The 10 richest football Clubs in the world
10. Juventus — £255.1 million. Italy’s biggest club was helped by a continued sponsorship deal with Jeep, which saw over 1.5 million shirt sales last season, according to The Mirror.
9. Liverpool — £302 million. Jurgen Klopp’s side secured ninth place for the 3rd year running, despite a continued lack of Champions League football. Their revenues are set to increase next year as Anfield returns to full capacity post-renovation.
8. Chelsea — £334.6 million. Chelsea’s owner, Roman Abramovich, is one of the wealthiest men in Russia — worth an estimated £5.8 billion. His vast riches have inevitably trickled down and Chelsea is rarely out of the top 5 in Deloitte’s rankings. Perhaps next year will see a return for the London giants as Stanford Bridge is expanded.
7. Arsenal — £350.4 million. Matchday revenues keep Arsenal in the top 10 and no wonder — a season ticket to watch Wenger’s side is the most expensive in Britain at £1014.
6. Paris St-Germain — £389.6 million. This is the first time PSG have dropped out of the Money League top 5 since they were famously bought up by Qatar Sports Investments for €120 million in 2011. Superstar striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, was sold to Manchester United last year, they’ve dropped two places in Deloitte’s rankings since.
5. Manchester City — £392.6 million. This is the first time Manchester City have breached the Money League top 5. Abu Dhabi-owned City had their best ever Champions League run last season after they lost out to eventual winners, Real Madrid, in the semi-finals.
4. Bayern Munich — £442.7 million. Bayern charted a monumental 25% increase in income over the last season after they won their 25th Bundesliga title and DFB-Pokal Final.
3. Real Madrid — £463.8 million. Winning the Champions League and a steady annual revenue gain of 7% wasn’t enough to keep Los Blancos on top for the 12th year running.
2. Barcelona — £463.8 million. Barcelona topped their mortal enemies at last this year, perhaps thanks to the unlikely contributions of Bruce Springsteen. ‘The Boss’ used the Catalonian Nou Camp to host two shows of ‘The River Tour’, earning the club nearly €8 million.
1. Manchester United — Manchester United £515.3 million. The ‘Red Devils’ have never been far from the top three — briefly toppling out during their 2012/13 season under David Moyes — but this is the first time they’ve hit top spot in over a decade. The club benefited financially from huge sponsorship deals with Chevrolet and Adidas and a return to the Champions League.