The Richest Football Clubs 2021 list is a very exciting list with Top Richest Football Clubs comprising it. Here is a list of the Richest Football Clubs according to the Football Money League list:
1. Real Madrid – $847.7 Million’FIFA
Club of the Century’ (20th century) awardee Real Madrid FC is one of the world’s most-followed football clubs. The club’s financial structure is lauded as one of the best, aided with excellent Presidents throughout its history, who have shaped the club as one of the best-managed clubs. The supporters, or ‘socios’ as they are called, own the club and exercise power to elect the club President which is the most important authoritarian role in the club. Madrid generated nearly £251.3 million from broadcasting rights which shows how extensively it is followed globally.
2. FC Barcelona – $779.4 Million
Fiercest rivals of Real Madrid, one of the world’s best clubs, FC Barcelona continues to vie for the top spot even off the pitch. The club is owned by its supporters, similar to that of Madrid and has been very successful in the 21st century. It is extremely popular for its academy ‘La Masia’ where world-class footballers like Messi, Xavi, Iniesta were shaped. It enjoys full stadiums whenever there is a match at its home stadium ‘Camp Nou’, which ensures huge revenues. The club generated £223 million through broadcasting rights.
3. Manchester United – $751.8 Million
A household name, a fan favourite, the Red Devils, Manchester United is the favourite club of millions of football enthusiasts. It is one of the richest clubs with very high-profile transfers in its history. The club is known for its wonderful run under Sir Alex Ferguson, who is touted to be one of the greatest football history managers. The team, under his guidance, won several English and European titles. The club is slowly rising after recent runs of poor form but still attracts huge viewers as it generated £230.4 million from broadcasting rights.
4. FC Bayern Munich – $710.3 Million
German Champions, European Champions, World Champions, the German club has won it all in the 2019-2020 season. The club won a ‘Sextuple’ (six trophies in one season), the club won every official competition it played in the season. No clubs have achieved this feat other than Barcelona and Bayern. This achievement made Bayern more popular and increased its broadcasting value tremendously, with Bayern earning around £176 million from broadcasting.
5. Manchester City – $641.6 Million
Worthy contenders of the Manchester Derby, Manchester City, is relatively new to the arena of success. The club is owned by ‘City Football Group’ in which ‘Abu Dhabi United Group’ has 78% ownership. The Arab based company is widely known for infusing huge sums of money for the club’s transfers and development. It generated £238 million through broadcasting rights.
6. Paris Saint-Germain – $611.5 Million
The French Champions are touted to win the Champions League every season. The addition of players like Neymar and Mbappe to the squad has made it extremely popular, with the Neymar transfer being the costliest in world football, a deal worth $230 million. It has a good fan base worldwide, and the club managed to generate around 127 million dollars from broadcasting rights last year.
7. Liverpool FC – $579.9 Million
‘You will never walk alone’ is the phrase that comes to mind whenever Liverpool is mentioned. The club is one of the most popular and successful sides from England with 6 European trophies. The club is the defending champions of the Premier League, having won it last season. They generate around £251 million by following a revised broadcasting schedule. The stars like Mane, Salah, Firminho in the team and the sale of Coutinho to Barcelona has benefited the team recently.
8. Chelsea FC – $570.9 Million
Known as ‘The Blues’, the English side has boasted excellent results in the international arena. Chelsea club owner Roman Abramovich is well known for being lenient with managers in terms of transfer funds. The club sealed some high-level transfers for the 2020-21 season with £222.48 million spent in a single transfer window. The club generated £230.5 million through broadcasting rights last year.
9. Arsenal – $495.8 Million
Popularly known as ‘The Gunners’, Arsenal is a traditional powerhouse in English football with an excellent record in the Premier League and the erstwhile top division league. Under Arsene Wenger, the club has achieved many feats and became a fan favorite under his managerial career. It is the only club in English history to achieve the feat of not losing a single match in one season. The club has seen some sensational transfers and has generated £206 million through broadcasting last year.
10. Tottenham Hotspur – $483.5 Million
The finalist of the 2019 UCL, and regular top 4 finishers in Premier League, Spurs have made their way as one of the biggest earners in world football, earning around £226 million from broadcasting rights last year. The sponsor’s AIA and Nike have been a huge boost to its financial structure.