Top 10 richest football clubs in the world

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FOOTBALL Top 10 richest football clubs in the world

Mark Kinyanjui 11:00 - 26.05.2023
England's big six sides dominate the top 10 richest teams in world football.

In January 2023, data and analytics company Deloitte posted its annual analysis of the top ten richest clubs in the world on its money league report.

The report showed revenue growth among the highest earners with that increase driven by supporter’s return to stadia following the end of the 2020 Covid 19 pandemic.

Which clubs therefore have been ranked the richest clubs in the world? Pulse Sports Kenya brings you the details.

Manchester City retain their position at the top of the Money League and for the second time were the club to generate the highest revenue in world football.

This caps off a rapid rise up the rankings, with the club having only broken into the top five for the first time in 2015/16. This growth has been fuelled by an increase in commercial revenue (up €65m to €373m in 2021/22), which is a new Premier League record.

Liverpool were the biggest movers among the consistent clubs included in this and last year’s edition of the Money League. The club rose four places (from 7th to 3rd) to achieve its highest position in Money League history, and in doing so overtook Manchester United for the first time, on the back of a run to the UEFA Champions League Final 2022.

It was also only one of five clubs to report over €100m in matchday revenue, which was the first time the club had done so, as fans returned to football stadia in their masses. This is expected to increase further in coming years, with the expansion of the Anfield Road Stand due to be completed prior to the 2023/24 season.

For the first time since 2018/19 a new club entered the Money League top 10, with Arsenal replacing Juventus (who fell from 9th to 11th), primarily by virtue of the significant matchday revenue generated, which was almost three times that of the Serie A club in 2021/22. Whilst Juventus and other Italian clubs played a significant portion of their season under the crowd restrictions noted previously, it also reflects a significant return on the investment into the Emirates stadium and goes some way to justifying the infrastructure investment being explored by clubs such as Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, the Milan clubs and Everton, who are looking to future-proof their businesses.

In 2022, the top 10 richest football clubs were dominated by five Premier League teams, including Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool, while Arsenal were placed at 11th in the table

Manchester City's rise was dramatic, if not all that surprising, as they jumped five places into top spot, while Barcelona were the biggest name to be stuck in reverse.

Below is a list of the top 10 richest clubs in the world in 2023.

10. Arsenal - £367.1 million

9. Tottenham - £448.2 million

8. Chelsea - £481.3 million

7.Barcelona- £540.5 million

6.Bayern Munich- £553.5 million

5.PSG - £554million

4.Manchester United - £583.2 million

3. Liverpool - £594.3 millionBayern Munich - £585.01 million

2.Real Madrid - £604.5 million

1.Manchester City - £619.1 million