Football is not just a game, it is a cult. It is a cult, which is followed by millions of people around the earth. Football players are treated nothing less than a celebrity in this era and that has obvious reasons. Fans worship their icons wholeheartedly and connect with the emotions they are going through to some extent. With growing fandoms in football, the value of each team has also increased. However, increasing in the values of the teams didn’t actually reflect in the rankings. Some of the teams went down a point or two … whereas some teams skyrocketed to the top. Here we bring you the Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World 2017. These are the latest rankings and were updated in Jan 2017. Read on to know more.
Deloitte has come up with the Football Money League list this year as well. And the most shocking news for the football fans out there is that Real’s reign is over as Manchester United has topped the chart this year with claiming £500 million turnover.
Once list-toppers, Real Madrid are now lying back on the third slot, just below their arch rivals, Barcelona.
- Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World
Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World
Manchester United – £515.3 million
After being on the top 3 richest football clubs for the years, Manchester United have made a much-required move, which had got their place book on the first slot on this table. All Thanks to Adidas and Chevrolet, for coming up with the mighty deal. This team from England has a value of 3,689 million dollars. The position and scenario has changed very much in the favor of Red Devils, through which they have claimed themselves as the table-topper after dethroning Real Madrid, who were stick to the top slot of richest football club list for more than a decade.
Barcelona – £463.8 million
At number 2 of Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World 2017, we have Barcelona. Barcelona is maintaining consistency at number 2 position. Barcelona, from Spain has the value of 3,635 million dollars. Yes! It is a lot but still not the best. The point here which will come out as a pure delight for Barca fans is that they are above their arch rivals, Real Madrid on the list. It has a revenue of 688 million dollars as well…which has increased from 657 in the past year. With amazing football players, this team is definitely one of the favorites and thus rich! We all know why Barcelona is such a big name in football. It has an amazing team with fabulous players with billions and billions of fans all over the world. Isn’t it obvious that such a popular team consisting of the most marketable athletes in the world would be on top richest football teams? Well, it is.
Real Madrid – £463.8 million
Real Madrid has always been on top of the charts but this time things have changed fairly and they have declined to third slot. Even so they are considered as one of the most valuable football teams in the whole world. With a team value of 3,580 million dollars, this football club is till in the buzz and have that commitment to reclaim his top slot back. Along with this it has amazing revenue of 694 million dollars which has increased from 675 in the past year. Not only this team is extremely strong, it is the richest one too. With the world’s most valuable player on the lead, this team is one of the favorites of billions. People worship Ronaldo and he is considered the most marketable Athlete in the entire world with property that is worth most of the footballers’ properties combined. With such a big fan following it is hardly a matter that he will have the richest team in the entire world.
Bayern Munich – £442.7 million
Maintaining the consistency throughout the year, at number 5 of Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World 2017, is Bayern Munich. This team from Germany has the value of 2713 million dollars. Along with it also possesses 657 million dollar revenue figure. It is definitely one of the most valuable football teams and is one of the richest ones to come so far too. Several years back, it had a value of 2570 million dollars but the quick change in the upward direction can be clearly seen.
Manchester City – £392.6 million
At number 5 of Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World 2017, we have The Manchester City. This team from England has the value of 2,083 million dollars. Along with this, it also has additional revenue of 583 million dollars. The numbers have increased in the past year. Years back they were on the sixth position on the table, but now have made an improvement after surpassing the Arsenal.
Paris St-Germain — £389.6 million
They are sixth on the slot this year, after falling two ranks down in the Deloitte’s ranking. It will be pertinent to mention here that PSG were no where in the scene since 2011, but after being bought up by Qatar Sports Investments for €120 million, now, they are very much into the scene. Talking about their revenues, they have $583 M of them on the board. This year they have also got Neymar on the board through a historic deal, now things look very much different for the PSG.
Arsenal – £350.4 million
This team from England is at number 7 of Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World 2017. With skyrocketing team value from 1310 million dollars to 1,932 million dollars in one year, this football club has really proved their worth. It has additional revenue of 520 million dollars which makes it look bigger when it comes to the bank power.
Chelsea – £334.6 million
If we are comparing both years, Chelsea has moved down one rank from the year before. It has a team value of 1,845 million dollars. Along with that, it has additional revenue of 497 million dollars. Even though these numbers are greater than the previous year… Chelsea dropped down a point in the ranking list. Nevertheless, it is still one of the richest and stands among Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World 2017.
Liverpool – £302 million
This team from England has made to the number 9 of Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World 2017. It has the value of 1,492 million US dollars. Along with it, it also has got the additional revenue value of 448 million dollars. It has consistently been the number 8 on the ranking list for a while now.
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Juventus – £255.1 million
At number on the list of Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World 2017, we have Juventus from Italy. This team has definitely made a change as it has risen from the value of 837 million dollars to around 1300 million in quite some time. This team had the additional revenue of 379 million dollars. Even though the rank is still the same as in last year, the numbers have improved and it still Juventus is one of the richest clubs ever.
|NO#||CLUB||VALUE||YEARLY REVENUE||LAST YEAR|
|1||Manchester United||£515.3 million||$765m|
|2||FC Barcelona||£463.8 million||$688m|
|3||Real Madrid||£463.8 million||$694m|
|4||FC Bayern Munich||$2.57 billion||$570m||4th|
|6||Manchester City||$1.92 billion||$558m||5th|
|10||Tottenham Hotspurs||$1.01 billion||$310m||13th|
|11||Borussia Dortmund||$836 million||$338m||11th|
|12||AC Milan||$825 million||$240m||10th|
|13||Paris Saint Germain||$814 million||$572m||12th|
|14||FC Schalke||$655 million||$264m||14th|
|15||Atletico Madrid||$633 million||$225m||16th|
|16||Inter Milan||$559 million||$198m||15th|
|17||West Ham United||$542 million||$194m||19th|
|20||Newcastle United||$383 million||$204m||18th|
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