of its second position in the premier league which has to lead to an increase in broadcast deals.
- Last Year Revenue: $480 Million
Juventus is a professional Italian football club founded in 1897 by a group of students who are passionate about the sport. The club is currently based in Turin, Piedmont, and plays in the Italian Series A. It has won 33 league titles, 12 Coppa Italian titles, three UEFA cups amongst many others. Juventus made it to the list of the top 20 richest football clubs in the world earning a total of $480 Million in revenue last year.
11. Paris Saint-Germain
- Last Year Revenue: $646 Million
Paris Saint-Germain popularly known as PSG is a popular professional football club founded in 1970 and plays in French Ligue 1. The club is currently based in the city of Paris, France. Paris Saint-Germain through its numerous efforts has established itself in the French league and other European leagues. It has won a total of 33 trophies and is currently regarded as the 11th richest football club in the world.
12. Atletico Madrid
- Last Year Revenue: $363 Million
Atletico Madrid is a Spanish football club that plays in the Spanish La Liga league. It was founded in 1903 and is currently based in Madrid, Spain. Atletico Madrid is often regarded as the third most successful football club in the Spanish league. It has won more titles than any Spanish teams apart from Barcelona and Real Madrid. The club earns $363 Million last year.
13. Borussia Dortmund
- Yearly Revenue: $379 Million
Borussia Dortmund is a professional German football club based in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, and was founded in 1909. The club plays in the Bundesliga league which is the highest football league in Germany. The club has won numerous titles is often regarded as one of the most successful football clubs in German football history. It has won a total of 8 German championships, 1 UEFA champions league amongst many other titles. The club recently got great sponsorship deals from Coca-Cola and German airline Eurowings which many beliefs have to lead to an increase in its annual revenue. It has also gotten better broadcast deals.
14. Schalke 04
- Last Year Revenue: $291 Million
Schalke FC is a professional German multi-sports club founded in 1904 and is currently based in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. It plays in the Bundesliga league and is regarded as a top tier in the German football system. It has won numerous titles including 7 German championships and one UEFA Cup. Its recent increase in its yearly revenue can be attributed to the increase in commercials and better broadcast deals. Schalke last year’s revenue $291 million.
15. Inter Milan
- Last Year Revenue: $335 million
Inter Milan is a professional Italian football club founded in 1908 and debut in the 1909 season. It is currently based in Milan, Lombardy, and plays in the Italian Serie A league. Inter Milan is currently regarded as the 185th richest football club in the world with a yearly revenue totaling $335 million.
16. AS Roma
- Last Year Revenue: $298 Million
AS Roma is an Italian professional football club founded in 1927 and is currently based in Rome. The club has moved up the list to the 16th position on the list of the richest football clubs in the world, published by Forbes, thanks to huge income from TVs and other deals.
- 17. West Ham
- Yearly Revenue: $232 Million
West Ham, us a professional football club founded in 1895 and is based in East London, England. It competes in the Premier League. The club has seen a lot of success and earned a revenue totaling $232 million last year as made known by Forbes. While most people attribute West Ham increase in income to its recent move to London which has caused an increase in matchday revenue, it may have actually been due to its increase in broadcast revenue or likely both.
18. AC Milan
- Yearly Revenue: $248 million
Inter Milan is a professional Italian football club founded in 1899. It is currently based in Milan and plays in the Italian Serie A league. Inter Milan’s previous year revenue totaling $248 million.
Leicester City FC
- Yearly Revenue: $219.5 Million
Everton is an English professional football club founded in 1884 and is currently based in Liverpool, England. The club competes in the English premier league and has won different major trophies.
Everton is regarded as the 19th richest club in the world with yearly revenue totaling $219.5 million. This is probably made possible as a result of its robust sponsorship deals.
- Last Year Revenue: $163Million
Napoli football club was founded in 1926 and currently based in Naples, Campania. It competed in the Italian Serie A league.
Napoli currently leads the Italian team. This shows the team is actually working hard towards some goal. However, its high revenue might be due to the clubs’ large efforts in coming third place in series A. It earned $163 million.
There you have it for “List of Top 20 Richest Football Clubs in the world”, share your thoughts and suggestions with us through the comment box and like us on Facebook @ facebook.com/9jaquest or follow us on twitter @ twitter.com/naijaquest. Thanks.
tags: top 10 richest football team in the world, World’s top ten richest best football club