World’s richest football clubs 2021

Football is no doubt the most popular game in the world, with millions of fans and followers on the planet, in both football playing and even non- football playing countries and with Cristiano Ronaldo being the most followed person on Instagram with 260M+ followers, you can have a good idea about the craze for this game amongst the people and with that craze comes to a crazy amount of money involved in the game, with sponsors pilling up to get their brands associated with the top teams, football has secured its place in the top 5 wealthiest games in the world and two of its players, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi being among the top5 highest-paid athlete in the world according to Forbes list.

So with all that said, let’s have a look at some of the wealthiest football clubs in the world and how much their worth is.

1) Barcelona: the club still tops the list as of 2021with a total revenue of €715.1M, founded in November 1899. The Spanish football club is the richest in the world though facing a revenue drop of €125m in 2019-2020.

2) Real Madrid: Another Spanish giant, the team, rightly holds the second position with just a fraction of the difference compared to Barcelona with a total revenue turnover of €714.8M, founded in match 1902 the Madrid based team still successfully makes its place in the top position even after a revenue fall of €42m, the team also holds the highest commercial revenue of €382.7m.

3) Bayern-Munich: the German professional football club based in Munich stands at the 3rd position in the list with total revenue of €634.1M, the most successful football club in the history of German football has won 30 national titles, founded in Feb 1900, the club is the current European champion.

4) Manchester United: the club which saw the highest revenue fall of €131m in the past year as a result of the covid 19 pandemic, the club is no longer in the top 3 richest football club in the world, with the current total revenue of €580.4m the former amongst big three and the former highest-earning football club in the world in 2016-17 has now slipped down to the 4th position as of 2021, founded in 1878 the English football team has won the highest number of trophies compared to other English teams.

5)Liverpool: making its way into the top 5 with total revenue of €558.6M is the English football club based in Liverpool, England, founded in June 1982, internationally the club has won 6 European trophies, which is more than any other English football clubs, it has a long-standing rivalry with domestic opponents Manchester united, the club also faced a revenue fall of €46m due to the covid 19 pandemic but still manages to secure its position in the top 5 richest football clubs in 2021.

6) Manchester City: though a revenue fall of about €60m, the English football club has still managed to retain its position as the 6th wealthiest football club in the world as of 2021; however, the total revenue of the club is €549.2M

7) Paris Saint-Germain: e professional football club based in Paris, France, also saw a massive drop in revenue by €95M, founded in 1970. The club is relatively young compared to the other top giants; the PSG soon rose to fame and success after winning their first significant honor in 1982, the French Cup; in 2020, they reached the UEFA Champions League final for the very first time, losing to the German team Bayern Munich. The club currently, as of 2021, has a total revenue of €540.6M, securing its place as the 7th most wealthiest club in the world.

8) Chelsea: jumping one position top compared to last year is another English professional football club, Chelsea, based in Fulham, London, and founded in 1905, they are among the most successful clubs in England, having won the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League and the first English team to achieve the UEFA treble, the total revenue of the club is €469.7M, despite the revenue fall of €43m due to the pandemic situation.

9) Tottenham hotspur: another English professional football club, more commonly known as “spurs,” is based in Tottenham, London; the club saw a drop in the position of the richest football clubs in the world due to a revenue fall of €75m, the professional football clubs as of 2021 holds a total revenue of €455.7M.

10) Juventus: with a total revenue of €397.9M, the Italian professional football clubs stand and number 10 in the list of the wealthiest professional football clubs in the world as of 2021, like others this team also faced a revenue drop of €62m due to the covid 19 pandemic situation, founded in 1897 the Turin, Italy based club competes in Serie-A.

To conclude, due to the pandemic situation and postponed tournaments, all the professional football clubs have seen a considerable revenue drop, due to which the top positions have gone a bit haywire; nonetheless, these are the list of the top 10 richest professional football clubs as of 2021, with Barcelona being the wealthiest football club as of 2021 followed by Real Madrid with a fraction of a difference.