Generally when there is a question poised like ‘How much money do footballers make’ the general response is either ‘in millions’ or just that ‘they make a lot of money.
However, when someone rephrases that question as to how much money do these football clubs make - we know it’s a hell of a lot of money. But can we break this down into numbers or in terms of money these clubs make in terms of revenue?
Well, look no further, we have all the answers you need.
Today we look at the top football clubs in the world in terms of the revenue they make annually.
1. Barcelona -
Yep! We know what you are thinking. How can a club that is so much in debt be at the top of this list? Well, the money it owes for transfers and other salaries and payments is just a fragment of its value. Barcelona has a market value of approximately $4.76B with annual earnings of $792M in revenue. So you think Barca is broke? Well, think again!
2. Real Madrid -
If Barcelona is here, can Real Madrid fall behind? The Los Blancos is the second on this list with a valuation of approximately $4.75B with annual earnings of $792M in revenue. This is why they always are able to attract the biggest and the brightest stars in the world of football.
3. Bayern Munich -
Next up are the German giants Bayern Munich. They are a club not only with rich heritage and trophies but with some huge money in the bank too. Bayern Munich’s estimated value is somewhat at $4.22B with annual earnings of $703M in revenue. Huge right?
4. Manchester United -
Well, this can’t be a surprise. One of the most loved and most followed teams in the world of football, Manchester United just had to be on this list otherwise the list would have been incomplete. The English giants are valued at approximately $4.2 billion with annual revenue of $643M. Maybe Cristiano Ronaldo’s signings helped surge those numbers up a bit. They had dominated world football when Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge and this is why they have such an enviable fan following.
5. Liverpool -
Arch-rivals Liverpool is not much behind Manchester United. They are the fifth on this list with a valuation of $4.1B and annual earnings of $619M. They are also one of the biggest and most followed clubs in the world with fans in as many countries that watch football. And with so much money, they definitely will never walk alone, will they?
6. Manchester City -
Obviously, they had to be on this list. One of the giant clubs in modern-day football that has a reserve bench of players valued more than a billion dollars. They just had to be there. Manchester City is valued at $4B with annual revenue of about $609M.
7. Chelsea -
Roman Abromovich’s Chelsea is 7th on this list with a valuation of $3.2B and annual revenues of around $520M. They won the Champions League last season under Thomas Tuchel and now look primed to win it all this season too. Chelsea has a huge fan following around the world and they are undoubtedly one of the biggest names in the world of football which is why they belong to this list quite deservedly.
8. Arsenal -
No, this is not a meme page and we are not joking. Even though Arsenal has been struggling quite badly for the better part of a decade, they were once the invincibles and the team to beat in all of Europe. They have a massive fan base and have a club dripping in glory and history. This is why they are here in this list with annual earnings of $430M and an estimated value of about $2.8B.
9. PSG -
The French giants Paris Saint Germain are valued at approximately $2.5B with annual revenues of $599M. They are a force to be reckoned with. They have the most enviable, star-studded lineup consisting of players like Messi, Mbappe, Neymar, Di Maria, Donnarumma, Sergi Ramos, G Wijnaldum, A Hakimi just to name a few. They are here to dominate world football and PSG is one of the most active clubs in every transfer market. Considering the amount of money they have and the amount of money they are willing to spend, this can’t be a surprise, can it?
10. Tottenham Hotspur -
When you have a billion-dollar stadium and the best training facility in the club, you have got to be a rich club. Tottenham is the 10 on this list with an estimated valuation of $2.3B with annual revenues in the region of $500M. They have recently signed Antonio Conte and also had the audacity to reject $150m bids for Harry Kane. Going forward, Tottenham and chairman Daniel Levy seriously mean business it seems.