Football is more than just a game now, it is a huge source of income. Every football club in the world is now a part of something bigger. So here are the Top 10 richest club in term of income been received in 2019.
10. Tottenham Hotspur- €428.3 million ($485.6 million).
The north London club continues to see year-on-year revenue growth, thanks in large part to broadcasting deals which account for 53% of its 2018 revenue profile. Match day cash has jumped significantly in recent times because the team is temporarily housed in Wembley Stadium, meaning 70,642 fans on average have been watching Spurs live.
9. Arsenal FC- €439.2 million ($497.9 million).
Revenues are down at the Gunners. This is because the club is no longer a UEFA Champions League staple, though it did reach the UEFA Europa League semi-final last year. It finished sixth in the Premier League. The main contributor to their increased revenue this year, Emirates and Puma, also increased the total brand-value of the club.
8. Chelsea FC- €505.7 million ($573.1 million).
The Premier League team has witnessed declining standards on the pitch in recent seasons (it finished fifth in the English division and only reached the UEFA Champions League Round of 16). However, it remains a commercial powerhouse thanks to lucrative contracts with Nike and Yokohama Tyres. The recent €60-Million signing of Alvaro Morata also helped the team to attend a record highest total valuation of €1.52 Billion in 2019.
7. Liverpool FC- €513.7 million ($582.1 million).
The Reds continue to improve things on the pitch thanks to Jurgen Klopp’s wildly effective attacking approach, which saw the team reach the UEFA Champions League final. Liverpool witnessed a commendable rise of nearly €90 Million from the previous season. They obtained €251.3 Million through their revised broadcasting rights deal.
6. Paris Saint-Germain- €541.7 million ($614.13 million).
The bulk of PSG’s 2018 revenue profile came from commercial deals. Its two biggest contracts are with Nike (technical kit supplier) and Emirates (shirt sponsor). The team dominates Ligue 1, winning the French division last year, and is a UEFA Champions League staple.
5. Manchester City- €568.4 million ($644.4 million).
Despite welcoming 54,054 fans on average to its home games, matchday revenue only makes up for 11% of the club’s 2018 revenue profile, which instead relies on broadcasting deals and commercial contracts. Its technical kit supplier is Nike and shirt sponsor is Etihad Airways.
4. Bayern Munich- €629.2 million ($713.29 million).
The Bundesliga giant won the German division in 2018 and reached the UEFA Champions League semi-final. 75,354 fans on average attend Bayern home matches. Bayern Munich earned €348.7 Million through the deals with jersey sponsor Deutsche Telekom and technical kit supplier Adidas
3. Manchester United- €666 million ($755 million).
The Red Devils remain the wealthiest club in England, despite getting knocked off their perch as 2018’s richest club on the planet. The bulk of the club’s 2018 revenue profile comes from its commercial deals. it has big contracts with Adidas, who supplies its kits, and Chevrolet, who sponsor its shirts. Manchester United earned a decent amount of revenue from their shirt sponsor Chevrolet and the technical kit sponsor Adidas.
2. FC Barcelona- €690.4 million ($782.71 million).
The reigning La Liga champions continue to witness year-on-year revenue growth. Barcelona is well-supported around the planet, and has 102.7 million likes on Facebook, 63.8 million followers on Instagram, and 29 million followers on Twitter. The Catalan side generated €322.6 Million commercial revenue with their sponsorship deals with kit supplier Nike and the shirt sponsor Qatar Airways.
1. Real Madrid- €750.9 million ($851.7 million).
Unprecedented success in the UEFA Champions League can mean only one thing unprecedented success in revenue. Real won its third successive Champions League trophy last season, helping bump earnings for the overall year. It is also the most followed club on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.