Football is not just a game, it is a cult. which is followed by millions of people around the earth. Football players are treated nothing less than a celebrity in this era and that has obvious reasons. Fans worship their icons wholeheartedly and connect with the emotions they are going through to some extent. With growing fandoms in football, the value of each team has also increased. However, increasing in the values of the teams didn’t actually reflect in the rankings. Some of the teams went down a point or two … whereas some teams skyrocketed to the top. Here we bring you the Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World 2016. These are the latest rankings and were updated in May 2016. Read on to know more.
10. Tottenham Hotspur
At number 10 of Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World 2016, here stands Tottenham Hotspur from England. It is no doubt that tit is one of the most followed football team and thus has landed in this position. It whole team has the value of 1020 million dollars with additional revenue being 310 million dollars. This team did not make it to the top 10 rank in the year of 2015. But this year, it did .It replaced AC Milan from Italy and moved from Number 13 in the ranking list to number 10. Only time will tell if they hold on to this position, move ahead or not.
At number 9 of Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World 2016, we have Juventus from Italy. This team has definitely made a change as it has risen from the value of 837 million dollars to 1300 million in one year. This team had the additional revenue of 379 million dollars and now it has increased to 390 million dollars. Even though the rank is still the same as in last year, the numbers have improved and it still is one of the richest clubs ever.
This team from England has made to the number 8 of Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World 2016. It has the value of 1,550 million US dollars. Along with it, it also has got the additional revenue value of 471 million dollars. It has consistently been the number 8 on the ranking list for a while now. But the numbers have definitely increased. The value as in last year used to be 982 million dollars with 415 million dollars as revenue. The improvement in numbers sadly though, didn’t reflect in the ranking.
If we are comparing both years, Chelsea has moved down one rank from the year before. It has a team value of 1,660 million dollars. Along with that, it has additional revenue of 505 million dollars. Even though these numbers are greater than the previous year… Chelsea dropped down a point in the ranking list. It had a team value of 1370 million dollars as in 2015 with revenue of 526 million dollars. The drop in the revenue caused the difference. Nevertheless, it is still one of the richest and stands among Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World 2016.
6. Manchester City
At number 6 of Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World 2016, we have The Manchester City. This team from England has the value of 1920 million dollars. Along with this, it also has additional revenue of 558 million dollars. The numbers have increased in the past year. Last year, the value was 1380 million dollars with revenue of 562 million dollars. Despite having an increase in the numbers, the rank has dropped for this particular team.
5. Bayern Munich
Maintaining the consistency throughout the year, at number 5 of Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World 2016, is Bayern Munich. This team from Germany has the value of 2680 million dollars. Along with it also possesses 675 million dollar revenue figure. It is definitely one of the most valuable football teams and is one of the richest ones to come so far too. It had a value of 2350 million dollars. The numbers have improved as we can see.
4. Manchester United
This team here has dropped two ranks in the last year. It was among the top 3 in the last year but now it is at number 4 of the Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World 2016. This team from England has a value of 2020 million dollars with additional revenue of 524 million dollars. It used to have 3100 million dollars as team value and 703 million dollar revenue. The position and scenario has changed drastically as we can see. With time on their favor it might not be entirely impossible to regain the rank back.
This team from England is at number 3 of Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World 2016. This team truly has improved a lot in terms of ranking. From number 7 last year to number 3 this year, it has covered a long journey. With skyrocketing team value from 1310 million dollars to 3315 million dollars in one year, this team is really worthy. It has additional revenue of 645 million dollars and lands among the top 3 richest football teams.
At number 2 of Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World 2016, we have Barcelona. Barcelona is maintaining consistency at number 2 position. Barcelona, from Spain has the value of 3320 million dollars. Yes! It is a lot but still not the best. It has a revenue of 694 million dollars as well…which has increased from 657 in the past year. With amazing football players, this team is definitely one of the favorites and thus rich! We all know why Barcelona is such a big name in football. It has an amazing team with fabulous players with billions and billions of fans all over the world. Isn’t it obvious that such a popular team consisting of the most marketable athletes in the world would be on top richest football teams? Well, it is.
1. Real Madrid
Real Madrid has always been on top of the charts and it still continues to be the best. It is considered one of the most valuable football teams in the whole world. With a team value of 3650 million dollars, this team is at number 1 of Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World 2016. Along with this it has amazing revenue of 694 million dollars which has increased from 675 in the past year. Not only this team is extremely strong, it is the richest one too. With the world’s most valuable player on the lead, this team is one of the favorites of billions. People worship Ronaldo and he is considered the most marketable Athlete in the entire world with property that is worth most of the footballers’ properties combined. With such a big fan following it is hardly a matter that he will have the richest team in the entire world.
Top 10 Wealthiest Football Clubs in the World 2016
- 10 Tottenham Hotspur – $310 million
- 9 Juventus – $390 million
- 8 Liverpool – $471 million
- 7 Chelsea – $526 million
- 6 Manchester Cities – $562 million
- 5 Manchester United – $703 million
- 4 Bayern Munich – $675 million
- 3 Arsenal – $645 million
- 2 Barcelona – $694 million
- 1 Real Madrid – $695 million