The English Premier League’s financial dominance of European football thanks to multi-billion pound television rights deal is laid bare in our top 10 richest clubs in the world.
The Premier League dominates the ranking with six clubs in the top 10, while Spanish giants, Real Madrid and Barcelona retain their spots in the top three. One club from the Bundesliga and the Serie A also made the top 10 list, but, moneybags, PSG misses out.
With this list, you are able to discover which football club in Europe is the richest, and how much each club is worth.
10. Tottenham ($1.237b)
Tottenham have joined a prestigious list of Europe’s top 10 richest football clubs.
Spurs are valued at $1.237b and secured their place in the top 10 by replacing Paris Saint-Germain, who boast of top stars like Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
9. Juventus ($1.472b)
Juventus’ stock market value has surged by over £300million since Cristiano Ronaldo joined from Real Madrid.
Ronaldo’s popularity overseas has also turned into more cash for the Italian giants in the form of new sponsorship deals.
The Old Lady are also the most successful team in Italy, having won a record 34 league titles, 13 Copa Italia, seven Super Cups and two UEFA Champions League titles.
8. Liverpool ($1.944b)
Liverpool are one of the traditional and decorated clubs in England – with 18 League titles, seven FA Cups, 15 FA Community Shields, eight League Cups.
On the international scene, they’ve won five UEFA Champions Leagues, three UEFA Europa League titles and three UEFA Super Cups.
7. Chelsea ($2.062b)
Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea for just £140m in 2003, but has taken the club to new heights financially since then – with the club now valued at $2.062b.
The Blues became the first London club to the win the Champions League in 2012 and also earned five of their six league titles within the same frame of time.
Meanwhile, Maurizio Sarri’s men can also boast of winning eight FA Cups, five League Cups, and a UEFA Europa League title in the past.
6. Arsenal ($2.238b)
Premier League side Arsenal is undoubtedly one of the most followed football teams and hence has landed in this place.
Since Stan Kroenke’s purchase of Alisher Usmanov’s Arsenal shares, the value of the club has risen to the region of $2.3bn and despite a decade spent building the commercial side of the business, the club has had an 100% surge in value since Kroenke bought his first share in 2011.
The Gunners have won 13 League titles, a record 13 FA Cups, two League Cups and the League Centenary Trophy.
5. Manchester City ($2.474b)
For the second year in a row Manchester City have breached the top 5 richest football clubs.
The Abu Dhabi-owned Club have been a regular on this list ever since making the top 10 richest club in Europe list a couple of years ago.
The Premier League reigning champions average of 54,054 fans to home games and massive broadcasting deals and commercial contracts make up majority of their revenue.
Meanwhile, its technical kit supplier is Nike and shirt sponsor is Etihad Airways.
4. Bayern Munich ($3.063b)
The Bavarian Giants are for the third successive year occupying the fourth position in the list for top 10 richest club in Europe.
Since 2002, the club’s revenue has increased by 355 percent from €176m to €624m.
Bayern Munich are the most successful club in German football with a record 28 German football championship and 18 national cups.
3. Barcelona ($4.064)
Always among the top three of the richlist is reigning La Liga champions, Barcelona.
They continue to witness revenue growth year-on-year and signing a four-year deal with a Japanese e-commerce company, Rakuten, has helped increase the club commercial revenue.
Barcelona is worth $4.06 billion with an annual turnover of €690.4 million.
2. Real Madrid ($4.088)
Real Madrid, who won a third-straight Champions League title last season are second on our top 10 richest club in Europe list, with a value of $4.08 billion, up 14 percent from the previous year.
The Los Blancos might have had a poor start to the season and lost Ronaldo to Juventus in the summer, but they remain strong financially due to their huge followership and pedigree.
1. Manchester United ($4.123b)
Manchester United are Europe’s richest football club for a second consecutive year.
The Red Devils generate $308.7m from 68 commercial deals – led by kit sponsor Chevrolet and kit supplier Adidas.
United are also the most successful club in English football with a record 20 League titles, 12 FA Cups, 5 League Cups and three UEFA Champions League titles.
Top 10 richest football clubs in Europe:
1. Manchester United ($4.12bn)
2. Real Madrid ($4.08bn)
3. Barcelona ($4.06bn)
4. Bayern Munich ($3.06bn)
5. Manchester City ($2.47bn)
6. Arsenal ($2.23bn)
7. Chelsea ($2.06bn)
8. Liverpool ($1.94bn)
9. Juventus ($1.47bn)
10. Tottenham Hotspur ($1.23bn)