Most Richest Football Club – Football is one of the popular sports that is watched by lots of people. Most people wonder how footballers earn huge.
It is interesting to know that football clubs are rich and they earn a huge amount each year.
The rank as the richest is based on the clubs’ match-day revenues, broadcasting money and commercial deals each season. In this article, I will bring to light the richest club in the world.
The Real Deal
In the year 1902, the Madrid Foot Ball Club is founded by a group of fans in Madrid, Spain. Later it was known as Real Madrid, the club is the most successful European football (soccer) franchise of the 20th century.
With its trademark blue-and-white uniforms which was originally inspired by those of an English team, Madrid began to make a name for itself in Spain almost right away.
Real Madrid has won more Spanish top-division (La Liga) championships (33) than any other Spanish side.
The club has also won the Copa Del Rey, the main Spanish cup competition, 19 times, as well as nine Spanish Super Cups and two Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Cups (1985 and 1986).
From the late 1990s, Real Madrid spent enormous sums on luring some of the world’s most famous foreign players to the club,
Those players were often the most expensive (by transfer fee) footballers in the world and included such stars as David Beckham, Luis Figo, Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, Kaká, and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Last year Manchester United was seen as the first club ever to record over £670 million in revenue, with the Glazer-owned side knocking Real Madrid’s chances of topping the rich list for the 13th year in a row. But all has changed and Man U have been knocked off the top spot.
Real Madrid’s revenue grew by €76m year on year as they won the Champions League for a third consecutive season, beating Liverpool in the final.
That growth was driven by a €55m increase in commercial income as the European champions capitalized through sponsorship, merchandising and increasingly lucrative pre-season tours.
Progress in the Champions League and the exploitation of brand power through commercial activity are the key differentials among the biggest teams.
Deloitte expects Madrid to sustain their record-breaking revenue, provided there is no dramatic decline in their European fortunes.
“Continued success in Uefa competitions will be essential to maintaining three-quarters of a billion euros revenue,” added Boor, senior manager in Deloitte’s Sports Business Group.
Barcelona saw revenue increase by €42m to €690m (£612m) as they reclaimed the Spanish league title from their fierce rivals, although they still lost ground to them off the field.
Man United Left Behind
United’s revenue remained flat as they suffered a premature Champions League exit to Seville in the last 16, although they were still comfortably ahead of Bayern Munich, who was fourth in the list.
Real Madrid has displaced Manchester United as the world’s richest football club after posting record revenues during the 2017-18 seasons.
Bolstered by their third straight Champions League title last season, Spanish club Real Madrid generated 750.9 million euros ($852m) in revenue, according to the annual Football Money League report published by professional service company Deloitte on Thursday.
It’s their 12th time atop the rankings, which are in their 22nd year, and their first since 2014-2015.
Dan Jones, head of the Sports Business Group at Deloitte, said: “Real Madrid’s outstanding financial performance in 2017-18 is built on their long history of success on the pitch, most recently three consecutive Champions League titles.
“This has enabled the club to continue to drive commercial revenue as the appetite to partner with Europe’s most successful clubs remains stronger than ever.”
In conclusion, it has been recorded that Real Madrid is the richest football club in the world.
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