Football Rich List: World’s top 20 richest football clubs revealed.

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As the financial figures for year 2022/23 were released by the likes of Forbes and Deloitte FC Real Madrid became the team with highest revenue generated during this period. They eclipsed FC Barcelona into first place with a total of €716.9 million in revenue compared to €714.9 million of Barcelona. Incredibly, 11 premier league clubs make the top 20 most valuable clubs in 2022 it shows the power of premier league and a very bad news for other leagues.

English Money Dominance

The top 20 clubs generated a total of €10.3 billion in combine revenue during 2021/22 period and that is around €1.1 billion more than last year. Majority of increase came in matchday and broadcasting revenues with leagues showing recovery after pandemic period.

Forbes list of most valubale clubs

When Forbes announced 2022 list of richest clubs in the world, Real Madrid came out top overtaking Barcelona. Since forbes started releasing yearly valuation of football clubs Manchester United have lead the table 11 times while Real Madrid lead the money league 7 times.

2022 most valuable list shows how Premier League is dominating European clubs in terms of revenue. 11 of the top 20 richest clubs are from England and that is only going to increase in next couple of years.

when we talk about club’s current value factors such as what country is the club is from, matchday income, clubs success on the pitch and their marketing potential off it contribute towards current value of the club.

RankingTeamClub’s Total ValueYearly Revenue Last Year position
1 Real Madrid$5.1 billion€716.9m2
2 FC Barcelona$5.1 billion€715.1m1
3 Manchester United$4.6 billion€580.4m4
4 Liverpool $4.45 billion€558.6m5
5 Bayern Munich $4.275 billion€634.1m3
6 Man City $4.25 billion€549.2m6
7 PSG $3.2 billion€469.7m9
8 Chelsea $3.1 billion€540.6m 7
9 Juventus $2.45 billion€397.9m11
10 Tottenham $2.35 billion€445.7m10
11 Arsenal $2.05 billion€388m8
12 B. Dortmund$1.8 billion€365.7m12
13 Atletico Madrid$1.5 billion€331.8m13
14 AC Milan$1.2 billion€236.5m16
15 Inter Milan$1.0 billion€291.5m14
16 Everton$940 million€212m15
17 Leicester City$925 million€176.3m19
18 West Ham$900 million€180.7m18
19 Leeds United$800 millionNEW
20 Aston Villa$750 millionNEW
Forbes usually release their yearly valuation of football clubs in April every year and we can surely see Barcelona not only dropping off the first place but they might even move out of top 3 or top 5 even considering their both on the field and off the field issues. With English clubs restoring their match day income we can see Manchester United to get back on top of this list for 2022ing to Forbes


Deloitte List of Richest Football Clubs

Deloitte is a Football Money League audit firm release list of clubs according to how much revenue they generated in the previous tax year.

According to the latest findings, Manchester City’s €644.9million revenue put them top of the Deloitte Money League for the very first time. City finished 5th in the same money table last year. Which goes to show how the club is run because other top clubs suffered financially but City gained even during the pandemic.

Deloitte usually release this list by end of tax year in European countries. They analyze revenue generated via three different streams during the tax year. The ranking below is solely based on yearly revenue and historic value of the club is not taken into account.

  • Broadcast Revenue: TV money revenue generated by the club from their domestic league/cups and European competitions like Champions League or Europa League.
  • Matchday Revenue: Yearly revenue generated from matchday income of home matches from domestic and European competitions.
  • Commercial Revenue: This include revenue from sponsorship deals such as Kit suppliers deal, Shirt sponsorship deals and any other commercial partnership clubs is involved in during this period.
RankClubTotal Revenue (€)Matchday Revenue(€) Broadcasting Revenue (€) Commercial Revenue (€)
2Real Madrid691.8108.2m224m382.7m
3Bayern Munich634.170.3m203.3m360.5m
4Manchester United580.498.8m159.9m321.7m
6Manchester City549.247.6m217m284.6m
7Paris Saint-Germain540.692.4m149.6m298.6m
9Tottenham Hotspur445.7107.7m155.0m183m
11Arsenal388.2107.7m 155m 183.2m
12Borussia Dortmund365.7 70.3m 203.3m 203.3m
13Atlético Madrid331.8 56.3m 106.7m 168.8m
14Internazionale291.5 41.4m 96.7m 153.4m
15Zenit Saint Petersburg236.5 46.3m 86.7m 103.5m
16Schalke 04222.8 42.3m 70.7m 109.8m
17Everton212.0 38.3m 69.7m 104m
18Lyon180.9 30.3m 66.7m 83.9m
19Napoli176.3 32.5m 97.5m 86.5m
20Eintracht Frankfurt174.0 30m 30.5m 55.5m

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