Here’s the latest list of the top 10 richest football clubs in the world 2020.
No doubt, football clubs around the world have been hit negatively by the impact of coronavirus pandemic, clubs have begun counting their losses.
How this has affected the financial muscle of most of these richest clubs in the world is yet to be known.
But surely, it is bad news for many clubs as they have not been able to make any businesses, especially in the ten best Football leagues in the world, where most of these richest clubs are found.
Most of the richest clubs in the world generate their revenues from ticket sales, but since fans were banned from stadiums, a measure to curb the spread of the easily transmitted virus, only little can be done.
So, which are the richest football clubs in the world today?
Top 10 Richest Football Clubs In The World 2020 (Most Valuable Clubs)
|Rank||Richest Football Clubs Worldwide||Estimated Net Worth|
|#1||Barcelona FC||€840.8 million|
|#2||Real Madrid FC||€757.3 million|
|#3||Manchester United FC||€711.5 million|
|#4||Bayern Munich FC||€660.1 million|
|#5||Paris Saint Germain FC||€635.9 million|
|#6||Manchester City FC||€610.6 million|
|#7||Liverpool FC||€604.7 million|
|#8||Tottenham Hotspur FC||€521.1 million|
|#9||Chelsea FC||€513 million|
|#10||Juventus FC||€460 million|
In this article, we present the latest standings of the richest football clubs around the world as of 2020.
10. Juventus FC (Revenues: €460 Million)
Juventus is one of the European giants in the world that ply their trade in the Italian Serie A.
No doubt, Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the top 20 richest footballers in the world currently plays for this club.
The fact that Juventus make this list of richest football clubs in the world is a good sign of improvement for Italian football as Serie A is among the least lucrative leagues in Europe.
A fact that attest to that is that Juventus is the only representative of the Serie A on this list despite the presence of other European giants in the league including the likes of AC Milan and Inter Milan.
The arrival of the former Real Madrid talisman to the club in Cristiano Ronaldo brought an obvious boost to the club’s on all grounds, either in the sporting aspect, economic aspect, Endorsement deals, and also the exposure of the club to other parts of the world.
During the 2019/20 season, Juventus were able to rake in €65.5 million in matchday revenues, €209 million in TV rights and also €186 million in commercial sales and merchandise.
9. Chelsea FC (Revenues: €513 Million)
As of 2020, Chelsea Fc revenues €513 Million, making it the 9th richest football club in the world.
Chelsea FC would have been further above in this list of the richest clubs, but missing out on UEFA Champions League football largely affected their numbers.
Chelsea’s revenue is however projected to improve at the end of the 2019/20 season due to their qualification for the UEFA champions league and the sale of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid for a record €130 million.
Currently, Chelsea has generated up to €75.6 million in matchday revenues and ticket sales, €227.1 million in TV rights, and €210.4 million in commercial sales and merchandise.
Sheik Monsour is the real owner of Manchester City FC.
8. Tottenham Hotspur FC (Revenues: €521.1 Million)
Chelsea’s loss is Tottenham’s gain after they toppled Chelsea to be the 8th richest football club in the world.
Tottenham is well known for economic intelligence and spotting and signing youth players with superstar potential and they turn out to become shrewd signings after selling most of these star players for hefty fees.
Their frequent participation in European football have also helped their economic standing in the world despite having not achieved much in terms of trophies.
They even went as far as reaching the Champions league final, which is an incredible feat if you ask me.
In total, Tottenham Hotspur generated €92.5 million in matchday revenues, €276.7 million in TV and broadcasting rights, and €151.9 million in commercial sales and merchandise.
7. Liverpool FC (Revenues: €604.7 Million)
The relentless drive of Liverpool to succeed and also put themselves back on the map of European football is so remarkable that it has translated into economic profit for the club.
Winning the UEFA champions league in 2019 and being runners-up to Manchester city in the English premier league is no minor feat for the team in the 2018/19 season.
It was a season of success all round, going ahead to win the club world cup and the UEFA Super Cup.
In the current campaign, even though they are out of the Champions League courtesy of a remarkable comeback from Atletico Madrid, they are still favorites to win the 2019/20 English Premier League title which have eluded the team for over 2 decades.
Liverpool has generated €94.5 million in matchday revenues, €299.3 million in broadcasting and TV rights, and €210.9 million in commercial sales and merchandise.
As of 2020, Liverpool FC revenues €604 Million, making them the 7th richest club in the world.
6. Manchester City FC (Revenues: €610.6 Million)
Manchester City FC is currently a titleholder and Champions of the English premier league until they get popped by Liverpool in the season about to be concluded.
The club made sensational investments into the team and it yielded massive results in terms of trophies and financial figures.
Interestingly, as people troop into Ethiad Stadium, they also rush to the most accurate football prediction websites to foresee their outcomes. Isn’t that interesting?
Man City’s financial returns are however predicted to take a huge hit after the club was hit with a 2-year ban from European football due to breaching the financial fair play rules set up by FIFA.
Currently, however, their numbers are impressive, bringing in €62.4 million in matchday revenues, €287.2 million in broadcasting and TV rights, and €261 million in commercial sales and merchandise.
5. Paris Saint Germain FC (Revenues: €635.9 Million)
No list of richest football clubs in the world is complete without the inclusion of Paris Saint Germain in it.
Talk about the club that broke the records for most expensive signing in the world, Neymar Jr for a whopping €222 million or that paid €186 million for an 18-year-old Kylian Mbappe.
This club is all about money and that is thanks to their owner who is an oil business magnate from the Middle East.
They are currently the most successful club in the French Ligue 1 by a far distance and are also the only representative of the league on this list.
PSG are however doing well in their own capacity, making up to €115 million in matchday revenues, €156.6 million in broadcasting and TV rights, and €363.4 million in commercial sales and merchandise.
4. Bayern Munich FC (Revenues: €660.1 Million)
Bayern Munich are the undisputed best football club in the Bundesliga ever since the inception of the league.
They have won the league title consecutively on countless occasions and this made people see the league as a one-horse race with a close competition coming from only Borussia Dortmund.
Bayern has one of the biggest stadiums in Europe and a huge fan following to back them up. This is why they make up to €92.4 million in matchday revenues, €211.2 million in broadcasting and TV rights, and €356.5 million in commercial sales and merchandise.
As of 2020, Bayern Munich FC revenues €660.1 Million, making it the 4th richest club in the world.
3. Manchester United FC (Revenues: €711.5 Million)
Manchester united is undoubtedly the most successful club in England with a lot of history and trophies to the club’s name.
Even as United has struggled to replace the legendary manager, Sir Alex Ferguson who brought a host of trophies and glory to the club, the club still manages to stay on top financially despite inconsistencies in the efforts of the team to win trophies again.
Even as the team is still under a rebuild under the current manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester united remain the highest revenue generating club in England.
The club made over €120.6 million in matchday revenues, €283.7 million in broadcasting and TV rights, and €317.2 million in commercial sales and merchandise.
2. Real Madrid FC (Revenues: €757.3 Million)
Real Madrid is arguably the best football club in the world through its rich history of trophies and their huge presence in any competition they turn out for.
They have become a force to reckon with in the football world, winning a record total of 13 UEFA champions league trophies. It is mind-blowing and no other teams come close to them.
The departure of their Portuguese talisman Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus has obviously affected the club financially and the performance of the team. Losing one of the best players in the world is always going to affect any team.
As a matter of fact, the team has been on this list of top 10 richest football clubs in the world for several years now.
Their position as number 2 is expected to last only for a short while after the effects of the coronavirus might have dissipated.
Still, the club makes over €144.8 million in matchday revenues, €257.9 million in broadcasting and TV rights, and €354.6 million in commercial sales and merchandise.
As of 2020, Real Madrid FC is the second on the list of top 10 richest football clubs in the world.
1. Barcelona FC (Revenues: €840.8 Million)
Barcelona is currently one of the top teams in the world today, thanks to its success in the La Liga and also the presence of one of the best players in the world in Lionel Messi.
The team is doing well in the domestic league but are way off in the UEFA champions league recently, even with one of the best players in their team.
This surprisingly not affected the finances of the club and they are the most revenue-generating team in the world today.
The fact that Nou Camp of Barcelona is close on the list of the top 10 largest stadiums in the world, contributes to their matchday revenue.
Their matchday revenues of €159.2 million, broadcast rights worth €298.1 million, and commercial sales of €383.5 million are great contributing factors.
As of 2020, Barcelona FC is the richest football club in the world, generating €840.8 Million in revenues.
Top 10 Richest Football Clubs In The World (Conclusion)
Football is one of the most lucrative sports in the world and the biggest entities that make most of this money are the football clubs.
Here’s a quick recap of the top 10 richest football clubs in the world as of 2020:
- Barcelona FC – €840.8 Million
- Real Madrid FC – €757.3 Million
- Manchester United FC – €711.5 Million
- Bayern Munich FC – €660.1 Million
- Paris Saint Germain FC – €635 Million
- Manchester City FC – €610 Million
- Liverpool FC €604.7 Million
- Tottenham Hotspur FC – €521.1 Million
- Chelsea FC – €513 Million
- Juventus FC – €460 Million
The more successful the team, the more financial power for the club, as revenues will be generated from match day tickets, sales, broadcasting rights, Endorsement deals, and many other sources.
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