Top 10 Richest Football Clubs In The World 2021

May 22, 2021 By Sourav

Top 10 Richest Football Clubs In The World 2021

Football Fans worship their icons wholeheartedly and connect with the emotions they are going through to some extent. With growing fandoms in football, the value of each team has also increased. However, increasing the values of the teams didn’t actually reflect in the rankings. Some of the teams went down a point or two… whereas some teams skyrocketed to the top. Here we bring you the Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World 2021. These are the latest rankings and were updated in 2021. Read on to know more.


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Football is not just a game, it is a cult and one of the most popular sports in the world. It is a cult, which is followed by billions of people around the earth. Football players are being treated as nothing less than a celebrity in this era and that has obvious reasons. Deloitte has come up with the Football Money League list this year as well. And the most shocking news for the football fans out there is that Manchester United’s decade-long reign is over.


Richest Football Clubs | 2021 Ranking

Since the 2012-13 season, Real Madrid faced a significant increase in their income and made the best revenue this year. They got a second place last year behind Manchester United, in terms of revenue. Their arch-rivals, Barcelona, secured the second place in the chart this year with claiming more than £600 million turnovers in 2019.


10. Tottenham Hotspur - $483.5 Million

Revenue in 2019: €428.3 Million (£379.4 Million or $483.5 Million)
Previous Revenue: €359.5 Million
Total Valuation: €1.42 Billion


Tottenham Hotspur earns the 10th spot in the list of Richest Football Clubs in 2021 due to their remarkable €69 Million increase in revenue from the previous season. They witnessed a total revenue of €428.3 Million this year.

Spurs made €116.5 Million from its commercial partnerships and merchandising. The majority of which came from their jersey sponsor AIA and technical kit sponsor Nike. They generated €226.6 Million from the broadcasting rights this season.

Besides, they also had a total matchday earning of €85.2 Million from ticket sales last season. According to the recent report by Deloitte, the club may witness an overall rise in revenue in the future. And it can occur due to their steady performance in the Premier League and UEFA Champions League.


9. Arsenal - $495.8 Million

Revenue in 2019: €439.2 Million (£389.1 Million or $495.8 Million)
Previous Revenue: €487.6 Million
Total Valuation: €2.04 Billion


With a total generated revenue of €439.2 Million this season, Premier League side Arsenal FC earns the ninth place in the current ranking of Richest Football Clubs in the world. They faced around €48-Million dip in revenue than their previous season’s earning.

The Gunners earned around €206.9 Million through their broadcast rights and €111.6 Million through the ticket sales. But the main chunk of their total revenue came from their commercial deals worth €120.7 Million this season.

The main contributor to their increased revenue this year, Emirates and Puma, also increased the total brand-value of the club. But their failure to qualify for the UEFA Champions League in season 2019-20, will make an impact on their future ticket sales according to Deloitte.


8. Chelsea FC - $570.9 Million

Revenue in 2019: €505.7 Million (£448 Million or $570.9 Million)
Previous Revenue: €428 Million
Total Valuation: €2.3 Billion


With €505.7 Million generated revenue, the English Premier League side Chelsea earns the eighth place in the current ranking of Richest Football Clubs in this season. Like several other big clubs, the Blues also faced a significant increase in revenue this year.

They earned a huge €191.8 Million from their commercial tie-ups, all thanks to their new deal with drinks firm Carabao. Besides, their kit provider Adidas and jersey sponsor Yokohama Tyres also made a good contribution to the club’s total revenue.

Chelsea generated €83.4 Million through their ticket sales on matchdays. And they also earned €230.5 Million from the broadcast rights. The recent €60-Million signing of Alvaro Morata also helped the team to attend a record highest total valuation of €1.52 Billion in 2019.


7. Liverpool FC - $579.9 Million

Revenue in 2019: €513.7 Million (£455.1 Million or $579.9 Million)
Previous Revenue: €424.2 Million
Total Valuation: €1.95 Billion


Liverpool became one of the most popular EPL sides in 2021, all thanks to the brilliant performance of Egyptian luminary Mohamed Salah. The Reds achieved the seventh spot in the list of Richest Football Clubs right now with a total generated revenue of €513.7 Million.

Unlike several other clubs on the list, Liverpool witnessed a commendable rise of nearly €90 Million from the previous season. They obtained €251.3 Million through their revised broadcasting rights deal.

Liverpool also made €170.8 Million from their commercial deals with shirt sponsor Standard Chartered and kit sponsor New Balance. The club also generated €91.6 Million through ticket sales on match-days. With several stars on making in the club, football pundits now hope that the total valuation of Liverpool will increase in the future.


6. Paris Saint-Germain - $611.5 Million

Revenue in 2019: €541.7 Million (£479.9 Million or $611.5 Million)
Previous Revenue: €486.2 Million
Total Valuation: €975 Million


French Ligue 1 Club Paris Saint-Germain or PSG currently holds the sixth spot in our list of Richest Football Clubs in 2021. They witnessed a huge surge from the previous season’s €486.2 Million revenue to this season’s €541.7 Million revenue.

Although the French side has earned an astonishing €313.3 Million from their key sponsor Emirates and kit supplier Nike. Besides, they also earned €127.8 Million through their broadcast rights this season.

PSG generated €100.6 Million matchday revenue from their ticket sales last season. The €230 Million purchase of Neymar significantly increased the total valuation of the French club this season. Their several costly signings this season also give a hint of their wish to dominate the European football scenario in the near future.


5. Manchester City - $641.6 Million

Revenue in 2019: €568.4 Million (£503.5 Million or $641.6 Million)
Previous Revenue: €527.7 Million
Total Valuation: €2.4 Billion


Two Premier League clubs made it to the top 5 Wealthiest Football Clubs 2021 as Manchester City also pushed upwards in the list besides Manchester United. With a total generated revenue of €568.4 Million this season, the sky blues deserves the fifth place in the current ranking.

Through their sponsorship deals and commercial tie-ups, the club made €265.7 Million in revenue. Out of which a significant amount came from their main sponsor Etihad Airways and kit sponsor Nike. The club also made €63.9 Million in revenue through their matchday ticket sales.

And through their broadcasting rights, Manchester City made €238.8 Million more this year. The saga of becoming an English Premier League winner in the 2018/19 season will definitely help the club to generate more revenue in the upcoming seasons.


4. Bayern Munich - $710.3 Million

Revenue in 2019: €629.2 Million (£557.4 Million or $710.3 Million)
Previous Revenue: €587.8 Million
Total Valuation: €2.7 Billion


German Bundesliga club Bayern Munich holds the fourth place in the ranking of Richest Football Clubs this season. They made a total of €629.2 Million in revenue this year which is around €42 Million more than their previous year’s earning.

The German side won their domestic league seven times in a row, which in turn increased their overall ticket sales this season. But their bad performance in UEFA Champions League also made quite an impact on their total revenue according to Deloitte Football Money League.

Bayern Munich earned €348.7 Million through the deals with jersey sponsor Deutsche Telekom and technical kit supplier Adidas. They also sold their broadcasting rights for €176.7 Million and generated €103.8 Million more through ticket sales.


3. Manchester United - $751.8 Million

Revenue in 2019: €666 Million (£590 Million or $751.8 Million)
Previous Revenue: €676.3 million
Total Valuation: €3.4 Billion


With €666 Million total revenue this year, Manchester United secured the third place in the list of Richest Football Clubs 2021. Even while securing the third spot, Red Devils faced nearly €10 Million dips in revenue since last year.

They generated €316.1 Million commercial income through sponsorship deals and merchandising. Manchester United earned a decent amount of revenue from their shirt sponsor Chevrolet and the technical kit sponsor Adidas.

They also earned €230.4 Million from their broadcasting rights this year. Besides, Manchester United witnessed €119.5 Million matchday income this season through ticket sales. According to Deloitte Football Money League, the winning UEFA Europa League a year back made a significant impact on the club’s revenue this year.


2. FC Barcelona - $779.4 Million

Revenue in 2019: €690.4 Million (£611.6 Million or $779.4 Million)
Previous Revenue: €648.3 Million
Total Valuation: €3.6 Billion


With a revenue income of €690.4 Million this year, Lionel Messi’s club Barcelona earns the second spot in the Richest Football Clubs 2018/19 list. They lost the top position to their rival club Real Madrid even after generating almost €42 Million more revenue than the previous year.

The Catalan side generated €322.6 Million commercial revenue with their sponsorship deals with kit supplier Nike and the shirt sponsor Qatar Airways. The club made nearly €223 Million this season through their broadcast rights.

The matchday income also touched €144.8 Million as they witnessed a significant increase in ticket sales. While the £200-million sale of Neymar didn’t have any impact on the club’s 2019 revenue, but it increased a significant amount of the club’s total valuation to €2.98 Billion.


1. Real Madrid - $847.7 Million

Revenue in 2019: €750.9 Million (£665.2 Million or $847.7 Million)
Previous Revenue: €674.6 Million
Total Valuation: €3.8 Billion


With total revenue of €750.9 Million this year, Real Madrid currently holds the top spot in the list of Richest Football Clubs in the world. After spending almost six seasons in the second position, Real Madrid restored its glory and achieved the top place. And surprisingly enough, even their archrival Barcelona achieved a better ranking than the previous year.

This year Los Blancos recovered quite a bit and came from second to the top position. They earned a total of €315.5 Million through the commercial deals with their jersey sponsor Emirates and kit supplier Adidas.

Real Madrid also generated €251.3 Million through their broadcast rights and €143.4 Million from their ticket sales. But, their total valuation almost remains the same even after the departure of super-costly footballers such as Cristiano Ronaldo.

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  1. Hayford Kumi
    Hayford kumi May 17, 2019 22:06

    Ok well FC Barcelona need to up their projects so that they come on top of the rankings next time they always on the second or third position they should try and up their revenue income

  2. Lubega Nabil
    lubega nabil June 6, 2019 04:38

    but we see a diferent list on sky sports

  3. Santo
    santo June 9, 2019 06:19

    guy update your post, Manchester United is no more the richest club. Thanks

    1. Sammy
      Sammy September 25, 2019 07:54

      You lie bros na de 2nd richest

  4. Vokab
    Vokab August 11, 2019 09:55

    The list looks accurate except for Man United how come they on 3 after such a poor performance last season or maybe you're a fan??

    1. Emma
      Emma October 11, 2019 01:23

      Manu is there that's obvious don't be silly

    2. Sylvanus
      sylvanus August 13, 2020 20:52

      Man United still remains on their place despite their performance thanks

  5. Abankwa David
    Abankwa david September 1, 2019 04:10

    Liverpool should lift up their projects in order to rank in the top five.

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  8. Hadid Hamad
    hadid hamad October 1, 2019 00:37

    why real-Madrid club is richest club in the world

    1. Wilfred
      Wilfred July 31, 2020 11:14

      Bcz they perform very well

  9. Wily
    wily October 7, 2019 06:07

    thats gud but man united must improve on its performance

  10. Yunusa Anas Bello
    Yunusa anas bello November 15, 2019 13:05

    Good real madrid!

  11. Joo Reuben
    Joo Reuben November 28, 2019 08:01

    Manchester United lost their position this year

    1. Sourav Das
      Sourav Das December 11, 2019 19:44

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      Sourav Das January 29, 2020 16:42

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  18. Brian
    Brian March 31, 2020 07:47

    This richest club league does not take into account the value of the land and the football ground.
    Plus the likes of wot the football club is in the red. Man utd owe banks £700m there ground is worth £100m
    Arsenal £290 in red but ground is worth £400m ???

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      Sourav Das March 31, 2020 17:33

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  21. Steven
    Steven August 1, 2020 16:05

    We're still on the top.

  22. Michael Menzo
    Michael menzo August 8, 2020 07:57

    Oh I see u are Indians no wonder Tottenham is richer than arsenal and Chelsea Tottenham should be 7th

  23. Joe999
    Joe999 August 26, 2020 14:48

    Real mardrid is the best and will always be the richest

  24. John
    John September 1, 2020 07:47

    Am footballer looking for help

  25. Hope Chuma
    Hope Chuma September 25, 2020 13:03

    Its worth it

  26. Stephen
    Stephen December 13, 2020 23:08

    Manchester United is Still the 3rd richest club in the world. So I don't know what some gullible fans talking here

  27. Second Gabriel
    Second Gabriel December 22, 2020 14:36

    Liverpool FC should buy more striker and defender

  28. Mustapha Kamilu
    Mustapha kamilu February 14, 2021 00:01

    Up up up Manchester united next years by known you will became the top on the god

  29. Stallion
    Stallion February 27, 2021 04:09

    True information. I think each team should work on it's projects to become richer.

  30. Chukwma Chukwukere
    Chukwma chukwukere April 23, 2021 04:00

    I love manChester United

  31. Silas Paul
    Silas paul April 29, 2021 13:06

    Glory be to God I love man United

  32. Chibunna Emmnuel Ogbonna
    Chibunna emmnuel ogbonna August 11, 2021 17:32

    Chelsea is going to be the best by God grace

  33. Anthony Bright Uche
    Anthony Bright Uche September 7, 2021 16:58

    Manchester United should try their best to come top and be the first I know is not easy but they should try at least, also they should try and buy Marcelo because he is a fast runner we need him right now to assist Ronaldo, and I think it will be a great team indeed.

    1. Admin
      Admin September 7, 2021 23:06

      You are absolutely right! With this much budget to spend and with the recent inclusion of Cristiano Ronaldo in the squad, they should aim to come to the top of the chart.
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