Top 10 Richest Sponsorship Deals of Soccer

Soccer players are among the most glamorous athletes in the world. Their fame is nothing less than that of any Hollywood star, and there are their earnings. Soccer players earn huge sums of money in the form of prize money, as well as transfer fees or contract fees with clubs they represent. But, another great source of income for the soccer players are the Endorsement deals.

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Top 10 Richest Sponsorship Deals of Soccer

Soccer players are often roped in by the big brands to become their ambassadors, and are paid big numbers to represent them. Some of the biggest sponsorship deals have been struck by the companies with athletes in soccer. Let us take a look at the Top 10 Richest Sponsorship Deals of Soccer.

Top 10 Richest Sponsorship Deals of Soccer

10. Tottenham Hotspur

Top 10 Richest Sponsorship Deals of Soccer

10 Best Sponsorship Deals of Soccer

English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur has earned a total of $39 million from their sponsorship deal last season and is inducted in the tenth place in our list of top 10 richest sponsorship deals of soccer. Tottenham Hotspur reported that it had issued 30 million shares to fund the initial development costs of their new stadium project on 21 August 2009. 27.8 million out of those 30 million shares had been purchased by ENIC, an establishment of British billionaire Joe Lewis. Tottenham Hotspur has earned $15 million/year for their kit sponsorship deal with manufacturing giant Under Armour and has also earned $24 million/year from their jersey sponsorship by AIA. The club currently doesn’t have any sponsorship tie up for the naming right for their stadium.

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9. Paris Saint-Germain

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10 Best Sponsorship Deals of Football

French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain has earned a total of $50 million from their sponsorship deal last season and is inducted in the ninth place in our list of top 10 richest sponsorship deals of soccer. Qatar Sports Investments became Paris Saint-Germain’s majority stake owner in 2011 and eventually became the sole shareholder in 2012. The Qatar Sports Investments- Paris Saint-Germain deal made them the richest club in France. Paris Saint-Germain has earned $22 million/year for their kit sponsorship deal with sports manufacturing giant Nike and has also earned $28 million/year from their jersey sponsorship by Emirates. The club currently doesn’t have any sponsorship tie up for the naming right for their stadium.

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8. Liverpool

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English Premier League side Liverpool has earned a total of $68 million from their sponsorship deal last season and is inducted in the eighth place in our list of top 10 richest sponsorship deals of soccer. Liverpool has earned $38 million/year for their kit sponsorship deal with sports manufacturing giant Warrior sports which is famous for manufacturing ice hockey and lacrosse jersey and is one of the top sports product manufacturing company in America and Canada. Liverpool has also earned $30 million/year from their jersey sponsorship by Standard Chartered. The club currently doesn’t have any sponsorship tie up for the naming right for their stadium. Liverpool recently announced their three-year contract extension with Standard Chartered in April 2015 which will run through 2018-19 football seasons.

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7. Real Madrid

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10 Highest Sponsorship Deals of Soccer

Spanish La Liga side Real Madrid has earned a total of $70 million from their sponsorship deal last season and is inducted in the seventh place in our list of top 10 richest sponsorship deals of soccer. Real Madrid is the most valuable sports team in the world with a total worth of €2.5 billion ($3.4 billion) and is also the richest football club in the world with annual revenue nearly €549.5 million. Real Madrid has earned $36 million/year for their kit sponsorship deal with sports manufacturing giant Adidas and has also earned $34 million/year from their jersey sponsorship by Emirates. The club currently doesn’t have any sponsorship tie up for the naming right for their stadium.

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6. Bayern Munich

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German Bundesliga side Bayern Munich has earned a total of $71 million from their sponsorship deal last season and is inducted in the sixth place in our list of top 10 richest sponsorship deals of soccer. Bayern Munich is the biggest sports club in Germany in terms of revenue and is the second-biggest club in the world in membership terms with more than 251,000 members. Bayern Munich has earned $28 million/year for their kit sponsorship deal with sports manufacturing giant Adidas and has also earned $34 million/year from their jersey sponsorship by Deutsche Telekom. The club earns $9 million/year for their Stadium sponsorship deal with Allianz. Recently Bayern Munich has signed a ten-year, $1 billion contract extension with Adidas which will run through 2029-30 football seasons.

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5. Chelsea

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Top 10 Sponsorship Deals of Soccer

English Premier League side Chelsea has earned a total of $71 million from their sponsorship deal last season and is inducted in the fifth place in our list of top 10 richest sponsorship deals of soccer. Chelsea has earned $44 million/year for their kit sponsorship deal with sports manufacturing giant Adidas and has also earned $27 million/year from their jersey sponsorship by electronics giant Samsung. The club currently doesn’t have any sponsorship tie up for the naming right for their stadium. A new deal of Chelsea with Yokohama Rubber will kick in 2015-16 and is rumored to be worth more than $300 million over five years which will pay them nearly $60 million/year. The upcoming deal will boost the team’s total income from sponsorship to over $100 million/year.

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4. Manchester City

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10 Highest Sponsorship Deals of Football

English Premier League side Manchester City has earned a total of $79 million from their sponsorship deal last season and is inducted in the fourth place in our list of top 10 richest sponsorship deals of soccer. Manchester City was purchased by the Abu Dhabi United Group in August 2008. The Abu Dhabi United Group immediately started a flurry of bids for high-profile players. The transfer of Brazilian international Robinho from Real Madrid for £32.5 million broke the British transfer record. Manchester City has earned $18 million/year for their kit sponsorship deal with sports manufacturing giant Nike. The club currently has a ten-year sponsorship tie up with Etihad Airways for their jersey, stadium and youth academy sponsorship right which currently pays them nearly $61 million/year.

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3. Arsenal

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Highest Paid Sponsorship Deals of Soccer

English Premier League side Arsenal has earned a total of $80 million from their sponsorship deal last season and is inducted in the third place in our list of top 10 richest sponsorship deals of soccer. The club is one of the most decorated clubs in English football with their 13 First Division and Premier League titles. Arsenal has a joint record of 11 FA Cups and has one of the best records in top flight matches with second most wins. Arsenal has earned $34 million/year for their kit sponsorship deal with sports manufacturing giant Puma. The club currently has a sponsorship tie up with Emirates for their Stadium naming rights as well as sponsorship rights for both game day and practice jerseys which currently pays them nearly $46 million/year.

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2. Barcelona

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Best Sponsorship Deals of Football

Spanish La Liga side Barcelona has earned a total of $80 million from their sponsorship deal last season and is inducted in the second place in our list of top 10 richest sponsorship deals of soccer. Barcelona has earned $39 million/year for their kit sponsorship deal with sports manufacturing giant Nike and has also earned $41 million/year from their jersey sponsorship by Qatar Sports Investments and Intel. The club currently doesn’t have any sponsorship tie up for the naming right for their stadium. Barcelona gave a hint to their fans about the renegotiation procedure with Nike kit and Qatar shirt deals which will almost double up their current sponsorship income from $80 million to $160 million per season. As an interesting fact, Barcelona has a $5 million-per-year sponsorship deal with Intel and has an Intel logo on the inside of Barcelona’s jersey: a true “Intel Inside” ad campaign.

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1. Manchester United

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Top 10 Sponsorship Deals of Football

English Premier League side Manchester United has earned a total of $140 million from their sponsorship deal last season and is inducted in the top place in our list of top 10 richest sponsorship deals of soccer. Manchester United has earned $36 million/year for their kit sponsorship deal with sports manufacturing giant Nike and has also earned $80 million/year from their jersey sponsorship by Chevrolet (GM). The club earns $24 million/year for their Stadium sponsorship deal with Aon. Manchester United has a seven-year, $560 million agreement with Chevy which is the single most valuable sponsorship in sports, but the club will break their own record when the ten-year, $1.14 billion deal with Adidas start in next season which will pay nearly $114 million/year.

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When we see soccer players off the field, it is mainly on the glossy magazine covers or bill boards, where they don the products of different companies, from shoes, to perfumes. They also speak about the services they avail from various providers. Well, now you know the stories behind some of the most expensive ones you see every day.

Top 10 Richest Sponsorship Deals of Soccer

1. Manchester United
2. Barcelona
3. Arsenal
4. Manchester City
5. Chelsea
6. Bayern Munich
7. Real Madrid
8. Liverpool
9. Paris Saint-Germain
10. Tottenham Hotspur