Top 10 Wealthiest Football Clubs in the World

In Sports
July 03, 2023
Football Clubs in the World

1. Arsenal – $2.26bn (£1.8bn)

Arsenal, arguably the most well-known football club in England, is one of the Premier League teams to make the list of the ten wealthiest clubs in the world. In addition to sporting a well-known red shirt, the club wields considerable influence inside the management.

2. Tottenham Hotspur – $2.8bn (£2.2bn)

Tottenham Hotspur has developed into a key force in European football during the past 10 years. Their team features a wealth of international quality, they play in one of the top stadiums in the world, and they most recently advanced to the Champions League Final in 2019.

Spurs suffered a significant trophy drought from 1991 to 2008, so the team’s past wasn’t exactly a bed of roses. However, the club is currently without a doubt one of the best in the world.

3. Chelsea – $3.1bn (£2.5bn)

The second team on our list to be situated in London, Chelsea, became well-known in the world of football funding after being bought by Russian entrepreneur Roman Abramovich in 2003.

Before the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022, which forced Abramovic to leave the team, Chelsea reached never-before-seen levels of success and was one of soccer’s most recognisable global brands.

4. Paris St-Germain – $4.21bn (£3.4bn)

Paris Saint-Germain was one of the richest sports franchises in the world until Qatar Sports Investments, a company owned by the state of Qatar, purchased the team in 2011 for €100 million.

With players like Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, and Lionel Messi all on their roster, the Parisians nowadays possess what is arguably the most legendary offensive lineup in the annals of football. It costs a lot of money to get that level of skill. However, PSG are a formidable opponent.

5. Bayern Munich – $4.86bn (£3.9bn)

The only German team on our list is Bayern Munich, and they have a track record of success both domestically and abroad. They are presently valued at more than $4.86 billion, and they have a reputation for being a well-run organisation both on and off the pitch.

According to Forbes, they have consistently been among the top five wealthiest football clubs, although that seems to be changing soon.

6. Manchester City – $4.99bn (£4bn)

The club was purchased by Sheikh Mansour, a member of the Abu Dhabi royal family and the deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates.

Manchester City has one of the highest payroll costs in the world thanks to football stars like Jack Grealish, Kevin de Bruyne, and Erling Harland who each receive multi-million dollar wage contracts each year. But since money talks, City has paid back its wealthy owners on the pitch. They have won six Premier League championships since Sheikh Mansour joined them in 2008.

7. Liverpool – $5.29bn (£4.2bn)

Turn away immediately, Liverpool supporters. Due to their defeat to bitter rivals Manchester United, the Reds are ranked fourth on our ranking. But don’t let your sadness linger.

Liverpool FC has recaptured a status among the top five richest football clubs in the world for the first time since 2009. Premier League and Champions League victories under Jürgen Klopp have led to the club’s financial success; it is one of a select few with an estimated value of over £4.2 billion.

8. Barcelona – $5.51bn (£4.4bn)

Few rivalries are as intense as Barcelona vs. Real, but regrettably for Barcelona supporters, Real Madrid surpasses them to take the top rank. The Catalan club’s presence on this table is a result of their widespread appeal and excellent brand recognition.

Even though the club is currently in a financial crisis and is heavily in debt, its name is well-known and its assets are still worth an amazing $5 billion.

9. Manchester United – $6bn (£4.8bn)

The club, one of the most well-known teams in the game, has had unequalled domination in the English league because football developed into a sizable corporate enterprise in the 1990s.

In an effort to recapture its previous glory, the club has made massive investments and has the highest salary bill in the Premier League. However, since 2013, the club hasn’t won the Premier League, and success has been elusive.

10. Real Madrid – $6.07bn (£4.9bn)

The richest club in the European Championships tops the list of the wealthiest football clubs in the world, which is only fitting.

Real Madrid’s record-breaking 14 Champions League titles and famed all-white outfit are loved and recognisable all over the world.

Star players, top coaches, one of the most prestigious stadiums in the world, and unmatched success helped the Real Madrid brand stand out from any of its football rivals.