2021 - 2022 Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World

2021 – 2022 Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World

2021 – 2022 Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World

Currently, soccer is ranked as the most lucrative in the world of sports, and soccer clubs earn millions of annual income through many channels and income streams. While some earn enough to maintain their clubs and pay the players, others earn so much that they are considered the richest among others.

These high-flying rich clubs are where you also spot the world’s richest players in football. The list keeps spinning as turn around of events might see the ones at the top in previous seasons ranking lower in most recent ratings.

For over a decade the top spot of the top ten richest clubs in the world has been shared by FC Barcelona, Real Madrid FC, and Manchester United with Real Madrid coming top most times. However, the most recent rating has seen Real Madrid drop to the second position behind Barcelona and Bayern Munich coming third this time.

Read below as our team here at Soccerspen unveil the top ten richest football clubs in the world along with these football clubs’ revenue sources.

Which Football club is the richest in the world?

Barcelona was named the richest soccer club in the world in 2021 according to the Deloitte ranking, retaining a slight margin ahead of its Spanish rival, Real Madrid, despite having a revenue drop of 125 million euros (110 million pounds / 150 million dollars) to 715 million euros (628 million pounds sterling / 861 dollars). m) in 2019-20.

They both have a substantial advantage ahead of the rest of the table and dominate the table comfortably.

Bayern is in third place and ahead of Manchester United, named the richest English team. Players like Liverpool and Manchester City immediately follow, with Paris Saint-Germain in seventh place.

You can see the top 10 rankings with total revenue (broadcast, day, and commercial) below.

List of 2021 – 2022 Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World

1. Barcelona Fc:

Most recent revenue analyses saw Barcelona raking in over €840 Million against last year’s £741.1m. The Clubs which boasts of having World best player Lionel Messi is currently the most valuable club in the world. The likes of Messi and Suarez are also listed among the richest footballers in the world. For those that want to know Barcelona football club revenue sources below is a breakdown of Barcelona Revenue 2019 as against the 2020 la Liga season.

Matchday Revenue: €159.2m i.e Ticket sales (£140.4m)
Broadcasting Revenue: €298.1m i.e Live Match Broadcasting for Tv Stations (£262.7m)
Commercial Revenue: i.e Endorsement deals, Jersey sales, Image rights e.t.c €383.5m (£338.0m)

2021 – 2022 Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World

2. Real Madrid F.C:

Real Madrid was one of the Clubs that held the top spot for a very long time before Barcelona eventually started ranking ahead of them. Real Madrid has also produced those ranked top as richest footballers in the world with the likes of David Beckham who was once the world’s most expensive player and Ronaldo who won most of his laurels with the Club. Below is a breakdown of Real Madrid revenue.

Matchday Revenue: i.e Ticket sales €144.8m (£127.7m)
Broadcasting Revenue: i.e Live Match Broadcasting for Tv Stations €257.9m (£227.3m)
Commercial Revenue: i.e Endorsement deals, Jersey sales, Image rights e.t.c €354.6m (£312.5m)

2021 – 2022 Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World

3. Bayern Munich:

The German giants and Bundesliga Champions had an impressive outing last year that had them clinch the fourth position in the table. The club revenue sources are listed below

Matchday Revenue: i.e Ticket sales €92.4m (£81.4m)
Broadcasting Revenue: i.e Live Match Broadcasting rights and royalties for Tv Stations €211.2m (£186.2m)
Commercial Revenue: i.e Endorsement deals, Jersey sales, Image rights e.t.c €356.5m (£314.2m).

2021 – 2022 Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World

4. Manchester United:

The former England Champions and Champions League winners are the richest Premier League club after coming third on the list. Manchester United football club revenue sources are broken down below.

Matchday Revenue: i.e Ticket sales €120.6m (£106.3m)
Broadcasting Revenue: i.e Live Match Broadcasting rights and royalties for Tv Stations €273.7m (£241.2m)
Commercial Revenue: €317.2m (£279.6m)

2021 – 2022 Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World

5. Paris Saint-Germain:

Seeing PSG at the fifth position did not come as a surprise as they currently hold a world-record transfer fee for a single player after landing Neymar from Barcelona for over €200million. The deal also saw Neymar make it to the list of richest footballers in the world after becoming the most expensive player in the world. Paris Saint-German revenue has been soaring since the takeover of the club by Qatar-based businessman Nasser Al-Khelaifi. Below are our revenue analysis

Matchday Revenue: i.e Ticket sales €115.9m (£102.2m)
Broadcasting Revenue: i.e Live Match Broadcasting rights and royalties for Tv Stations €156.6m (£138.0m)
Commercial Revenue: i.e Endorsement deals, Jersey sales, Image rights e.t.c €363.4m (£320.3m)

2021 – 2022 Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World

6. Manchester City:

The former Premier League Champions despite not clinching the trophy made an impressive outing that earned them the sixth position among the top ten richest football clubs in the world. Manchester City boasts of players like Argentine playmaker Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling who currently are listed among the world most expensive players.

Matchday Revenue: €62.4m i.e Ticket sales (£55.0m)
Broadcasting Revenue: €287.2m i.e Live Match Broadcasting rights and royalties for Tv Stations (£253.2m)
Commercial Revenue: i.e Endorsement deals, Jersey sales, Image rights e.t.c €261.0m (£230.0m)

2021 – 2022 Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World

7. Liverpool:

Liverpool had one of their best outings last year after clinching all top trophies in Premier and Champions League. These led to an increase in rights and royalty earnings. Currently, the clubs star players like Sadio Mane and Mohammed Salah are among the most expensive players in the world.

Matchday Revenue: i.e Ticket sales €94.5m (£83.3m)
Broadcasting Revenue: i.e Live Match Broadcasting rights and royalties for Tv Stations €299.3m (£263.8m)
Commercial Revenue: i.e Endorsement deals, Jersey sales, Image rights e.t.c €261.0m €210.9m (£185.9m)

2021 – 2022 Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World

8. Tottenham Hotspur:

Tottenham made a surprise return to the list of top ten richest football clubs in the world after overtaking Chelsea and Arsenal.

Matchday Revenue: €92.5m i.e Ticket sales €94.5m (£81.5m)
Broadcasting Revenue: €276.7m i.e Live Match Broadcasting rights and royalties for Tv Stations (£243.9m)
Commercial Revenue: i.e Endorsement deals, Jersey sales, Image rights e.t.c €151.9m (£133.9m).

2021 – 2022 Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World

9. Chelsea.

The Blues made it to the 9th spot despite not having an impressive outing last season. The once richest premier league club slipped and found their selves in the 9th position after the most recent ratings were released.

Matchday Revenue: €75.6m i.e Ticket sales €94.5m (£66.6m)
Broadcasting Revenue: i.e Live Match Broadcasting rights and royalties for Tv Stations €227.1m (£200.2m)
Commercial Revenue: i.e Endorsement deals, Jersey sales, Image rights e.t.c €210.4m (£185.4m).

2021 – 2022 Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World

10. Juventus:

While many doubted the possibility of Cristiano Ronaldo maintaining his form in Juventus after leaving Real Madrid the club was actually was looking at the commercial success of signing the World most valuable player who happens to be the second among the richest footballers in the World and for the first time in a long while Juventus made it to the top ten richest football clubs in the world.

Matchday Revenue: €65.6m i.e Ticket sales €94.5m (£57.8m).
Broadcasting Revenue: i.e Live Match Broadcasting rights and royalties for Tv Stations €208.5m (£183.8m).
Commercial Revenue: i.e Endorsement deals, Jersey sales, Image rights e.t.c €185.6m (£163.6m).

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2021 – 2022 Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World

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