Football or soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world. The industry has been growing with each passing year in spite of the gloomy global situation. It is seen that for the top football clubs of the world, generating revenues is as big as winning on the field. The top clubs are rich with legacies and great experiences which are results of the influence of the game for over hundred of years. Read on for the list of the top 10 football clubs of the world in 2013.
Value: $ 651 Million
Revenues: $ 296 Million
Liverpool is one of the premier English clubs. It struck a deal with Warrior Sports and replaced Adidas as their sporting kit provider.
9. Manchester City
Value: $ 689 Million
Revenues: $ 362 Million
Manchester City was set up in the 1880’s. This English Premier League club captured their first premiership title and qualified for the Champions League during the 2011-12 season.
Value: $ 694 Million
Revenues: $ 248 Million
Juventus is an Italian football club, which is set up in Turin. The club won its 28th premiership title in 2011-12.
Value: $ 901 Million
Revenues: $ 409 Million
Chelsea is an English club that was set up in 1905 in London. It won both FA cup and Champion’s League title in the season of 2012.
6. A C Milan
Value: $ 945 Million
Revenues: $ 326 Million
Associazione Calcio Milan is an Italian Football Club based in Milan which was founded in the 1899. The club has a record of winning 18 officially recognized UEFA and FIFA titles. However, the revenues generated in the season of 2011-12 decreased by 10%.
5. Bayern Munich
Value: $ 1309 Million
Revenues: $ 468 Million
FC Bayern Munich is a German club based in Munich that was founded in 1900. This year Bayern won the UEFA Champions League beating Dortmund in the finals (2-1).
Value: $ 1326 Million
Revenues: $ 368 Million
Arsenal F.C is based in London. It is one of the most successful clubs in the history of English football. It has won 10 FA Cups and 13 First Division and Premier League titles. The club was founded in 1886.
Value: $ 2600 Million
Revenues: $ 613 Million
Barcelona is one of the legendary clubs of Spain and deals with Qatar Sports. They are the winners of La Liga 2013 and are crowned Spanish champions for the 22nd time.
2. Manchester United
Value: $ 3165 Million
Revenues: $ 502 Million
This year, the English Club, Manchester United is second to Real based on the net worth. It has won many titles including 11 FA Cups and 20 league titles. The big news for Manchester United this year was the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson. He served as the manager for long 27 years at the club.
1. Real Madrid
Value: $3300 Million
Revenues: $650 Million
Real Madrid has managed to surpass Manchester United in gaining the title as the world’s most valuable football club this year. According to a report by Forbes, this is the first time that Real Madrid managed to upstage Manchester United in almost a decade. Real won the La Liga in 2012 for the 32nd time and also extended their deal with Adidas.
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