List of Top 20 most valuable football clubs in the world
1. Real Madrid
Current value: $3.44 bil.
The nine-time champions of Europe generate more revenue than any sports team in the world [$675 mil. (2012-13)].
The list of highest-earning football players tops Real’s Cristiano Ronaldo.
The kit deal is signed with Adidas and a $39 million per year shirt sponsorship with Emirates.
Current value: $3.2 bil.
Revenue (2012-13): $627 mil.
The club’s Camp Nou stadium is going to be expanded to a capacity of about 105,000 from 99,000.
Barcelona also has a player in the list of highest-earning football players. That’s the four-time world player of the year Lionel Messi.
The club monetized its brand with a $45 million a year shirt deal with Qatar and a $44 million per year kit deal with Nike.
3. Manchester United
Current value: $2.81 bil.
Revenue (2012-13): $551 mil.
Manchester United’s sponsorship revenue has increased from $62 million in fiscal 2010 to $138 million in 2013.
The club signed seven-year shirt deal with Chevrolet that begins this summer.
4. Bayern Munich
Current value: $1.85 bil.
Revenue (2012-13): $561 mil.
Current European and German champions are the fastest-growing club, with a 41% increase in value to $1.9bn for 2014.
The club extended its shirt sponsorship deal with Deutsche Telekom through 2017.
Current value: $1.33 bil.
Revenue (2012-13): $370 mil.
“The Gunners” [team’s nickname], one of the most successful clubs in English football, have won 13 First Division and Premier League titles and 10 FA Cups.
Arsenal holds the record for the longest uninterrupted period in the English top flight.
Current value: $868 mil.
Revenue (2012-13): 394 mil.
Last June, Chelsea signed a 10-year, $450 million kit deal with Adidas.
7. Manchester City
Current value: $863 mil.
Revenue (2012-13): $411 mil.
This is the only club in top 10 which operates loss [(2012-13): $18 m] instead of income.
8. AC Milan
Current value: $856 mil.
Revenue (2012-13): $343 mil.
To raise funds for a new stadium Silvio Berlusconi [who bought AC Milan in 1986] is going to sell a minority stake in the team.
Current value: $850 mil.
Revenue (2012-13): $354 mil.
Juventus is the club that has contributed the most players to the Italian national team in history.
Current value: $691 mil.
Revenue (2012-13): $313 mil.
This is Liverpool’s first time since 2008-09 being qualified for the Champions League during the 2013-14 Premier League season.
11. Borussia Dortmund: $600 mil.
12. Schalke 04: $580 mil.
13. Tottenham Hotspur $514 mil.
14. Inter Milan $483 mil.
15. Paris Saint-Germain $415 mil.
16. Galatasaray $347 mil.
17. Atletico de Madrid $328 mil.
18. Hamburg SV $326 mil.
19. AS Roma $307 mil.
20. Napoli $296 mil.