Today, football is more than just a game, but it is a corporation. Every football club in the world is now part of something bigger – they are business and every business is judged by the money it makes.
With that in mind, here are the 10 richest clubs in terms of income generated. Note: all numbers are taken from Deloitte…
#10 Tottenham Hotspur – €428,3 million
Tottenham might not have won anything lately and they might also have spent a lot of money on their new stadium, but even with all that, they are in 10th place on this list. Imagine what can be done if they are able to get a trophy in the near future!
#9 Arsenal – €439,2 million
Arsenal are another club that haven’t won anything major but at least they have some recent FA Cup accolades. As a result of that and their consistency in European football, they deserve to be number 9.
#8 Chelsea – €505,7 million
Chelsea completed the trio of London clubs after Arsenal and Spurs were on this list. The Blues have made significantly more money than their neighbors in London and that could be even more income if they succeed in winning something this year.
#7 Liverpool – €513,7 million
Liverpool became one of the most popular EPL team in 2019, all thanks to the brilliant performance of the Egyptian King Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane & Roberto Firminho that helping them to be number 7.
#6 PSG – €541,7 million
In terms of raw cash, PSG might be on the top of this list. However, in terms of making money, they are still behind other big clubs. Nevertheless, they are number 6 here, which shows how far they have come.
#5 Manchester City – €568,4 million
Another rich club, Manchester City are now consistently included in this list. Because in fact they are one of the most consistent clubs in English Premier League. They won the premier league competition in the last 2 years.
#4 Bayern Munich – €629,2 million
The Bavarians have been leading the Bundesliga for a long time. But now, Borussia Dortmund is trying to disrupt the dominance of the German competition brand. As a result of dominance and tight financial execution in the last few seasons, they are in fourth place.
#3 Manchester United – €666 million
The Red Devils have the right number in terms of income because 666 is a devil number. Manchester United may not have won anything since Sir Alex retired, especially the Premier League title. But the power of the club’s popularity is what makes them still making a lot of money today.
#2 Barcelona – € 690.4 million
Barcelona has become one of the most successful clubs of the 21st century and have arguably have the greatest players of all time on their team like Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez. So it’s not surprising for them to be number two at the moment.
#1 Real Madrid – €750,9 million
And the number one is Real Madrid. Over the past 12 years, they have topped the list of clubs with the most revenue because of their popularity and success so far. The Los Galacticos have won four of their last six Champions League final and became the first club to make a revenue more than €750 million.