Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in Europe in 2015
Football has been one of the most interesting and amazing games, played at national and international level. It won’t be wrong to say that football, today, has become a brand and one of the massive businesses people invest a lot of money in. Various championships and tournaments are held, and every football team tries to defeat the rest and wants to win appreciations and awards. For the proper gaming skills, learning is must. The footballers are taught how to achieve successes in the game through different ways and techniques. Let us check the top 10 richest football clubs in Europe in 2015.
10. Chelsea (England) – USD650 million
Chelsea is owned by Roman Ambramovich. For a decade, his club has seen many successes across Europe. It is one of the most valuable football clubs in the world with the business turning over USD650 million in 2014. Manager Jose Mourinho, according to report, has earned around USD12 million in a single year. On the other hand, Spaniards Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa are making even more on a weekly/monthly basis.
Bayern Munich is one of the biggest and wealthiest clubs of Europe so far. It has been the Champions League winner during 2012/13. Revenues of this club are estimated to be USD700 million. Its manager is Pep Guardiloa, who receives around USD50 million annually for his services.
8. Liverpool (England) – USD800 million
This is yet another club that is doing great business. It is owned by Fenway Sports Group (based in America). The estimated earnings of Liverpool have tremendously increased for a few years. In this, it has signed a contract worth USD800 million. The club has entered into the Champions League. Last season, it made around USD400 million, with USD120 million that had come from gate receipts and USD100 million from TV rights.
7. AC Milan (Italy) – USD1000 million
AC Milan is a famous club of Italy. It made approximately USD1000 million last season, out of which USD130 million had come from television. The club spends a huge amount on its members. The French defender Philippe Mexes is making approximately USD50 million every year.
6. Juventus (Italy) – USD1200 million
The champion of Italian Serie A has been the footballers of the club, Juventus. This is one of the finest clubs of Europe, making more than USD1150 million annually. Most of its income comes from Champions League football and television rights. Argentinian striker Carlos Tevez has been earning approximately USD5 million every year and he is contracted by the Turin club.
5. Manchester City (England) – USD1350 million
Manchester City is another famous and rich club of Europe. It is owned by Sheikh Mansour of Abu Dhabi Group, and Mansour is one of the richest people in the world. The English champions have turned over USD500 million last season. This club’s annual earning is more than USD1300 million, and is being managed by Manuel Pellegrini.
4. Arsenal (England) – USD1500 million
Arsenal is one more rich club of England that is making high amount on an annual basis. The club’s estimated annual income is around USD1500 million, and this amount mainly comes from the gate receipts and matchday. Consistent Champions League appearance is also helpful for propelling it into the rich clubs. Mezut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are the highest earning members of this club.
3. FC Barcelona (Spain) – USD1800 million
FC Barcelona is a club of Spain. Luis Suarez became Bareclona’s record signing and has paired with Brazilian striker Neymar for many football tournaments. The club’s estimated annual earning is USD1800 million, and the management tends to double it by the end of 2015.
2. Real Madrid (Spain) – USD2000 million
Real Madrid is the home of highest paid footballers in the world. This club’s annual income is USD2000 million and sometimes even more. It has been known for its finest players like Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo. Being a member of this club Ronaldo is earning around USD2 million weekly, and thus has become one of the most iconic and money-spinning footballers.
1. Manchester United (England) – USD2500 million
Manchester United is another famous and rich club of England. It is a major brand of worldwide football, and is earning an income of around USD2500 million every year. This has become one of the most prominent and best clubs in the world. Television rights money and commercial activities have netted Manchester United around USD400 million during 2014. Being a member of it, Wayne Rooney earns approximately USD100 million weekly.
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