Football is one of the most popular sports in the world, with billions of fans and supporters around the world. When it comes to football players and its clubs, it’s safe to say that they enjoy an extensive status of wealth and fame in the world. These football clubs are known for drafting their players for million dollar contracts.
So, imagine how much football clubs might be making if they are able to afford a team worth billions of dollars. Today we are going to be looking at some of richest football clubs in Europe.
Here are the top 10 Richest Football Clubs In Europe in 2017-2018
10. Tottenham Hotspurs – $1.017 Billion
Tottenham Hotspurs is a European football team, which is popular for playing in Europe’s English Premier League. The team is owned by Joe Lewis, who is a popular British billionaire and a football enthusiast. England’s White Hart Lane Stadium used to be Tottenham Hotspurs’s home stadium until May this year, where they have a record for winning most of their games. Now they have booked Wembley Stadium as their home stadium. This team has a net worth of $1.017 Billion, it was formed as Hotspur F.C. in 1882.
9. Juventus – $1.299 Billion
Juventus is a popular Italian team, whose home stadium Allianz Stadium is located in Piedmont. The team was formed in 1897, as Sports Club Juventus. They are known for playing in Series A League. The team is managed by Massimiliano Allegri. They have won FIFA World Cup in 1934, 1982 and 2006. They are one of the most cherished and celebrated football clubs in the world. They have won over 31 Series A awards and titles. The team is managed and handled by the Agnelli Family, who has made over $1.299 Billion with the team.
8. Liverpool – $1.548 Billion
Liverpool aka Reds are one of the most popular and richest football teams in Europe. Liverpool plays for the English Side on the field. Liverpool was founded in 1892, almost 125 years ago. They are a strong team, who is popular for playing in the Premier League. They have won 3 UEFA Cups, 5 European Cups, 18 League Titles, 15 FA Community Shields, 7 FA Cups, etc. Their success rate in the games helps them earn revenue of millions from their investors and endorsers every year. They have been playing at Anfield ground ever since their formation.
7. Chelsea – $1.661 Billion
Chelsea is a London based football club, which was founded in 1905, in the Stanford Bridge ground, where the team has been playing since its origin. They are known for competing in Premier League. They have experienced a rise in their career in the past two decades since 1997, in which they have won over 21 trophies. The team is managed by Antonio Conte and is owned by Roman Abramovich. They are the seventh richest football club on the planet according to Forbes magazine, with a net worth of $1.66 Billion.
6. Manchester City – $1.92 Billion
Manchester City is one of the strongest teams in Premier League. This team was formed as St. Mark’s (West Gorton) in 1880. The City of Manchester Stadium is known as the prestigious home ground of Manchester City. It is managed by Pep Guardiola and is owned by City Football Group. They have won multiple awards including League Championships, European Cups, and FA Final Cup etc. Since 2011, Manchester has won five prominent honors, including 2014 and 2014’s Premier League. Their track record has helped the club demand millions of dollars for any endorsement deals with its dealers.
5. Arsenal – $2.017 Billion
Arsenal is a popular Highbury English team, which is the fifth richest football club in Europe. The team was formed as Dial Square in 1886. Emirates Stadium is considered as their home stadium, where they can be seen playing and winning on the ground. Arsenal is currently managed by Arsene Wenger and is owned by Arsenal Holdings plc. In 2016, Forbes ranked Arsenal as the second richest club in England with $2.0 Billion. They have won over 12 FA Cups and 13 other league titles among several other awards in their career.
4. Bayern Munich – $2.678 Billion
As the name suggests, Bayern Munich is a German Football team popular for playing in the European Premier League. They without a doubt are the strongest professional football club in Germany. This team was founded in 1900. Bayern is currently managed by Carlo Ancelotti. They are known for playing in Bundesliga League. They are one of the biggest and richest sports clubs of Germany. The team has won multiple titles including 1932’s National Championship, European Cups, UEFA Championships, 2 Intercontinental Cups and 1 FIFA World Cup. Their estimated net worth is calculated to be over $2.6 Billion.
3. Manchester United – $3.317 Billion
Manchester United was founded in 1878 as Newton Heath LYR F.C. They are based in Greater Manchester’s Old Trafford, which is known for competing in Premier League. They are also known as the ‘The Red Devils’ because of the color of their costumes. Manchester United is managed by Jose Mourinho and is owned by Manchester United plc. The club has a capacity of holding 75,643 people on its home ground in Old Trafford. They are the third richest football club in the world, with a net worth of over $3.317 Billion.
2. Barcelona – $3.549 Billion
Barcelona or ‘Barca’ is a popular Spanish football club, which is popular for housing world’s best football players like Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. Barcelona was founded as FootBall Club Barcelona in 1899. They are known for competing in the La Liga League. Camp Nou is their marked home stadium, which has a capacity of 99,354 members. They are one of the most popular and richest football teams. They have won 29 Copa Del Reys, 3 UEFA Leagues and 24 La Liga Titles. The club is basically owned by a bunch of wealthy stakeholders.
1. Real Madrid – $3.645 Billion
Real Madrid is the richest football club in the world, which consists of the richest footballer in the world Cristiano Ronaldo. Real Madrid is known for competing in the La Liga League. Santiago Bernabeu Stadium is the home stadium of the richest football club in the world. Their estimated net worth is calculated to be around $3.65 Billion. They are known for making over $500 million every season. This club is owned by over 81,044 people.
These are some of the richest football clubs, which make a fortune while getting entertained with a sport. All these clubs are worshiped by their fans, who love these football players and see them as an inspiration, to pursue their dreams of becoming a football player.