Richest clubs in the world 2022: Ranking top 5 clubs: Football News 2021/22

With billionaires purchasing stakes in football clubs, there is a lot of wealth in football. Alley Sport understands “Richest clubs in the world 2022” and insights on their finances.

Richest clubs in the world 2022: Ranking top 5 clubs: Football News 2021/22
Richest clubs in the world 2022: Ranking top 5 clubs: Football News 2021/22. Image Credits- Football 365

The world of football has changed, with money pumping into the game due to its global appeal and changing with times. As clubs continue to scale new markets and charge extravagant prices for jerseys and match day tickets, we come across the richest clubs in the world in terms of valuation. Note: the valuation is of the club, not the owners of the club.

Richest clubs in the world 2022: Manchester City (5th)

Richest clubs in the world 2022: Ranking top 5 clubs: Football News 2021/22
Richest clubs in the world 2022: Ranking top 5 clubs: Football News 2021/22. Image Credits- Football 365

Man City ranks at the 5th richest club in the world, with a valuation of $678 million. In 2011, the club were valued at just $153 million, while they were the 9th richest club in the year 2013. Manchester City are backed by an Abu Dhabi based group, which has led to huge successes- winning titles like the Premier League, signing stars like Pep Guardiola as well as commercial growth. The only missing piece is the Champions League for the Sky Blues.

Richest clubs in the world 2022: Bayern Munich (4th)

Richest clubs in the world 2022: Ranking top 5 clubs: Football News 2021/22
Richest clubs in the world 2022: Ranking top 5 clubs: Football News 2021/22. Image Credits- UEFA.com

The Bavarian giants are examples of excellent management, with a valuation of a whopping $751 million. They come 4th in the riches league, but are renowned in the world of football for their excellence on and off the field. Winning the treble in the year 2020 showed the Germans dominance in the world of football, while financially, they enjoy commercial successes with big partnerships with giants like Adidas, Qatar Airways to name a few.

Richest clubs in the world 2022: Manchester United (3rd)

Richest clubs in the world 2022: Ranking top 5 clubs: Football News 2021/22
Richest clubs in the world 2022: Ranking top 5 clubs: Football News 2021/22. Image Credits- Sky Sports

Once the worlds richest club, Manchester United have seen themselves fall into the 3rd position, with a valuation of $795 million. The inconsistency in playing Champions League football have affected the finances of the Red Devils, but they still attract the global audiences, with marquee players like Paul Pogba, Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes to their name. They might be struggling on the field, but off-field, the Red Devils go marching on.

Richest clubs in the world 2022: FC Barcelona (2nd)

Richest clubs in the world 2022: Ranking top 5 clubs: Football News 2021/22
Richest clubs in the world 2022: Ranking top 5 clubs: Football News 2021/22. Image Credits- Insider Sports

FC Barcelona come into the 2nd position, with a massive $815 million valuation. The Catalans have been under financial troubles due to their hefty wage structure as well as poor squad management, but commercially, the club still appeals to a huge global audience. Barcelona are expected to see a huge dip in their rankings at the end of 2022, with the transfer of Lionel Messi as well as poor performances would deplete their position.

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Richest clubs in the world 2022: Real Madrid CF (1st)

Richest clubs in the world 2022: Ranking top 5 clubs: Football News 2021/22
Richest clubs in the world 2022: Ranking top 5 clubs: Football News 2021/22. Image Credits- Real Madrid CF

The richest club in the world is the most successful European club- Real Madrid- valued at $896 million. Their matchday revenues compiled up to €108.2m, while they grab a substantial share of the broadcasting revenue- €224.0m. Commercially, they are one of the strongest sides, with a revenue of €382.7m, showing the might of the Los Blancos off the field.

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