Top 20 Richest Football Teams

Who is the Richest Football Club in the World?

Football is on a great run. The sport has gained a lot of popularity in recent years and in return, there has been a massive inflow of money. The top 20 most valuable Football teams in the world are worth an average of £1.69 billion.

Within these years of growth, top teams have been able to take advantage of the popularly to increase their financial strength while others have invested in clever deals that have helped increase their fortunes. It’s without a doubt that player performances on the pitch have a huge impact on the financial value of a club, but behind the scenes, the management and officials also have a huge role to play in ensuring that a club grows financially. The richest football players in the world are also without a doubt the best players, with the likes of Lionel Messi of Barcelona, Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus and Neymar of PSG. But what about the football clubs themselves? How much are they worth and who owns them? Stick around and well break down the world’s most valuable football teams in the world. If you would like to see the biggest and most popular clubs in the world you can see that here as well.

How have we worked this out? Well it’s based on a few sources including Forbes and Deloitte and we have looked at the value of the club, but also very importantly the revenue the club is bringing in. 

20. Newcastle United

Value: £304 million
Owner: Mike Ashley
Year Purchased: 2007
Price Paid: £135 million
Country: England
League: Premier League
Stadium name: St James Park
Newcastle’s biggest signing: Joelinton for £39 million

Founded in 1892 Newcastle United the Premiership club haven’t won a domestic title for over 60 years, however they are considered one of the biggest clubs in the Premiership with a very large fan base both in England and internationally.

The club is owned by Mike Ashley, is a British billionaire retail entrepreneur focused in the sporting goods market (Sports Direct), and the chief executive of Frasers Group. The club is valued at over £304 million and recorded very impressive revenues of £182 million in 2019. Mike Ashely has been under constant pressure from fans to spend more to compete with the big clubs, with Ashley claiming he just can’t comment with the likes of Man City and Chelsea. He has been reportedly been trying to sell Newcastle United since 2017 for in the region £500 million pounds. This year a deal with the Saudi Arabia PIF-backed takeover of Newcastle United has seemingly collapsed due to, what Ashley has blamed, the constant interference and endless reviews

Yet things are still looking positive for Newcastle as they continue to look for a buyer. The fans will be hoping that the club can emulate their team of the 90’s when they were challenging for the title under Kevin Keegan. With a team of promising signings such as Callum Wilson from Bournemouth. The financial position of Newcastle moves them into 20th position as the 20th richest football team in the world. It is a time to look to the future for fans as they have built a strong base to grow from.

19. Everton

Value: £379 million
Owner: Farhad Moshiri
Year Purchased: 2016
Price Paid: £200 million (for 49%)
Country: England
League: Premier League
Stadium name: Goodison Park
Everton’s biggest signing: Gylfi Sigurdsson for £44 million

Everton is a massive English top-flight football club that has competed in the top division for 116 seasons. In Everton’s football clubs existence, the club has spent only 4 years outside the first division and in the process have managed to clinch the title 9 times and 5 FA cups.

Everton won their 5th league title in 1939, but fell down the ranks due to the Second World War which wasn’t kind to the club. The fortunes changed for Everton in the mid 80’s, when Howard Kendall took over as manager. They won the FA cup in 1984 and won their first double the following year. The title in 1987, with Kendall, was their last league title the club won.

Everton hasn’t been very lucky in the Premier League era, only winning the FA up in 1995. The club was a regular in the bottom half of the English Premier League table, but David Moyes brought in a mini-resurgence leading the club to a 4th place finish and made them FA Cup finalists in 2009. The club’s earnings were £193 million last year, and the valuation stood at £379 million. Nonetheless, their consistency in being in the top half of the English top-flight football and participation in European tournaments has strengthened their financial muscle and has cemented their brand in Britain.

There is reason for Everton fans to feel optimistic, with Carlo Ancelotti at the helm, new signings James Rodríguez and Allan and the blinding form of Dominic Calvert-Lewin the future is looking bright. Everton’s new Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium. The stadium is proposed to be opened in time for the start of the 2023/24 season. Everton are lucky to be sitting in 19th position as they will need all the financial strength they can get, the estimated cost of Everton’s new stadium is around £500 million with a capacity of 52,888, I am sure fans can’t wait!

18. AC Milan

Ac Milan, biggest club in italy

Value: £465 million
Owner: Elliot Management
Year Purchased: 2017
Price Paid: £599 million
Country: Italy
League: Serie A
Stadium name: San Siro Stadium
AC Milan’s biggest signing: Leonardo Bonucci for £38 million

Nicknamed I Rossoneri the Italian giants were founded in 1899, 9 years ahead of their neighbours and bitter rivals Inter Milan. The club has a rich history and one could argue were even the biggest football team at one point in time having won 7 European Cup / UEFA Champions League titles. It is still today one of the most successful teams in Italy having won a total of 30 domestic honours.

They managed £188 million revenue last year, and with a new owner, from outside appearances all would seem on the up, however the truth is far from that. In recent years however AC Milan has been plagued by political infighting and huge financial issues. Their lack of good results as seen a decline Champions League and cup revenue with Milan struggling to find the sizable sponsors they once could. Their problems reached a peak when they had problems meeting Financial Fair Play regulations, initially resulting in UEFA banning them for 2 years from European competitions. This was overturned by CAS, but the club eventually agreed a 1-year ban, missing out on the Europa League in 2019/20. This further impacted their revenues. While their new owner

AC Milan and Inter who currently share the San Siro Stadium are set to follow a host of Europe’s biggest clubs in constructing an all-new stadium, with the iconic Giuseppe Meazza Stadium (the San Siro) to be demolished. This however has yet to receive final approval, but both are hopeful that plans will be confirmed in 2021.

Milan is one of the best supported clubs in Italy, and was known as the working class team. The oldest ultras of Italian football originated in Milan and followed them religiously. They have had a list of stars come through their team with Paolo Maldini making a record 902 appearances for Milan, including 647 in Serie A.

17. West Ham United

Value: £491 million
Owner: David Sullivan, David Gold
Year Purchased: 2010
Price Paid: NA
Country: England
League: Premier League
Stadium name: London Stadium
West Ham’s biggest signing: Sébastien Haller for £45 million

After a rather disappointing season in the premier league last season, West Ham have spent big money last season with £45 million on Sébastien Haller. He has yet to produce however and they will be hoping that this season is his year. With £179 million in revenue last year the club are reaping the benefits of the Sky/BT deals to move to 17th place in the richest football clubs in the world table.

West Ham is quite a unique beat in the football world, also known as cup specialists and has been able to bag three FA Cup trophies in their history. Since the early 1950’s, the club has had a reputation of a resourceful academy with many talented players coming through the ranks.

Ted Fenton’s remarkable philosophy will always be remembered by the club for the impact he had in making the youth school an integral part of the club. During this era, the hammers had a talented team led by Bobby Moore who ended up being one of the most celebrated footballers at the time.

The club is under the ownership of a wealthy tycoon David Sullivan who has immeasurably worked to improve the club’s valuation that stands at an impressive £491 million. With a big London fan base and improving results, Hammers fans will be hoping that the financial success will lead to more on the field success in the near future.

16. AS Roma

Roma biggest club in the world

Value: £496 million
Owner: Dan Friedkin (by Romulus and Remus Investments LLC)
Year Purchased: 2020
Price Paid: £533 million
Country: Italy
League: Serie A
Stadium name: Stadio Olimpico
AS Roma’s biggest signing: Patrik Schick for £38 million

With £226 million revenue, the Roman and Italian giants surprise every one time and time again with making the list here and on the biggest football clubs in the world. Their 70 thousand seater Stadio Olimpico attracts football tourists from all over the worlds. But AS Roma are attractive for many other reasons.

While they cannot compete with the cash flows of other European powers or even the likes of Juventus, Roma have been intelligently smart with their transfer work as well as financial game. Ranking as the 16th richest football club in the world is no small feet. Roma have consistently made their way into the Europe through the Champions League and Europa League ensuring extra revenue. Their transfer dealings, while never setting the football world alight have been smart. With the signings of Edin Džeko, Chris Smalling, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pedro Rodriguez all done at little to now cost. It is no secret that players love playing in Rome and their fans are incredibly loyal.

AS Roma have won 3 domestic titles with the last one being some 20 years ago. Fans will be hoping that their owners now with a stable financial situation can invest in the club and bring some much deserved glory to the Italian capital.

15. Inter Milan

Inter Milan biggest club in the world

Value: £536 million
Owner: Zhang Jindong, LionRock Capital
Year Purchased: 2016
Price Paid: £243 million
Country: Italy
League: Serie A
Stadium name: San Siro Stadium
Inter Milan’s biggest signing: Romelu Lukaku for £74 million

One of Italy’s elite football clubs Inter Milan has to some extent fallen short of their glory days. Their disarray can be attributed to lack of a coherent management and the club is quite off the mark in the Italian charts. However has this all changed?

In the 2019/20 season Inter Milan finished runners up to Juventus by only one point. Yes I know that must have been tough for fans to take. With star players such as Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sánchez, Arturo Vidal and Christian Eriksen, Inter Milan fans and the world is noticing Inter Milan as a real threat to the dominance of Juventus.

Revenue that is £260 million has taken a jump thanks to Champions League football that has returned to I Nerazzurri and it seems they have been spending their money wisely. Recent performances show that the club has started to gather some traction and could come back as a major footballing force. These improved performances could further improve their current valuation- £ 536 million.

Founded in 1908, Internazionale Milano commonly known as Inter Milan is owned by Zhang Jindong, LionRock Capital. The club has won 30 domestic trophies, putting it on par with their closest rivals AC Milan. Of these, are 18 league titles, 7 Coppa Italia and 5 Suppercoppa Italiana cups.

14. Schalke 04

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Value: £545 million
Owner: Club Members
Year Purchased: NA
Price Paid: NA
Country: Germany
League: Bundesliga
Stadium name: VELTINS-Arena
Schalke’s biggest signing: Breel Embolo for £24 million

One of Germany’s most celebrated clubs Schalke 04 has maintained decent consistency over the years, with most years finishing mid table. A German team that is owned by Club Members (something unheard of these days with big clubs although common in Germany) Schalke 04 has made smart financial decisions over the years allowing them to be the 14th richest football club in the world.

Schalke is a well-known brand thanks to the consistency that the club has maintained despite the fact they have not won any cup for a while now. The club is valued at an impressive £545 million and recorded a revenue of £221m.

Unlike other European clubs who spend big during the transfer window, Schalke is not known to show off their bank accounts, with their biggest ever signing, Breel Embolo only costing £24 million pounds. That doesn’t necessarily mean that they are broke! The club’s finances have been flying high actually, making them one of the richest football clubs in the world. Their academy is one of the best in the world producing the likes of Manuel Neuer, Benedikt Höwedes, Ilkay Gündogan, Mesut Özil, Max Meyer, Julian Draxler and Leroy Sané all emerging from the Knappenschmiede academy. These exports have helped them get to where they are financially.

13. Borussia Dortmund

BVB big club

Value: £714 million
Owner: Reinhard Rauball (GmbH & Co and KGaA)
Year Purchased: NA
Price Paid: NA
Country: Germany
League: Bundesliga
Stadium name: Signal Iduna Park
Borussia Dortmund’s biggest signing: Mats Hummels for £28 million

Is it true to say that Borussia Dortmund has lost their pace at the top of the German Bundesliga since the departure of Jürgen Klopp? That was some time ago, but there are still murmurs. Despite this they have maintained a decent record of staying within the top three every season.

If you think of Borussia Dortmund, you think of three things, the Wall, that rocks with home fans every home matchday. The yellow, is there another team that truly embodies that colour. And the academy. Many will argue that it is the best in the world producing the likes of Marco Reus, Christian Pulisic, Mario Gotze, Nuri Sahin and Marcel Schmelzer.

The club was founded in 1909 by a group of youths. The club has since then grown from strength to strength, winning silverware and attracting fans all over the world. Judging from the numbers, Borrusia Dortmund is the most popular “second team to support” in world football.

The club secured a sponsorship with Coca Cola and Germany’s airline Eurowings, and are looking into further revenue from broadcasts next year. The club earned £293m worth of revenue and is now valued at £714 million. Borrusia Dortmund are the second richest football club in Germany.

They also do very intelligent business, as Borussia Dortmund have made over £300 million in the last couple of seasons through selling the likes of Dembélé, Aubameyang, Pulisic, Abdou Diallo and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Dortmund is a regular in the Champions League, and is well known for their attractive and attacking style of football brought forth by Jürgen Klopp. Dortmund is pretty wealthy, despite not showing it much on the outside.

12. Atletico Madrid

Athletico-Madrid richest club

Value: £755 million
Owner: Miguel Gil, Enrique Cerezo
Year Purchased: NA
Price Paid: NA
Country: Spain
League: La Liga
Stadium name: Wanda Metropolitano Stadium
Atletico Madrid’s biggest signing: João Félix for £114 million

For the past few years, Atlético Madrid has been resilient to show that Real Madrid is not the only dominant force from the Spain capital. Under their current manager Diego Simeone, Atlético Madrid has made some significant strides with the most noticeable one winning the UEFA Europa League and reaching the Champions League final.

We can effectively say that Atlético Madrid is the only club in recent years that has been able to disrupt the dominance of Barcelona and Real Madrid in La Liga. In 2014, the club won the La Liga having won the Europa League and Copa Del Rey in the previous years.

Although they are missing the Champions League trophy in their cabinet, reaching the finals was the furthest they ever got to which makes Diego Simeone the most successful manager in the clubs history

Atlético posted a club record revenue of £276 million which mostly came from commercial deals and TV income. However their clever business is also a factor. Since 2010, Atletico Madrid has sold the likes of David de Gea, Lucas Hernandez, Toby Alderweireld, Theo Hernandez, Antoine Griezmann, Rodri and Sergio Aguero. The club’s recent move to a 68,000 capacity Wanda Metropolitano stadium should increase their revenue for forthcoming years. Atlético Madrid is now valued at £755 million.

11. Paris Saint-Germain

PSG richest club in the world?

Value: £990 million
Owner: Qatar Sports Investments
Year Purchased: 2011
Price Paid: £45 million
Country: France
League: Ligue 1
Stadium name: Le Parc des Princes
PSG’s biggest signing: Neymar for £198 million

The giants of the France, Paris Saint-Germain has really imposed themselves as one of the richest football clubs in recent years with exorbitant signings. The club recently acquired player Neymar for over £200 million as well as talented superstar Killian Mbappe on loan with a view to buying.

This was after the club lost out the league to Monaco in the 2016/2017 season. It has not always been rosy for PSG who had severe mismanagement that led to the decline of the club before the arrival of their new owners Oryx Qatar Sports Investments (QSi).

The arrival of stars into the club led the team into three consecutive league titles from 2013 to 2015. The club’s owners are responsible for its upsurge, converting them into one of Europe’s elite clubs. PSG are now valued at £990 million and recorded an earning of £499m. Deloitte states that the ambition of the club to win the Champions league will increase the wealth of the club.

Juve big club

10. Juventus

Value: £1.2 billion
Owner: Agnelli family
Year Purchased: 1967
Price Paid: NA
Country: Italy
League: Serie A
Stadium name: Allianz Stadium
Juventus biggest signing: Cristiano Ronaldo for £88 million

Valued at £1.2 billion, Juventus have shown real ambition to be a global power with purchases such as acquiring the signature of one of the richest and most talented footballers around, Cristiano Ronaldo. The old lady has had complete dominance in Italy having won the Scudetto 9 consecutive times and are looking to expand their dominance to the Champions League.

Their dominance over the years and consistency at the highest level for many years has had a major financial boost to the club. The club is owned by Agnelli family, an Italian multi-industry dynasty.

Juventus made a second appearance in the Champions League final in the last three seasons but have been unable to secure it recently. The signing of Cristiano Ronaldo, a 5-time Ballon d’Or winner, however, is aimed at changing this fact and increase the clubs wealth even further.

Juventus revenue hit £365 million and with a global fan base of over 27 million they are well deserved as the 10th richest football club.

9. Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs biggest club in london?

Value: £1.29 billion
Owner: Joe Lewis
Year Purchased: 1991
Price Paid: £22 million
Country: England
League: Premier League
Stadium name: White Hart Lane
Spurs biggest signing: Tanguy Ndombele for £56 million

Spurs has grown into a real English force in recent years, playing some good football and simultaneously increasing their wealth. Consistent excellent performances from their key players Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Gareth Bale has enabled the club to acquire new fans and dazzle others in the premiership. With José Mourinho now in charge at Spurs, fans are feeling very optimistic about what the coming seasons will hold. They like so many will be hoping that he brings an end to Tottenham’s trophy drought.

Tottenham managed have managed consistent Premier League positions allowing them to even finish runners up in the Champions League a few seasons ago. This even sparked an Amazon documentary “All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur”, which follows the highs of the club.

The club is owned by Joe Lewis, ENIC Group (formerly English National Investment Company) an investment company focused on sports and media. Their success on the pitch has paid dividends with increased brand value, recording a revenue of £389 million and a valuation of £1.29 billion.

8. Liverpool

Liverpool biggest club in the world

Value: £1.74 billion
Owner: John Henry, Tom Werner (Fenway Sports Group)
Year Purchased: 2010
Price Paid: £300 million
Country: England
League: Premier League
Stadium name: Anfield
Liverpool’s Biggest signing: Virgil van Dijk for £75 million

Jürgen Klopp came to Liverpool and with him came his free-flowing football coupled with ruthless attacks. He was able to end Liverpool’s long awaited league win by winning the Coronavirus interrupted 2019/20 season. This with winning the Champions League final the year before, the team and fans are still on cloud nine. They however won’t want to rest on that and will be wanting to continue their winning ways. Their front three of Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino is widely regarded as the best front three in the world. Liverpool’s most expensive transfer Virgil van Dijk at £75 million is a club favourite and one of the best defenders in the world

Today, Liverpool is valued at a staggering £1.74 billion and recorded a revenue of £467 million. Liverpool football club has long been synonymous with fame and glory both domestically and internationally.

The club is mostly remembered for their remarkable 3-0 comeback to beat AC Milan in the Champions League final in 2005. The club has been able to produce world-class players over the years and also sell players at extraordinarily high prices, improving their wealth. Liverpool is owned by an American sports company Fenway Sports Group.

The club recorded a record earning in revenue last year mostly because of the increase in broadcasting income. Deloitte says that Liverpool can only go higher in ranking with their successful performances and increased commercial growth.

7. Arsenal

Arsenal, biggest club in the world

Value: £1.83 billion
Owner: E. Stanley Kroenke
Year Purchased: 2011
Price Paid: £840 million
Country: England
League: Premier League
Stadium name: The Emirates
Arsenal’s biggest signing: Nicolas Pépé for £72 million

Arsenal is going through a rough patch after failing to qualify for the Champions League for several seasons. However the clubs hopes are high with the recent success of club manager Mikel Arteta.

Having let go of their longest serving coach Arsene Wenger, times have been different for Arsenal. Although Wenger did not perform very well from the outside in his final seasons, he did a good job at ensuring that the clubs financial position was always at its best.

Under Arsene Wenger, Arsenal played very attractive football that led them to have the longest unbeaten streak in English top-flight football. The former manager was well known for his philosophy of developing young talent rather than sourcing them from the market despite their huge financial muscle.

Despite Arsenal’s lack of spending in recent seasons, they have paid off their stadium and now have started to look to the future. Despite fans calls for more spending from owner Stan Kroenke last season, they signed Pepe for a record fee of £72 million. The club is in fact very wealthy with a valuation of approximately £1.83 billion and record earnings of £396 million. Although the club managed to clinch the FA Cup, failure to qualify for the Champions league might have a detrimental effect on their financial position again next year.

6. Chelsea

Chelsea biggest club in the world

Value: £2.07 billion
Owner: Roman Abramovich
Year Purchased: 2003
Price Paid: £177.5 million
Country: England
League: Premier League
Stadium name: Stamford Bridge
Chelsea’s biggest signing: Kepa Arrizabalaga for £72 million

Under the reign of their Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, Chelsea has maintained their position as one of the wealthiest football teams for a number of years now. The owner has invested a lot into the club in the hopes of attracting world-class talent, especially in recent years.

The blues have prospered under Roman Abramovich and have shown their financial muscle in the transfer window a number of times acquiring top talent for top dollar. The owner was able to pay the clubs debts and also acquire the controversial José Mourinho (now at Spurs, but first he was at Man United) who changed the club for the better.

Chelsea won back-to-back Premier League titles in 2005 and 2007 and again in 2017 and also managed to secure the FA Cup in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2018 as well. Even after Mourinho’s departure, the club continues to be a dominant force in football winning the EPL title, a Champions League under Roberto Di Matteo. Di Matteo won the first UEFA Champions League for Chelsea in 2012, sending fans around the world into delirium. This was a year after, Benítez led the club to win the UEFA Europa League, becoming the first club to hold two major European titles simultaneously.

Chelsea’s recorded a £454 million revenue and overall valuation of £2.07 billion. Fans will be hoping that recent big spending and manager Frank Lampard can bring more honours to the Blues of London.

5. Manchester City

Are man city the biggest club in the world

Value: £2.15 billion
Owner: Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Year Purchased: 2008
Price Paid: £293 million
Country: England
League: Premier League
Stadium name: Etihad Stadium
Manchester City’s biggest signing: Rúben Dias for £63 million

Manchester City has solidified their position as a giant in the English Premier League and their dominant performances in recent seasons is evidence of the same. Their rich Abu Dhabi tycoon Khaldoon Al Mubarak has elevated the club into being one of the richest in Europe and the world. Manchester City are the 5th richest football team in the world.

Since the takeover, Manchester City has spent over £1.5 billion on the best players money can buy. For reference you can see here the other clubs that come close.

Position – Team – Expenditure – Net Spend (since 2008)

  1. Manchester City: £1.5 billion (-£1.2bn)
  2. Real Madrid: £1.27 billion (-£658m)
  3. Barcelona: £1.27 billion (-£658m)
  4. Chelsea: £1.22 billion (-£447m)
  5. Paris Saint-Germain: £1.11 billion (-£822m)
  6. Juventus: £1.08 billion (-£426m)

Manager Pep Guardiola a proven footballing genius and loves to spend. Their performances in the league and in Europe are very convincing meaning that they could rank even higher next season.

The clubs revenue last year stands at £516 million and the clubs current valuation is £2.15 billion.

4. Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich biggest club in the world

Value: £2.3 billion
Owner: Club members
Year Purchased: NA
Price Paid: NA
Country: Germany
League: Bundesliga
Stadium name: Allianz Arena
Bayern Munich’s biggest signing: Lucas Hernandez for £69 million

For many decades, Bayern Munich has ruled the Football scene in Germany and are crowned the champion of the Bundesliga almost every season due to their superior squad, superior facilities and financial muscle.

Who would have thought that the 4th richest football team in the world would be owned by its club members. But its true and we couldn’t be happier. Bayern has for a long time been European and German heavyweights and has been able to amass enormous amounts of wealth. Majority of their earnings come from sponsorship deals and years of success.

Bayern Munich made £572 million revenue last year, which is the most from commercial revenue by any Football team. In addition to this, the club won the league title and won the Champions League. This will no doubt increase their standings here (Watch this space)

Bayern does not flaunt its wealth very often, therefore it is relatively hard to tell that it is valued at a staggering £2.3 billion and earned a revenue of £572 million last year.

3. Manchester United

Man united biggest club in the world

Value: £3.03 billion
Owner: Glazer family
Year Purchased: 2005
Price Paid: £1.07 billion
Country: England
League: Premier League
Stadium name: Old Trafford
Manchester United’s biggest signing: Paul Pogba for £89 million

Manchester United have always been a football giant and have always been among the top in England. The club has been able to benefit from its popularity by becoming a top brand in the world as well. Some would argue that Manchester United are the biggest football team in the world.

After the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United might have failed to reach their previous heights, but that has not stopped them from earning just as much. The club’s impressive brand value has enabled it to attract top sponsors such as Adidas and Chevrolet. 

Owned in majority by the Glazer family, Manchester United is valued at £3.03 billion and received the highest earnings in revenue out of all English clubs – an astonishing £605 million. Key sources for wealth for the club are the 12 sponsorship deals, improved broadcasting contracts, and tight clenching of the European football consistently.

Nicknamed the Red Devils, Manchester United will be hoping that they will be able to grow their brand and move up from 3rd to possibly the richest football team.

2. FC Barcelona

Barcelona the biggest club in the world

Value: £3.19 billion
Owner: club members
Year Purchased: NA
Price Paid: NA
Country: Spain
League: La Liga
Stadium name: Camp Nou
Barcelona’s biggest signing: Philippe Coutinho for £142 million

FC Barcelona has always been one of the biggest football clubs in the world. But it is only in recent times that they have grown to the monster side that they are now. With Lionel Messi gracing the football pitch, Barcelona recorded a recorded £627 million revenue last season to move them up to second spot.

Nonetheless, Barcelona is famously known for inventing the tiki-taka style, brought forth by Cruyff. In 2008, Guardiola took over the managerial position at Barcelona focusing primarily on the academy and the famous tiki-taka style. Just have a watch of Take The Ball, Pass The Ball. It is a great documentary about their style of play. Their bitter rivals Real Madrid would like to say that their style is better, but we will let you be the judge of that.

Under his reign, Barcelona was the most dominant club in the world winning three La Liga titles, two Copa Del Reys and two Champions League titles.

This success inadvertently gained the club a lot of wealth over the years. The clubs valuation is around £3.19 billion and La Liga giants pocketed an unprecedented £627 million in earnings.

Now, who is the richest football team in the world?

1. Real Madrid

Real Madrid, biggest club in the world

Value: £3.38 billion
Owner: Club members
Year Purchased: NA
Price Paid: NA
Country: Spain
League: La Liga
Stadium name: Santiago Bernabéu
Real Madrid’s biggest signing: Eden Hazard for £89 million

Real Madrid is the richest football club in the world. One of the absolute best in the world, Real Madrid have won the Champions League 13 times, the most out of any other team. They are currently managed by former player and legend Zinedine Zidane who has won Real Madrid 3 Champions League titles as manager.

Owing to their massive wealth and influence, the club has been able to acquire any player they wish and have been able to build a formidable squad. The superb work by the club president Florentina Perez enabled the club to record £682 million in revenue.

The club recorded a massive increase in commercial revenue. The current valuation of Real Madrid is at £3.38 billion, which mirrors their stature as one of the most popular football brands in the industry and the richest football club in the world.

SOURCES:

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