With the FIFA World Cup happening as we speak and some of our colleagues here at 10Awesome being die-hard football fans, we thought we should do an article that’s related to one of the most popular sports in the world, soccer. You don’t have to be a fan to know that professional soccer teams are real money making machines. Some of the football stars are even bigger than movie or rock stars. It’s a fact: football makes the world go round. We’ve covered in a post the most famous football players in the world. We would like to share with our top 10 richest football teams in the world at the moment. Let’s start, shall we?
The Juventus football team is also known as the White-Blacks (because of the uniform design) and it’s the third oldest Italian football clubs. It’s also the most successful, having won 53 titles in national and international championships and tournaments. The team was established in 1897 and its home stadium is called the Juventus Stadium, which can hold around 41,000 fans. Juventus is worth about €195 million.
The Liverpool football team is one of the most successful English clubs. Established in 1892, Liverpool has won five European Cups, 18 league titles and seven FA cups. Its home stadium is located in Anfield and it can accommodate more than 45,000 football fans. One of Liverpool’s biggest rivals is Manchester United. Liverpool team is worth no more than €233 million.
8. AC Milan
Everybody has heard about AC Milan but you probably didn’t know that this is the most successful football clubs in the world, having won 18 trophies. AC Milan has also won the European Cup and Champion’s League seven times, it won the Italian league 18 times and the prestigious Italian Cup five times. The club was formed in 1899 and is also known as the Rossoneri. Its home stadium is in San Siro, where no less than 80,000 fans can watch them play. AC Milan is worth €257 million.
7. Manchester City
This super famous team was formed in 1880 and it was originally called St. Mark’s, changing the name to Manchester City in 1894. The team has won the FA Cup five times and the league title three times. In 1970 they won the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup. Their home stadium is at the City of Manchester Stadium, with a capacity of more than 47,000 fans. Manchester City is worth around €286 million.
Also known as The Gunners, Arsenal is one of the richest football teams in the world. It was established in 1886 under the name Dial Square. The team has won 13 league titles and 10 FA Cups. Arsenal is also famous for going through a whole league season of 38 games without losing any games. This happened in 2003-2004 season. They play its home games at the famous Emirates Stadium where more than 60,000 fans can attend. Arsenal is worth €290 million.
The Chelsea team is also known as The Blues because of their uniforms. The club was established in 1905 and has won the league title four times, the Champion’s League once and the FA Cup seven times. Their homes stadium is called Stamford Bridge and has a capacity of more than 41,000 people. Chelsea is worth €323 million.
4. Bayern Munich
This is one of the most successful and one of the richest football teams that ever came out of Germany. Bayern Munich is also known as the Bavarians and it was formed in 1900. The team plays its home games at the Allianz Arena stadium which holds a capacity of more than 71,000 people. The team has won various titles including 22 league titles, 15 German Cups and four European Cups. The team is worth €368 million.
3. Manchester United
Everyone knows about The Red Devils. Manchester United was formed in 1878 under the name of Newton Heath LYR Football Club. In 1902 they changed the name to the current one and moved to Old Trafford in 1910. The team is worth more than €396 million.
2. Barcelona – The Richest Football Teams In The World
At the moment Barcelona team has the best football player in the world: Lionel Messi. The team was founded in 1899 and it plays its home games in Camp Nou, with a capacity of more than 99,000 people. Barcelona is worth more than €483 million.
1. Real Madrid
And the number one in our top richest football teams is of course Real Madrid. The football club was established in 1902 and its home stadium is called Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, which has a capacity of more than 85,000 people. Real Madrid is worth more than €500 million.
We hope you enjoyed our top 10 richest football teams in the world. Do you watch the World Cup? What’s your favorite team?