Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World – Most Valuable Teams
The article presents you the top 10 richest football clubs in the world. The Word Cup is over and many will continue with their lives without following the football players in their teams regarding the Champions League. But, there are people who are desperate to see the start of that League and which of the teams will be the dominant in next season. It is one of the most celebrated sports in history and many consider it as the 2nd most important thing in the world. Accordingly, many of the famous football athletes earn millions of euros in order to showcase their talents and bring the title to their city. Some of the teams are able to spend a fortune of money on the superstars, and many aren’t. Which of the club is providing the most financial income? Who is the man behind the expensive operations, which are spending amazing amounts that can’t be levelled by an average team? Which football club is the most valuable? Here, let us look at the answers to this question.
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Note: This top 10 ranking is based on the valuation of football clubs all over the world. In no way the net worth represents the revenues or profits of the clubs. To know more about net worth, visit here.
#1) Real Madrid – The Richest Football Club in the World and in Spain
Net Worth: $3.44 billion
If you are a football fan, the term “Galactico” must be very much familiar to you. It is a term, which describes the power of a football club when it comes to buying talents in order to achieve the goal every team owner wants – the Champions League Trophy. Insane amounts of money are generated into this sport and currently, Real Madrid is the leader. Florentino Perez – the president, is able to afford whichever player is on his mind, which is granted with four semifinals in four years, and that is why Real Madrid is the most successful club in Spanish football. Perez first started this with Zinedine Zidane for more than $66 million and Real was able to take home the Champions League title. After the success, Perez started investing in his favorite team even more by signing players such as Ronaldo, Luis Figo, Roberto Carlos, Beckham and many other, which it is safe to say that Real Madrid was ready to win several championships. In 2006, the team has selected a new president of the club – Ramon Calderon, and Fabio Capello as the new coach.
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Net Worth: $3.2 billion
FC Barcelona has the motto – “More than a club”, and the team is devoted to the Catalan culture because of their first team leader – Joan Gamper. Alongside Real Madrid, Barcelona is one of the most valued team in football history and they are leading this sport from many aspects. But, the difference between Barcelona and any other team, is their 82 official titles. Yes, none of them are able to showcase that amount of triumphs and there isn’t a team, which can be close to it. The year 1902 is really memorable for the loyal fans since it is the first year of this team to win a title in in the Copa Macaya. 6 years later, they have been transferred to the Camp de la Industria. The stadium’s capacity was 8,000 people, but it is the same period when their logo was created from Carles Comamala. Today, the fans can celebrate their players since they are some of the biggest names in football history, such as Neymar and Messi. Their latest achievement is the participation in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League, but they have lost from the Atletico Madrid.
#3) Manchester United
Net Worth: $2.81 billion
The Premier League wouldn’t be one of the most watched league in the world, if there wasn’t a team such as Manchester United. Their official entrance in the league is in 1992, and they are providing excellent results so far because of their wealth and strategic decisions. A general manager such as Sir Alex Ferguson is not easy to find since he helped them win 13 titles and two trophiesin the most dominant football league in the world – The Champions League. His amazing guidance will be remembered forever because he is one of the greatest football managers the game of football has seen. He has retired this year after 26 years devoted to the club in Manchester and many things have changed since. This club goes by the nickname – the Red Devils and their current manager is Louis Van Gaal. Not only in Europe, but the Red Devils fans can be found in every corner of the world. In 2009, it was announced that the Manchester United is on the top of the 25 best supported clubs in Europe. This team is proud to have players such as David Beckham, Paul Scholes, the Nevile brothers and many others. Man U is the richest soccer club in England.
#4) Bayern Munich
Net Worth: $1.85 billion
Germany’s finest and most respected team has won four European cups, but that isn’t the end. And they have achieved this feat three times in a row. They had their golden years in the 70s and used them wisely with the famous Beckenbauer. There is no need of telling that Bayern is the strongest football team in Germany, even if there are many quality clubs, which are able to compete with them. Their wealthy history is a proof why Bayern is one of the teams that should never be underestimated. 24 national titles and 17 national cups are numbers that are making proud the president – Karl Hopfner. 114 years existence as a team in Germany results with an enormous amount of success, quality, discipline and progress unlike any other team. The football fans are proud to watch the group of guys from Germany. The famous Allianz Arena is their home, and its capacity is more than 71,000 people. Also, they can provide financial opportunities for other sports departments such as handball, basketball, bowling and table tennis.
#5) Arsenal – One of the Richest Football Clubs
Net Worth: $1.33 billion
Arsene is the man you want to call if you want to see changes in your club. Arsenal has made significant progress after Arsene Wenger became the manager of this team. Their nickname – the Gunners became more suitable in the years when they were a very dominant team. Since 1996, Wenger has helped this team to win two league and cup doubles. Also, the painful two European finals where they have failed to finish the job. But, they cannot be disappointed because the record of 11 FA Cups and 13 Division titles is pretty satisfying for the fans in London. Their home court is called Emirates Stadium and there is an interesting story about it. Some of you might not be familiar with the information that the stadium was built on an ancient Indian burial ground. The fans are proud to “lose their voices” on cheering the players such as: Robert Pires, Patrick Viera, Dennis Bergkamp and many others. But, Arsenal hasn’t won a huge title for a very long time and the fans are starting to question the decisions of Arsene because he isn’t willing to pay for huge player transfers even if the club is on the 5th spot in the list of the richest organizations.
Net Worth: $868 million
Chelsea can afford numerous titles even if they are on the 6th spot on this list. When you glance back at their history, they possess many trophies, such as: One UEFA Champions League, one Europa League, one Super Cup, four league titles, seven Fa Cups and four community Shields. Jose Murinho really knows how to keep his players working to achieve their ultimate goal and the fans don’t have any doubt in his abilities to lead this London native team to the next title. Since we are mentioning the fans, they have the chance to see their favorite team in the Stamford Bridge. It collects almost 42,000 people and the owner is Roman Abramovich, which is also a politician and an investor. He is ready to invest a lot of money in his team since he is the 5th of the richest Russians, and in the list of 50 richest in the world. Arsenal and Manchester United has an excellent competition in the Premier League because Chelsea is making an effort to be the most dominant in this sport. They are still holding the record of the highest total points for a league season, which is 95. If you have not heard about Chelsea’s owner then you don’t know much about Russian billionaires. By now, you must have got some clue. Yes! its owner is celebrated Russian billionaire Roman Abrahomic.
#7) Manchester City
Net Worth: $863 million
City’s best years were in 1969 and 1970 when they’ve won the FA Cup, European Cup and the League Cup in one year. The manager Manuel Pellegrini is doing everything he can to go through those successful years again and win more titles with the Sky Blues. But, for the new fans of this club, the League Championship win in 2012 has to be mentioned as one of the most dramatic performances in football because Manchester City didn’t win a title for 44 years and Sergio Aguero was amazing with the goal for the win. Their home arena is the City of Manchester Stadium and it is able to collect more than 47,000 energetic fans to cheer in Manchester. The Bly Skies are great rivals with the Manchester United and the players such as Richard Dunne, Shaun Goater, Gary Owen, Paul Power and Asa Hartford are some of the names, which made Manchester City the club that it is today.
#8) AC Milan
Net Worth: $856 million
The Rossoneri are the leading football team in the series A and their success can be compared to big names such as Boca Juniors when it comes to their international trophies. They are the leaders in Serie A because of the 18 titles behind their club name. AC Milan has one rival that is always making their progress very difficult, and it is called Inter. Their matches are the most memorable in Italy – “Derby della Madonnina” and when that day comes, the rivalry reaches its peak point where hooliganism and violence between the fans occurs. It is never easy to play against the Rossoneri on San Siro and every other team knows the level of competition, no matter in which condition the team is. The owner – Silvio Berlusconi is ready to invest a huge amount of money in pursuit of the greatest players and Filippo Inzaghi, their head coach can do a marvelous job in that position since he played for AC Milan, long time ago. Milan had players such as Lorenzo Buffon, Cesare Maldini, Paolo Maldini, Carlo Ancelotti and much more. AC milan is another most valuable Football Club.
Net Worth: $850 million
The Bianconeri is characterized as the most successful football organization in Italy with 28 league titles. The founders of this club are actually a group of young Torinese students,who decided to found a club with the name “Sport Club Juventus” in 1897. 116 years later, Juventus is one of the most respected football teams in history and many famous players have stepped on their home stadium – “Stadio Delle Alpi”, and many future legends will. The owners of this rich football club are the Agnelli family, and its manager is Massimiliano Allegri. Its players are its best asset. And some of the players have been touted as future legends who will change the future of Juventus and their fans all over the world. Their stadium is able to gather more than 41,000 people and many fans were able to see players such as Alessandro Del Piero, David Trezeguet, Roberto Bettega, Hansen, Baggio, Platini and countless others. With its valuation close to a billion, Juventus is another world’s richest football club.
Net Worth: $ 691 million
Even if Liverpool is on the 10th spot when it comes to wealth, their 18 league titles, 7 Fa Cups, 7 league cups and 5 European Cups make this team the most successful in English history. Their nickname is The Reds and their existence is almost 122 years as a team. Liverpool has many loyal supporters even if there were two tragedies that the fans will always remember. The first one happened in 1985 when a wall collapsed and killed 39 Juventus fans. The other would be in 1989 and the significant Hillsborough disaster. 96 loyal fans lost their lives in the crush against the fencing. But, their fans are known worldwide for their famous anthem – “You’ll Never Walk Alone” and you can see their passion in the games against Everton and Manchester United.