Which is the richest football club in the world in 2022?

Which is the richest football club in the world in 2022?

Leading league clubs annually compete to top lists of the worlds wealthiest football clubs. Real Madrid lost its position to Barcelona FC to become the World's richest football club in 2022. Did more clubs lose their coveted positions in the World's richest football clubs list in 2022?

The wealthiest football club in the world in 2022.
Barcelona FC team celebrate the opening goal during the LaLiga Santander match between RCD Mallorca and FC Barcelona in Mallorca, Spain. Photo by Quality Sport Images
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The teams featured in our list of the wealthiest football clubs also generate high match attendances, have worldwide fan bases, social media following, and on-pitch performances that increase their non-monetary value. In the last year alone, they generated a total of $8.2 billion despite losses brought on by the Covid 19 pandemic.

Which is the richest club in football in 2022?

FC Barcelona beat Real Madrid to become the number one most valuable football club and has maintained its position as the richest football club since then. It is also the richest football club in Spain.

1. Spain FC Barcelona - $4.8 billion

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Spain's FC Barcelona is the richest football club in the world in 2022. Its net worth is valued at $4.8 billion, with a revenue of $792 million in 2021.

Richest football club in the world in 2022 Real Madrid
Real Madrid line-up during the La Liga Santander match between Real Madrid CF and Sevilla FC at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain. Photo by Berengui/DeFodi Images.
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2. Real Madrid - $4.8 billion

Real Madrid comes in second by a slight margin, as the second richest soccer club in 2022. According to Forbes, both had about the same revenue in the last year of about $5 billion.

3. Bayern Munich - $4.22 billion

Richest football club in the world in 2022 Bayern Munich.
Thiago Alcantara of Bayern battles for the ball during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig in 2017 in Munich, Germany. Photo by TF-Images/TF-Images
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What is Germany's most successful soccer club? Germany's Bayern Munich is the world's third-wealthiest football club in 2022 and Germany's richest soccer club. According to The Business of Soccer rankings by Forbes, it was valued at about $4.22 billion with a revenue of $703 million in 2021.

4. Manchester United - $4.2 billion

Richest football club in the world in 2022 Manchester United
Manchester United Captain Cristiano Ronaldo during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford. Photo by Gareth Copley.
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Manchester United or The Red Devils in England are our fourth most successful team in Europe with a total net worth of $4.2 billion.

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In 2021, Manchester United earned $671 million from commercial sales, match day sales and broadcast revenue. As a result, Manchester United is the richest football club in England in 2022.

5. Liverpool - $4.1 billion

Richest football club in the world in 2022 Liverpool
Roberto Firminio of Liverpool celebrates after scoring a goal in a match between Liverpool and Shrewsbury Town. Photo by James Baylis - AMA/Getty Images
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Based on the Deloitte Football Money League rankings, the fifth wealthiest soccer team in the world is Liverpool, with a total net worth of $ 4.1 billion. It is also the second richest soccer club in England.

In 2021, the elite football team made about $655 million making it the second-highest revenue earner in that year. Since its inception, Liverpool has achieved great heights of on-field success. The team has had the longest unbeaten at home streak in the club's history.

Richest football club in the world in 2022 Manchester City
Bernardo Silva of Manchester City scores the opening goal during the Emirates FA Cup match between Swindon Town and Manchester City in Swindon, England. Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images
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6. Manchester City FC - $4 billion

At number six, Manchester City FC has a net worth of $4 billion and generated earnings of about $640 million in the last year. The value of the English soccer giant has grown exponentially over the years. In 2019, the value of Manchester city stood at $2.6 billion. It has almost doubled in importance over two years.

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Richest football club in the world in 2022 Chelsea FC
Chelsea players display the UEFA Champions League trophy as they welcome their supporters ahead of the friendly match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur in London, 2021. Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP.
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7. Chelsea - $3.2 billion

Chelsea is the seventh richest club in the world in 2022 and the third richest soccer club in England. Forbes.com valued Chelsea's net worth at $3.2 billion, with a revenue of $520 million in the previous year.

Richest football club in the world in 2022 Arsenal
Arsenal fans celebrate after the Premier League match between Leeds United and Arsenal at Elland Road. Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC
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8. Arsenal - $2.8 billion

Arsenal is the eighth-most valuable football club in 2022, with a net worth of $2.8 billion, generating $430 million in 2021. It is also the fourth richest soccer club in England.

9. Paris Saint-Germaine - $2.5 billion

Which is the richest football club in France?
Paris Saint-Germain's Mauro Icardi (R) celebrates with team mate Lionel Messi after scoring his team's first goal. Photo by Sebastien SALOM-GOMIS / AFP
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In addition to being the world's ninth richest football club, Paris Saint-Germaine is a first-tier Ligue 1 team. PSG has had about 9 high profile player transfers in the previous year, boosting their potential. With a net worth of $2.5 billion, PSG is also the richest football club in France in 2022.

10. Tottenham Hotspurs - $2.3 billion

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The tenth richest soccer club right now is Tottenham Hotspurs. It has a net worth of $2.3 billion and a revenue of $494 million.

Richest football club in the world in 2022 Tottenham Hotspurs
Tottenham Hotspur celebrating another home win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on January 09, 2022 in London, England. Photo by Alex Davidson
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How do football clubs make money?

Football clubs make money primarily through matchday sales which include; ticket sales, merchandise, food and drink sales. In addition, they earn revenue through sponsorships, television broadcasting rights, endorsements, player transfers, video games, and winner's prizes.

Let's take the example of broadcast rights. The Premier League domestic and international broadcast revenue for the last two years is about $1.9 billion and $1.6 billion per season.

Barcelona FC, the richest football club in the world in 2022
The richest football club in the world in 2022, FC Barcelona players line up for a photo. Photo by Fran Santiago
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The journey to becoming the richest football club in the world in 2022 offers top League football teams local and international fame and glory. Maintaining their ranks as the most successful clubs is highly dependent on financial stability, player dedication and talent, and effective coaching. It is not surprising that the success of these football teams has persisted over the years.

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