Forbes has just released its 2021 ranking of the world’s most valuable football clubs. La Liga giants Barcelona have surpassed compatriot Real Madrid to hold the No. 1 spot. 1 in the ranking, while several other elite European teams were also present. Check out the list of the 10 most valuable clubs with W88 in 2023.
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FC Barcelona – $4.76 billion
Topping this list is the giants of the Spanish National Championship – Barcelona. The Catalan team is worth $4.76 billion and even slightly higher than Real Madrid ($4.75 billion), they have broken the dominance of the royal team for the past 16 years.
Compared to the last announcement 2 years ago, Barca’s value has increased by 18%, although not too big but enough to surpass Real Madrid. Barça’s commercial revenue in the 2019 – 2020 season was 377 million USD, but they were surpassed by 275 million USD in television rights. In addition, their advertising contract with sponsor Rakuten worth USD 64.8 million is also valid until the end of the 2021-2022 season.
Real Madrid – $4,75 billion
Ousted by Barcelona, Real Madrid must be in second place. However, it remains the most famous club in the world with a strong fan base.
Statistics show that Real Madrid is still number 1 in the world in terms of commercial revenue with 424 million USD in the 2019-2020 season, a 55% increase over the previous season thanks to the most valuable jersey advertising contract ($82.5 million) with Emirates airline and a kit sponsorship deal largest ($125 million/year) with adidas. However, the value of this club is still lower than its compatriot Barcelona.
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Bayern Munich – $4,215 billion
FC Bayern Munich from Germany is the 3rd club in this ranking and the most valuable team in the German National Championship (Bundesliga). They are valued at around $4.215 billion, surpassing Manchester United ($4.2 trillion) by a narrow margin.
The Champions League winner (2020) has also won the highest award in the Bundesliga as well as the FIFA Club World Cup and other titles over the past year. Their efforts generated sales of $703 million last year.
Manchester United – $4,2 billion
Still has a record number of 11 times leading the list of the most valuable football teams in the world. But unfortunately, MU slipped from the top 3 and is ranked 4th in this ranking. However, in the Premier League, the “red devils” are still the most valuable team in the league even though they haven’t won since the 2012/2013 season.
The popular PES video game is a partner of Manchester United. Photo: Konami – PES football Thanks to a large global fan base, the Manchester United brand generated $643 million in revenue in 2020. Recently, the brand changed its T-shirt advertising sponsorship partner from Chevrolet to Team Viewer – a German software company, vouching for them revenue of $64.9 million per year on a 5-year contract, effective from the 2021 season.
Liverpool – $4,1 billion
Premier League Champions 2019/20 – Liverpool is the fifth ranked club on this list with a valuation of $4.1 billion. The club has also been spectacular in recent years. They are also on the top step of the podium of the 2019 UEFA Champions League tournament. The value of the team has increased by 88% from 2019 to now. The team’s revenue in 2020 is 619 million USD.
Manchester City – $4 billion
The six-time Premier League winning club is valued at $4 billion. Their revenue in 2020 is 609 million USD. The Manchester club has a high probability of winning the Premier League title soon in the 2021 season. With their success over the past few years under the leadership of Pep Guardiola, Man City have brought their brand name worldwide, increasing their popularity. the number of fans, and because of that the team has a pretty good income.
Chelsea – $3,2 billion
7th place is reserved for the Chelsea club, a team with a rich history and an indispensable part of fans around the world. Last year, the Stamford Bridge team was valued at around $3.2 billion. Their last year’s revenue was $520 million. Even though there were not many glorious achievements like other teams, former coach Frank Lampard and his students continued to successfully complete their duties in the domestic league by finishing in 3rd place in the 2019/2020 season. , along with it qualified for the UEFA Champions League.
Arsenal – $2,8 billion
The next place belongs to Arsenal. The Emirates Stadium-based team is valued at $2.8 billion. The “London Gunners” have a long history and have won many major titles in tournaments. However, the team is still struggling to continue past glories. Despite missing out on qualifying for the UEFA Champions League last year, the club has still amassed quite a bit of revenue thanks to its name.
Paris Saint Germain – $2,5 billion
Defending Ligue 1 champions Paris Sain Germain are among the 10 most valuable clubs in the world with a valuation of $2.5 billion. With very professional management by owners from Qatar Sport Investments. This team has earned revenues of $599 million in 2020. Paris Saint Germain also has two of the most valuable players in the world, namely Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.
Tottenham Hotspur – $2,3 billion
Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, Harry Winks and Son Heung-Min. Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth
Premier League representatives also make the shortlist after reaching $494 million in revenue last year. The Lilywhites’ revenue has been partly boosted by their new stadium, the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The 62,850 capacity stadium was completed in 2019. Domain Spur is the largest stadium in the city of London and the third largest in the United Kingdom.
The attraction of the world’s major tournaments such as the UEFA Champions League (UCL), English Premier League (EPL), La Liga, Ligue 1… brings huge profits to the big football clubs and sponsorships. So readers have joined W88 through the 10 most valuable clubs in the world in the 2020-2021 period according to Forbes. Follow us for more helpful resources.