Top richest football clubs around the world in 2020
We all know that money in not everything, but is very important with no doubt. In soccer world, nothing is different as if there’s no money, then the team cannot have decent players, coaches, training facilities and stadium.
It is good to know that the richest football clubs of 2020 had a 7% increase in revenue from last year, with the Top 10 generating a combined total of €6billion.
It also has to be mentioned that many teams have tried to gain their spot in the list for this year, while some have lost their own. One of the most important one in this case is the famous Premier League team, Arsenal. The Gunners have been known as one of the richest teams in the league all through these years, but they have dropped back from 6th place in 2018 to 9th in 2019 and are now out of the top 10 list for the first time in many years. This is while Barcelona have overtaken Real Madrid to bec+ome the world’s richest football club, according to Deloitte’s Football Money League.
In the following article we are taking a look at the top 10 richest clubs in the world. Time to know more:
Richest soccer clubs in the world
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Barcelona with 840.8 million euros
The Spanish football club was founded in 1899 by a group of Swiss, Spanish, English, and Catalan footballers led by Joan Gamper. The club has become a symbol of Catalan culture and Catalanism since. It is the fourth-most valuable sports team in the world, worth $4.06 billion, and the world's richest football club in terms of revenue.
The Catalans top the Money League for the very first time and are the first football club ever to generate an annual revenue of more than €800 million. They also have increased their revenue by more than €150m compared to 2019 after bringing merchandizing and licensing activities in-house.
As many of you may guess, the club's biggest asset remains Lionel Messi.
Real Madrid with 757.3 million euros
As one of the most widely supported teams in the world, Read Madrid was founded on 6 March in 1902. The word real is Spanish for "royal" and was bestowed to the club by King Alfonso XIII in 1920 together with the royal crown in the emblem. The team has played its home matches in the 81,044-capacity Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in downtown Madrid since 1947.
Read Madrid has been known as one of the richest clubs in the world and was estimated to be worth €3.8 billion ($4.2 billion) in 2019, and it was the second highest-earning football club in the world, with annual revenue of €757 million in 2019.
It is interesting to know that Real Madrid is one of three founding members of La Liga that have never been relegated from the top division since its inception in 1929, along with Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona.
The team was dropped to second place after a year of mixed results on the pitch. The 13-times European champions increased their revenue by only 0.99 percent from last year (€750.9m) but that could change again in 2020.
Manchester United with 711.5 million euros
The Red Devil’s club was founded as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878, changed its name to Manchester United in 1902 and moved to its current stadium, Old Trafford, in 1910.
The club was the highest-earning football club in the world for 2016–17, with an annual revenue of €676.3 million, and the world's third most valuable football club in 2019, valued at £3.15 billion. As of June 2015, it is the world's most valuable football brand, estimated to be worth $1.2 billion.
Two years ago, the Red Devils topped the Deloitte ranking but now Manchester United are back down to third, just as in 2019. The 20-times English champions increased their revenue by almost 50 million euros this year but, with on-pitch struggles again leaving Champions League qualification in doubt, they are in danger of being superceded by local rivals Manchester City in next year's Money League.
Bayern Munich with 660.1 million euros
Bayern Munich was founded in 1900 by 11 football players, led by Franz John. Although Bayern won its first national championship in 1932, the club was not selected for the Bundesliga at its inception in 1963. Today the team is known as the best in Bundesliga and one of the bests in the world.
New Bayern president Herbert Hainer has inherited a healthy club from Uli Hoeness. The Bavarian giants increased their revenue by €31m this year, but an extended deal with automobile partner and 8.33% shareholder Audi is reported to be worth a further €50m a year until 2029. It also has to be mentioned that despite earning less TV money than English or Spanish clubs, Bayern held on to fourth place in the ranking.
Paris St. Germain with 635.9 million euros
Founded in 1970, the club played their home matches in Parc des Princes, since 1974. The Parisian club established itself as a major force in France, and one of the major forces of European football in the 2010s. So far they have won a total of 40 titles, while 39 of them has been top-flight trophies, making it the most successful French club in history.
For the past eight years, the French club have been financed by the Qatari state investment group QSI. The Qataris have pumped hundreds of millions into the club in order to sign top players like Neymar and hire quality coaches such as Thomas Tuchel, formerly of Borussia Dortmund. The club's main goal has been to lift the Champions League trophy but money hasn't proven to be enough so far.
Manchester City with 610.6 million euros
The club was founded in 1880 as St. Mark's (West Gorton). Later it became Ardwick Association Football Club in 1887 and then Manchester City in 1894.
The Citizens have won six domestic league titles. They have won the Premier League in 2018 under the management of Pep Guardiola, becoming the only Premier League team to attain 100 points in a single season. Later in 2019, they won four trophies, completing an unprecedented sweep of all domestic trophies in England and becoming the first English men's team to win the domestic treble.
Manchester City have been owned by the Abu Dhabi United Group since 2008, changing the fortunes of a club which spent decades in their red neighbor's shadow. Since the takeover, City have won the Premier League four times and in 2016 they hired coach Pep Guardiola with Champions League success in mind.
Liverpool with 604.7 million euros
Founded in 1892, the club has won six European Cups, more than any other English club, three UEFA Cups, four UEFA Super Cups, one FIFA Club World Cup, eighteen League titles, seven FA Cups, a record eight League Cups, fifteen FA Community Shields and one Football League Super Cup.
It has been 30 years since the Reds were last crowned English champions, but this season, that dream is closer than ever.
Liverpool was the seventh highest-earning football club in the world in 2019, with an annual revenue of €604 million, and the world's eighth most valuable football club in 2019, valued at $2.183 billion. The club is one of the most widely supported teams in the world.
Tottenham Hotspur with 521.1 million euros
Founded in 1882, Tottenham won the FA Cup for the first time in 1901, the only non-League club to do so since the formation of the Football League in 1888 and so far they have been one of the most successful ones. In total, Spurs have won two league titles, eight FA Cups, four League Cups, seven FA Community Shields, one European Cup Winners' Cup and two UEFA Cups.
Spurs are now London’s richest club after they enjoyed major revenue growth due to a run to the Champions League final and their move to the state-of-the-art Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
9. Chelsea with €513.1 million
Founded in 1905, The Blues compete in the Premier League, the top division of English football. Chelsea are among England's most successful clubs; they have been league champions six times and won over thirty competitive honors, including six European trophies.
Through the backing of their billionaire Russian owner, Roman Abramovich, They are currently 9th in the list of the richest football clubs. Chelsea finished third in the English division and had a very poor run in the UEFA Champions League last year. It also has to be mentioned that the club has some massive sponsorship deals including Nike and Yokohama Tyres and a loyal fan base which keep revenues strong
Juventus with 459.7 million euros
The Turin based club was founded in 1897 by a group of Torinese students. the club has been one of the bests so far and has won 35 official league titles, 13 Coppa Italia titles and eight Supercoppa Italiana titles, being the record holder for all these competitions; two Intercontinental Cups, two European Cups / UEFA Champions Leagues, one European Cup Winners' Cup, a joint national record of three UEFA Cups, two UEFA Super Cups and a joint national record of one UEFA Intertoto Cup.
In case of being rich, the Old Lady moved back into the top 10 with Deloitte claiming that the arrival of Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo "increased Juventus' commercial appeal". The 34-year-old joined Juventus from Real Madrid for more than €100 million in July 2018. Other signings such as Matthijs de Ligt also boosted Juventus' brand visibility and commercial revenue.
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