Football today is highly influenced by money with the football world ruled by the Richest Clubs in the World. More so with the advent of sugar daddy’s pumping in their investments into clubs and reaping benefits both for themselves as well as the clubs. And then there are clubs which have always been financially stable, the ones which are self-dependent and produce their own income with their available assets maintaining their status among the Richest Clubs in the World.
Either ways, Money plays a highly important role in everything that happens in the sport today. So here’s presenting a list of the Top Ten Richest Clubs in World with data taken from Forbe’s estimations.
10. Liverpool –
The 5-time European champions who last season put up a great fight for the Premier League title against the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City managed to reclaim the 10th spot from last year with a revenue of $313Million.
9. Juventus –
Italian Champions Juventus, dropped down one place from their last season’s 8th spot even after having a close-to-perfect season in the league but their early exit in the Champions League didn’t help them much to improve their financially stance.
8. AC Milan –
Fallen Italian giants are in a downfall on the competitive front as well as financially, dropping 2 places from 6th last year to 8th in 2014 with a revenue of around $343 Million which is largely due to their brand name more than footballing success.
7. Manchester City –
The Arab-funded English club from Manchester, come in at 7th place rising by 2 places being the 5th highest revenue generator with $411 million in the annual year.
6. Chelsea FC –
Roman Abrahimovic owned Chelsea FC jumped 1-spot up this year too rising from 7th place to 6th after making some smart business deals in the transfer windows and off the field making revenue of $397 Million.
5. Arsenal –
Though Arsenal had a good season in terms of silverware, they still slipped one place down the ladder in the financial table.
4. Bayern Munich –
The German Bundesliga champions and arguably one of the best squads in Europe in terms of quality climbed up a spot from 5th place last year to 4th with a revenue of $561 Million for the annual year.
3. Manchester United –
England’s richest club and arguably the biggest brand in England, Manchester United having had their worst season in over two and half decades drop down to 3rd place in the list having previously been in the top-2. Even after a horrible season the Glazer owned club with an annual revenue of $551 million.
2. FC Barcelona –
Catalan giants Barcelona climb up a spot on the list from last year’s 3rd spot after making an annual revenue of $627 million and having an estimated value of $3.2 Billion.
1. Real Madrid –
The Los Blancos, Real Madrid, managed to hold their top spot in the list for another year as they made an annual revenue of $675 Million putting them at a staggering $3.4 Billion valuation.
|1||REAL MADRID||$3.40 Billion||$675m||1st|
|2||FC BARCELONA||$3.20 Billion||$627m||3rd|
|3||MANCHESTER UNITED||$2.81 Billion||$551m||2nd|
|4||BAYERN MUNICH||$1.85 Billion||$561m||5th|
|6||CHELSEA FC||$868 million||$397m||7th|
|7||MANCHESTER CITY||$863 million||$411m||9th|
|8||AC MILAN||$856 million||$343m||6th|