The popular Football clubs in the world are packed with the Star players because of which the fan following and earnings goes sky high. Whether it’s Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid or Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez from Barcelona FC. The people in masses go crazy about the Players, not the Team, though. Just like we saw the record-breaking Jersey Sale of Manchester United since the past decade because of the arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba the club has already recovered a lot from the Merchandise sale.
The Football Clubs of the World earn through factors like broadcasting rights, sponsors, the kit partnes and much more such financial behind the scenes operations. So, today we are going to take a look at the world’s top 10 highest earning football clubs based on their annual income.
#10. Juventus ($246.4 Million)
Juventus is an Italian Football Club that participates in the Serie A League which is the to tier Football league of Italy. Moreover,this is the time where the real elite start, with a jump up to nearly £250m in revenue. Juventus is the highest earning Serie A club. They made great money after letting Paul Pogba go at Manchester United with a World record signing.
#9. Liverpool (£298.1m)
Liverpool is a Premier League Club also the highest earning non-Champions League club in the lowest of five Premier League teams in the top nine with a reputation that precedes it. Hugely popular all over the world, Liverpool has an absolutely massive fanbase since the last few decade. Liverpool’s average earning for the 2015-16 year was £298.1m and they are one of the highest earning football clubs.
#8. Chelsea (£319.5m)
Another English Premier League Club who is also one of the consistent performing clubs in the EPL. The Royal Blues has star players like the Belgian international Eden Hazard and the Spanish Striker Diego Costa as the leading goalscorer. Chelsea drops one place in the rich list after their revenue dropped by nearly £5m despite winning the Premier League in 2014/15 and a bumper television deal. Chelsea is at no.8 in the world’s highest earning football clubs list.
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#7. Arsenal (£331.3m)
The Gunners didn’t have much of the Success story under the French men Arsene Wenger but under his regime, Arsenal has consistently performed in the Premier League. The Gunners annual income for 20015/16 showed an exclusive revenue of £331.3m. Arsenal move ahead of their premier league rivals Chelsea after a £30m increase in their yearly revenue after they won a second successive FA Cup.
#6. Manchester City (£352.6m)
The Citizens just miss out on the top five for the second year running after a £4.3m increase in income. The New Manchester based club has reached heights in Success after taken over by the UAE Billionaire Sheikh Mansour. Manchester City has star players such as Yaya Toure, David Silva, De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling etc. For the Annual year 2015/17, Manchester City’s annual income was around £331.3m.
#5. Bayern Munich (£360.6m)
Bayern Munich is the leading Geman Club who plays in the Bundesliga league and has dominated the league for the past few decade. Despite winning a record 25th German championship Bayern’s revenue dropped by £40m for the 2014/15 season, meaning they fall to fifth in the Football Money League, their lowest position since 2006/07. For the Annual year 2015/17, Bayern Munich’s annual income was around £360.6m which makes them one of the highest earning football clubs in the world.
#4. Paris Saint-Germain (£365.8m)
French Football’s leading Club is the French League club Paris Saint-Germain. The Club has star players like Angel Di Maria, Edinson Cavani, Marco Verrati etc. Ligue 1 runaway winners PSG leapfrog German giants Bayern after another lucrative campaign, though they earned nearly £30m less than in 2013/14. For the Annual year 2015/17, Paris Saint-Germain’s annual income was around £365.8m.
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#3. Manchester United (£395.2m)
English Premier League Giants Manchester United drop from second to third this year but Tim Bridge, Senior Manager at Deloitte, was impressed nonetheless:“Despite a reduction in revenue year-on-year, the fact that Manchester United remain in the top three of the Money League demonstrates the underlying strength of the club’s business model. The return to Champions League football, as well as the commencement of a number of significant commercial partnerships, will only strengthen the business in 2015/16. For the Annual year 2015/17, Manchester United’s annual income was around £395.2m.
#2. Barcelona (£426.6m)
The Dominant Club from the Spanish La Liga FC Barcelona is one of only two teams worldwide with a yearly revenue of over £400m, Barcelona’s on-field success transferred to their finances, with the Catalan club enjoying a £21.2m increase in income and a rise from third place to second. For the Annual year 2015/17, Manchester United’s annual income was around £426.6m. FC Barcelona is the highest earning football club below Real Madrid.
#1. Real Madrid – £439m
Real Madrid stand top of the Deloitte Football Money League for the eleventh year in a row and they are the world’s highest earning football club having generated £439m in the 2015/16 season. Commercial revenue was the main driver of this growth, while matchday income also saw a significant increase. However, the major reason is Real Madrid’s growing popularity across the Globe with likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale in the side.