Top 10 Richest Football Clubs

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Call it soccer or football, but one thing remains stable – talking about it is always in a high demand. Sorry, but we also couldn’t stand outside the discussion for too long. In this new post (image source: guim.co.uk), we want to share with you the list of the top 10 richest clubs in world to date with the basic information about them.

So, football fans and people not interested in this game, we want to show something interesting for you all.

#10. JUVENTUS

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Juventus Football Club (@juventus)

  • Budget: €341.1 million
  • Country: Turin, Italy
  • Owner: Agnelli family (public shareholders), Italy
  • Coach: Massimiliano Allegri, Italy
  • Prominent players: Gonzalo Higuain, Gianluigi Buffon, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini
  • Finances: The main source of income is a long-term sponsorship with Jeep Company. In the last season, this partner sold over the million of shirts for the club. Also, the Juventus has a beneficial deal with Adidas. Nevertheless, broadcast and matchday revenue are too low comparing to the rivals in this list.

#9. LIVERPOOL

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Liverpool Football Club (@liverpoolfc)

  • Budget: €403.8 million
  • Country: Liverpool, England
  • Owner: Fenway Sports Group, principal owner – John W. Henry, USA
  • Coach: Jürgen Klopp, Germany
  • Prominent players: Philippe Coutinho, Steven Gerrard, Sadio Mane
  • Finances: The key contribution of the year is broadcast revenue. To finally leave the ninth place in the list and move higher among the richest clubs in the world, Liverpool relies on the return of their stadium, Anfield, after the post-renovation. Moreover, return to Champion’s League can also improve the situation for the club.

#8. CHELSEA

  • Budget: €447.4 million
  • Country: London, England
  • Owner: Roman Abramovich, Russia
  • Coach: Antonio Conte, Italy
  • Prominent players: Eden Hazard, John Terry, Diego Costa
  • Finances: With no success in Champion’s League, the football club generated its main income from broadcasting revenue in this season. Moreover, the financial support from the wealthiest man in Russia does it job always good.

#7. ARSENAL

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  • Budget: €468.5 million
  • Country: London, England
  • Owner: Arsenal Holdings plc, USA
  • Coach: Arsène Wenger, France
  • Prominent players: Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Theirry Henry
  • Finances: To get 6% increase in income, Arsenal achieved the financial support from UEFA for participation in Champion’s League. However, the greatest contribution comes from matchday revenue. In fact, British people claim that the tickets to watch the play of this club are the most expensive in the country! So, Arsenal receives extra revenue from this too.

#6. PSG

  • Budget: €520.9 million
  • Country: Paris, France
  • Owner: Oryx Qatar Sports Investments (QSi), Qatar
  • Coach: current – Unai Emery, Spain; former – Laurent Blanc, France
  • Prominent players: Marco Verratti, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Edinson Cavani, Thiago Silva
  • Finances: After the takeover by Qatar Sports Investments in 2011, the club entered the list of 10 richest football clubs in the world. This season, the great contribution to club’s finances appeared with the purchase of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the striker, by Manchester United. Also, the key income of the club goes from UEFA distributions and ticket price increases. Notwithstanding, the club dropped out of top 5 for the first time this year

#5. MANCHESTER CITY

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Manchester City (@mancity)

  • Budget: €524.9 million
  • Country: Manchester, England
  • Owner: City Football Group, Abu Dhabi
  • Coach: current – Pep Guardiola, Spain; former – Manuel Pellegrini, Chile
  • Prominent players: Sergio Aguero, David Silva, Yaya Toure, Vincent Kompany
  • Finances: Another football club owned by Arabic wealthy people with a higher rank due to the recent success in Champion’s League, where it lost in the semi-final to the winner, Real Madrid. The weakest part of finances is matchday revenue, but it is expected to grow with the increased Premier League broadcast revenue.

#4. BAYERN MUNICH

  • Budget: €592 million
  • Country: Munich, Germany
  • Owner: Club members, Germany
  • Coach: current – Carlo Ancelotti, Italy; former – Pep Guardiola, Spain
  • Prominent players: Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller, Philipp Lahm
  • Finances: Successes in championships enabled the football club to achieve a higher rank in the list of the richest clubs in the world. Specifically, it caused an impressive growth in revenue of 25% by distributing central international broadcast contracts and dealing with commercial partners.

 

#3. REAL MADRID

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Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid)

  • Budget: €620.1 million
  • Country: Madrid, Spain
  • Owner: Club members, Spain
  • Coach: Zinedine Zidane, France
  • Prominent players: Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Sergio Ramos
  • Finances: Notwithstanding the victory, this rank is lower after holding the title of the richest football club in the world for 11 years, comparing to the previous years. At the same time, the club generated 7% revenue increase by winning 11th European Cup and making lucrative tours of China and Australia.

#2. FC BARCELONA

  • Budget: €620.2 million
  • Country: Barcelona, Spain
  • Owner: Club members, Spain
  • Coach: current – Guillermo Almada, Uruguay; former – Luis Enrique, Spain
  • Prominent players: Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Luis Suarez, Neymar,
  • Finances: The key income generated by a higher average league match attendance. In addition, hosting of Catalonian Nou Camp for two shows of ‘The River Tour’ organized by the key contributor, Bruce Springsteen, generated an additional income.

#1. MANCHESTER UNITED

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Manchester United (@manchesterunited)

  • Budget: €689 million
  • Country: Manchester, England
  • Owner: Manchester United plc, USA
  • Coach: current – José Mourinho, Portugal; previous – Louis Van Gaal, Netherlands
  • Prominent players: Wayne Rooney, David de Gea, Zlatan Ibrahimović
  • Finances: The overall financial success of the club is mostly commercial. In particular, signing sponsorship contracts with Chevrolet and Adidas caused such a phenomenal growth. Because of this, the return to Champion’s League can even strengthen this position for the next financial year!

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As you see, money and victories are not always interconnected. So, the next time you hear someone is talking about football again, you can be sure that your know the key things about this game and the key teams playing it!

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