Most of the football clubs in the world are either owned by billionaires or a group of stakeholders.
When it comes football clubs it is safe to say that the wealth status of a club can contribute immensely to the popularity and performance of a team.
Too much money for a club means top class players, good facilities, better allowances and salaries for players and workers. We will be looking at what makes a team rich and the number of clubs that can be termed the "money bags" (Richest Football Clubs In The World)
10. Tottenham Hotspurs
Team Worth - $1.017 billion.
Owned by a British billionaire Joe Lewis, Tottenham Hotspurs is a football team that plays in the English Premier League in Europe. Their home stadium is White Hart Lane in England. The team is worth a whopping $1.017 billion.
Team Worth - $1.299 billion.
The Italian team's home stadium is in Turin, Piedmont. The club is arguably one of the most celebrated clubs in the world, pioneered by a number of the students from Turin and has since been managed by the Agnelli family. The club has won over 31 Serie A titles and has been awarded so many other accolades for their brilliant performances. They are said to be worth over $1.299 billion.
Team Worth - $1.548 billion.
The Reds as they are widely nicknamed is one of the richest clubs in the world and they land on the number 8th position. Liverpool is a football team that plays for the English side. The club is co-owned by Fenway Sports Group with John W. Henry claiming the majority ownership. Liverpool can boast of having their shelves decorated with five European cups and three UEFA cups over the years. The club's net worth is estimated at $1.548 billion.
Team Worth - $1.661 billion.
Spotted at number seven on our list of the richest clubs in 2017 is the league toppers, Chelsea. Chelsea FC is a big player in the English Premier league. They have enjoyed immense success in the last 10 years. They have won 4 premier league titles in the last 10 years, 7 FA cups, 1 UEFA champions league. The club is owned by a Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich and their net worth is $1.661 billion.
06. Manchester City
Team Worth - $1.92 billion.
At number 6 is another English club, Manchester City. City plays for the premiership side. Originally, the club was known as Ardwick Association football team but later changed their name to the present popular Manchester City. The club has won 4 FA community shield cups, 5 FA cups, and 4 football cups. The club is owned by an Abu Dhabi group and is worth $1.92 billion.
Team Worth - $2.017 billion.
English Arsenal takes the number 5 spot on our list. The club is from Highbury in London. Arsenal has secured 12 FA cups over the years including thirteen league titles among many other awards. Forbes has it that Arsenal is among the top two English clubs with a net worth of $2.017 billion.
04. Bayern Munich
Team Worth - $2.678 billion.
German team, Bayern Munich claims the number 4 spot. They are arguably the most professional club in Germany. The German club has won the European cup, UEFA Champions league among other awards over the years. They are worth $2.678 billion.
03. Manchester United
Team Worth - $3.317 billion
English football club, Manchester United is arguably the most celebrated club in the world. Based in Old Trafford, England, The Rec Devils as they are popularly known are one of the best performing team in the English Premier league. The club is said to have won Premiership title 20 times, FA cup 12 times, and the European cup three times. The club is worth $3.317 billion.
Team Worth - $3.549 billion.
The Spanish club, Barcelona is one of the best football clubs in the world housing some of the world's most loved players, including Lionel Messi. Barcelona has won 24 La Liga titles, 29 Copa Del Rey cups, and 3 UEFA Champions League titles. Barcelona is owned by a group of stakeholders. The club's net worth is estimated at $3.549 billion.
01. Real Madrid
Team Worth - $3.645 billion
Real Madrid has got the best team in performance and finance among other impressive qualities. They are spotted on the throne as the number 1 on the list of top 10 Richest Football Clubs In The World, a position they have occupied for many years. The club is owned by more than 85,000 members. The club earns an estimated $500 million in a season and is worth $3.645 billion according to Forbes Magazine.