- With €840.8 million, Barcelona is the richest club in the world. The first club to break the €800m barrier.
On our last post we talked about the richest US president and still on that steam we shall be focusing our attention to another topic on the richest club in the world.
The list is compiled based on the revenue made by these clubs. Which evidently means the club with the highest revenue takes the crown.
For the year 2020 the richest club in the world is no longer Real Madrid but Barcelona. And Arsenal is no longer in the top 10 of the clubs with the highest revenue in the world.
In all, the 20 highest earning football clubs in the world generated a record €9.3bn (2018: €8.3bn) of combined revenue in 2018/19, an increase of 11% on the previous year.
The Richest Club In The World
1. Barcelona Revenue – €840.8 million
2. Real Madrid: Revenue – €757.3 million
Real Madrid’s origins go back to when football was introduced to Madrid by the academics and students of the Institución Libre de Enseñanza, which included several Cambridge and Oxford University graduates.
Real Madrid use to be that team with the loudest noise when it comes to football and clout but that has changed since Ronaldo left the club for Juventus.
The 2018–19 season is one of the worst seasons in the club’s modern history. It was the 115th season in existence and the club’s 88th consecutive season in the top flight of Spanish football.
The club was the richest club in the world last year but this year comes second on the list. The club was recognised as the FIFA Club of the 20th Century on 11 December 2000.
Real Madrid is one of three founding members of La Liga that have never been relegated from the top division since its inception in 1929, along with Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona.
Real Madrid was also awarded Best European Club of the 20th Century by the IFFHS on 11 May 2010. Maybe one day the club might get another Ronaldo that can take them back to being the richest club in the world.
3. Manchester United: Revenue – €711.5 million
Machester United comes third on this list of the richest club in the world. Which makes the team the richest club in the Premier League.
The club was founded as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878, but later vchanged its name to Manchester United in 1902 and moved to its current stadium, Old Trafford, in 1910.
Manchester United have won more trophies than any other club in English football, with a record 20 League titles, 12 FA Cups, five League Cups and a record 21 FA Community Shields.
The 2018–19 season was Manchester United‘s 27th season in the Premier League and their 44th consecutive season in the top flight of English football.
4. Bayern Munich: Revenue – €660.1 million
Bayern Munich is the most successful club in German football history, having won a record 30 national titles and 19 national cups, along with numerous European honors.
The club was founded in 1900 by 11 football players, led by Franz John. Under the captaincy of Franz Beckenbauer, it won the European Cup three consecutive times (1974–1976).
Since the formation of the Bundesliga, Bayern has been the dominant club in German football, winning 29 titles, including eight consecutively since 2013.
Bayern are the reigning Bundesliga champions. And the 2017–18 FC Bayern Munich season was the 119th season in the football club’s history and 53rd consecutive and overall season in the top flight of German football
5. Paris Saint-Germain: Revenue – €635.9 million
PSG have won 41 titles, making it the most successful French club in history. The club is one of only two French clubs to have won a major European title, the most popular football club in France, and one of the most widely supported teams in the world.
PSG is the richest club in France and one of the wealthiest in the world. The club is owned by Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, ruler of Qatar, since 2011.
It is the fifth richest club in the world and the only French club to feature in the top 10.
The 2018–19 season was Paris Saint-Germain Football Club’s 46th professional season since its creation in 1970, and its 45th consecutive season in the top-flight of French football.
6. Manchester City: Revenue – €610.6 million
7. Liverpool: Revenue – €604.7 million
The club is one of the most widely supported teams in the world. Liverpool F.C. was founded following a dispute between the Everton committee and John Houlding, club president and owner of the land at Anfield.
It was originally named “Everton F.C. and Athletic Grounds Ltd” but was later named Liverpool F.C. in March 1892.
Liverpool reached its first FA Cup Final in 1914, losing 1–0 to Burnley.
The 2018–19 season was Liverpool’s 127th season in existence, and their 57th consecutive season in the top flight of English football.
Liverpool finished the league season as runners-up to Manchester City, to whom they suffered their only league defeat of the season,
8. Tottenham Hotspur: Revenue – €521.1 million
Tottenham won the FA Cup for the first time in 1901, the only non-League club to do so since the formation of the Football League in 1888.
Tottenham is the first British club to win a UEFA club competition – the European Cup Winners’ Cup. And is also the first club in the 20th century to achieve the League and FA Cup Double, winning both competitions in the 1960–61 season.
The club is also the inaugural winners of the UEFA Cup in 1972, becoming the first British club to win two different major European trophies.
The 2018–19 season was Tottenham Hotspur’s 27th season in the Premier League and 41st successive season in the top division of the English football league.
9. Chelsea: Revenue – €513.1 million
10. Juventus: Revenue – €459.7 million
Founded in 1897 by a group of Torinese students, the club has worn a black and white striped home kit since 1903 and has played home matches in different grounds around its city, the latest being the 41,507-capacity Juventus Stadium.
Signed on 10 July 2018, Cristiano Ronaldo became the highest ever transfer for an Italian club with his €100 million transfer from Real Madrid. this signing helped Juventus back onto the top 10 of the richest club in the world.
The club became the team first in Serie A, La Liga, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 or the Premier League to win eight consecutive league titles. That is after winning the Serie A title last year.