Top 10 Richest Soccer Clubs In The World
If you’re a soccer fan, you already know that the money involved in the beautiful game is staggering.
The best players in the world command huge wages and running a soccer club is big business.
Clubs can make astronomical figures from TV revenues, sponsorship deals, player sales, merchandise, and matchday sales. But which club has the most money?
Keep reading to find out the top 10 richest soccer clubs in the world.
10. Tottenham Hotspur (England) – $2.35B
Stadium: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London
Captain: Harry Kane
Head coach: Antonio Conte
Tottenham Hotspur have become a major force in European soccer over the past decade. They boast one of the finest stadiums in the world, a roster of top international talent and an appearance in the champions league final as recently as 2019.
It wasn’t always sunshine and roses for Spurs, though, as the club suffered a major trophy drought from 1991 to 2008. Now though, the club are firmly amongst the world elite and squeak into our list at no.10.
9. Juventus (Italy) – $2.45B
Stadium: Juventus Stadium, Turin
Nickname: La Vecchia Signora (The Old Lady)
Captain: Leonardo Bonucci
Head coach: Massimiliano Allegri
Juventus, arguably Italy’s most famous football club, are the only side from Serie A to make it into the top 10 richest clubs in the world.
Their famous black and white striped kit is world-famous, and the club holds serious clout in the boardroom, as well as on the pitch.
8. Chelsea (England) – $3.1B
Stadium: Stamford Bridge, London
Nickname: The Blues
Captain: César Azpilicueta
Head coach: Graham Potter
The second London-based club on this list, Chelsea became big hitters in the world of soccer finance after Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich purchased the club in 2003.
Before Abramovic was forced to sell the club following the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022, Chelsea enjoyed a period of success never seen before in club history and are one of soccer’s major global brands.
7. Paris Saint-Germain (France) – $3.2B
Stadium: Parc des Princes, Paris
Nickname: Les Parisiens (The Parisians)
Head coach: Christophe Galtier
Qatar Sports Investments (owned by the state of Qatar) purchased Paris Saint-Germain in 2011 when the club was valued at just €100m and instantly turned it into one of the wealthiest in the world.
The Parisians now boast the most star-studded attacking lineup in all of world football, with superstars Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, and Neymar all on their books.
Wages for that sort of talent don’t come cheap. PSG are good for it, though.
6. Manchester City (England) – $4.25B
Stadium: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Nickname: The Citizens
Captain: İlkay Gündoğan
Head coach: Pep Guardiola
Like PSG, Man City take their position as one of the world’s wealthiest clubs thanks to investment from the Middle East.
The club was purchased by Sheikh Mansour, the deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, and a member of Abu Dhabi’s ruling family.
The club has one of the highest wage bills in world football, with stars like Jack Grealish, Kevin de Bruyne, and Erling Harland each taking home multi-million pay packets each year.
Money talks, though, and City have paid back their wealthy owners on the pitch. They’ve won 6 Premier League trophies and counting since Sheik Mansour’s arrival in 2008.
5. Bayern Munich (Germany) – $4.275B
Stadium: Allianz Arena, Munich
Nickname: Die Bayern (The Bavarians)
Captain: Manuel Neuer
Head coach: Julian Nagelsmann
Bayern Munich, serial winners domestically and in Europe, are the only German team to make this list.
A notoriously well-run club on and off the pitch, they have reaped the financial rewards and currently have a valuation north of $4 billion.
They have consistently sat in the top five of the Forbes list of richest soccer clubs, and that doesn’t look like changing any time soon.
4. Liverpool (England) – $4.45B
Stadium: Anfield, Liverpool
Nickname: The Reds
Captain: Jordan Henderson
Head coach: Jürgen Klopp
Liverpool fans, look away now… The Reds come in at number four on our list, beaten by bitter rivals, Man United. But don’t despair for too long.
Liverpool FC has reestablished itself in the top five of richest soccer clubs in the world, doing so for the first time since 2009.
Winning the Premier League and Champions League under Jürgen Klopp has translated into financial success too, with the club being just one of a handful with a valuation over $4 billion.
3. Manchester United (England) – $4.6B
Stadium: Old Trafford, Manchester
Nickname: The Red Devils
Captain: Harry Maguire
Head coach: Erik ten Hag
English soccer clubs make up 50% of the list, but none can match the wealth and status of Manchester United.
One of the most recognizable teams in world football, the club has had unparalleled success in the English game since soccer became a giant corporate enterprise in the 90s.
The club have the highest wage bill in the Premier League and have invested billions of dollars to try and recapture former glory.
But, success has remained elusive, and the club have not won the Premier League since 2013.
2. Barcelona (Spain) – $5B
Stadium: Camp Nou, Barcelona
Nickname: La Blaugrana (The red and blue)
Captain: Sergio Busquets
Head coach: Xavi
Rivalries don’t come any bigger than Barca vs. Real, but unfortunately for Barca fans, they are beaten to no.1 by their Madrid rivals.
The fact that the Catalan club sits so high on this list is a testament to their brand power and global appeal.
The club’s day-to-day financial situation and debt sheet are enough to make your eyes water, but the Barca brand is strong, and the club still has a staggering $5 billion valuation.
1. Real Madrid (Spain) – $5.1B
Stadium: Santiago Bernabéum, Madrid
Nickname: Los Blancos (The Whites)
Captain: Karim Benzema
Head coach: Carlo Ancelotti
Fittingly, the most successful club in European competitions sits atop the list of richest soccer clubs in the world.
Real Madrid’s famous all-white kit is revered and respected around the world, and the club has won an unmatched 14 Champions League titles.
Star players, world-class managers, one of the most famous stadiums in the world, and unrivaled success separated the Real Madrid brand from any of its soccer rivals.
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