Football is one of the few games in the world which is financially well supported and the players and sponsors are taken well care of. There are many football clubs who have immense amount of money. Football clubs like Real Madrid and FC Barcelona are considered the giants of football because not only they have won so many trophies but also because they are extremely rich. With Arab oil lords pouring money in football clubs like Manchester City, the overall landscape of football has changed a lot.So who exactly are the richest football clubs in the world. Well, I have prepared this list of the Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the world which will help you get a fair idea about the topic:
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10. Juventus (€195.4m)
With total revenues of €195.4m, Juventus is one of the top 10 richest football clubs in the world. The Italian giants suffered at the hands of match fixing some years ago, but they seem to have put that behind them to regain the Italian Serie A in 2012. Broadcasting provides Juventus with €90.6m revenue, followed by commercial sources (€73m) and match days (€31.8m). With an excellent squad, The Old Lady is on the path to its former glory.
9. Liverpool (€233.2m)
One of the most prestigious English clubs, Liverpool is among the richest football clubs in the world. Their total revenue comes out to be €233.2m. Of this, €99.1m comes from commercial sources, €78.2m from broadcasting and €55.9m from match days. Liverpool has failed to bag a big trophy for a time now. Perhaps the club could make some good signings and provide some stability to the club.
8. AC Milan (€256.9m)
Italian Giants AC Milan find themselves in the top 10 richest football clubs worldwide. AC Milan are currently facing a bit of a crisis, but overall in 2012, AC Milan have total revenue of €256.9m. Of this, €126.3m come from broadcasting, €96.8m from commercial sources and €33.8m from match days in the whole year. With a young team which recently surprised FC Barcelona in Champions League, we can safely assume that AC Milan will be able to come out of the crisis they face if their performances don’t drop.
7. Manchester City (€286.5m)
The English League Champion Manchester City is among the top 10 richest football clubs in the world. In 2011, the club only had €170m revenue, but in 2012, this rose to €286.5m. This just shows the rise in stature of the club, both in terms of fans and the revenues. City’s major revenue comes from commercial sources, which total €138.5m. The club earns €109m from broadcasting and €38.1m from match day earnings.
6. Arsenal (€290.3m)
London based football club Arsenal are also one of the richest football clubs in the world. Arsenal’s total revenue adds up to €290.3m. As compared to Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona, this seems a small amount but nevertheless Arsenal is the third richest English club. Their match day earnings of €117.7m are the major part of Arsenal’s revenue. This is followed by broadcasting revenue of €107.7m and commercial revenue of €64.9m. The club’s manager, Arsene Wenger, is well known for finding young players at affordable rates; therefore the club’s owners don’t need to worry much about the spending expenditures.
5. Chelsea (€322.6m)
With total revenue of €322.6m, Chelsea are also one of the top 10 richest football clubs in the world. The English club, which won the Champions League in 2011-12, earns most of its revenue from broadcasting, which totals €139.4m. Match day earnings total €96.1m. Lastly, commercial earnings total €87.1m. Chelsea is also one of the most active clubs in the transfer window, and the expensive players they buy take a chunk off their books. Nevertheless, Chelsea’s revenue of €322.6m means they are the second richest English football club in the world.
4. Bayern Munich (€368.4m)
Germany’s Bayern Munich is the fourth richest in the world and richest football club in Germany. Total earnings of €368.4m makes Bayern one of the richest football clubs around, and with an excellent team, they always have the potential to win big trophies. Their high club revenue is perhaps the reason they were able to afford Pep Guardiola as their coach. The major chunk of Bayern’s revenue comes from commercial sources, totaling €201.6m. The match day earnings total €85.4m and the broadcasting income totals €81.4m. This means Bayern is a commercially successful club. Add to this its prestigious history and you have one of the best football clubs in the world.
3. Manchester United (€395.9m)
English football club, Manchester United is the third richest football club in the world. Man United’s total revenue is €395.9m, of which commercial revenues total €145.4m, broadcasting revenues €128.5m and match day €122m. This makes Manchester United the richest English football club in the world. Another reason for Manchester United’s high revenue is the fact that it is the most popular club in Asia.
2. FC Barcelona (€483m)
FC Barcelona lies second on the top 10 list. With total revenue of €483m, Barcelona has shown that along with being the best football club in the world, there is no shortage of riches at the club. FC Barcelona’s major earning come from commercial and broadcasting revenues. Commercial revenues total €186.9m while broadcasting revenues total €179.8m. Having one of the cheapest match tickets in Europe, FC Barcelona’s match day income adds up to €116.3m. All this means that FC Barcelona can buy whichever player they like, but despite that, the club focuses on its youth academy for talent.
1. Real Madrid (€512.6m)
Real Madrid is the richest football club in the world and tops the top 10 list. Real Madrid’s total revenues add up to a mammoth €512.6m. Real Madrid’s major revenue comes from broadcasting, which totals €199.2m. Commercial earnings total €187.2m and yearly match day revenues total €126.2m. This means that Real Madrid, along with being one of the most prestigious clubs worldwide, is the richest football club in the world.This is the list of the richest football clubs in the world. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.