Top 20 Richest Clubs In The World 2022

Top 20 Richest Clubs In The World 2022

Manchester City has won the Deloitte Football Money League for the first time in its history, propelling the Premier League club to the top of the list of Top 20 Richest Clubs In The World 2022.

City, which is financially supported by their Abu Dhabi owners, generated a total revenue of 644.9 million euros ($712 million, £541 million) in the 2020/21 season, moving them from sixth to first place in the previous ranking.

Similarly, ten other English Premier League clubs joined City in making the top 20 list of richest clubs in the world, according to the most recent rankings.

Other Premier League clubs on the list include Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, and Wolves, who are making their first appearance on the table.

According to Dan Jones, the head of Deloitte’s Sports Business Group, Premier League clubs’ large representation on the money league table is due to their much larger television rights deals.

He also noted that the advantage is unlikely to diminish anytime soon.

“From the 2022/23 season, Premier League broadcast rights values are set to pull further away from the other ‘big five’ European leagues, with the rollover of existing domestic arrangements on the same terms and the total value of international rights reportedly set to increase by 30% and exceed the value of domestic rights for the first time,” he said.

The latest Football Money League figures, which rank the most profitable clubs on the planet, have been released, and here is the list.

In March 2022, the 2022 Football Money League, which analyzes the finances of the clubs that generate the most revenue, will be launched.

According to the most recent findings, the top 20 clubs in Europe earned an average revenue of €409 million (£340m/$450m), a marginal increase from 2019-20.

According to the report, clubs in the Money League lost more than €2 billion (£1.7 billion/$2.2 billion) as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, with the absence of supporters from stadiums affecting teams across two domestic seasons.

Top 20 Richest Clubs In The World 2022

According to the Deloitte rankings, Barcelona was named the world’s richest football club in 2021, but Manchester City has risen to the top in 2022 after generating revenue of €644.9 million (£537 million/$709 million).

Barcelona has dropped to fourth place, behind Clasico rivals Real Madrid and Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, as a result of much-publicized financial difficulties.

There are 11 Premier League teams in the top 20, with Paris Saint-Germain being the only French representative, while German and Italian football each have two representatives.

The top 20 rankings with total revenue (broadcast, matchday, and commercial) are shown below.

2022 Football Money League rankings: Top 20 Richest Clubs In The World 2022

Ranking Team Total revenue
1 Manchester City €644.9m
2 Real Madrid €640.7m
3 Bayern Munich €611.4m
4 Barcelona €582.1m
5 Manchester United €558.0m
6 Paris Saint-Germain €556.2m
7 Liverpool €550.4m
8 Chelsea €493.1m
9 Juventus €433.5m
10 Tottenham €406.2m
11 Arsenal €366.5m
12 Borussia Dortmund €337.6m
13 Atletico Madrid €332.8m
14 Inter €330.9m
15 Leicester City €255.5m
16 West Ham United €221.5m
17 Wolverhampton Wanderers €219.2m
18 Everton €218.1m
19 Zenit €212.0m
20 Aston Villa €207.3m

Top 20 Richest Clubs In The World 2022

The top ten richest football clubs are dominated by five Premier League teams, including Chelsea, Manchester United, and Liverpool, while Arsenal is ranked 11th and Leicester is ranked 15th, just ahead of West Ham United, Wolves, and Everton.

Borussia Dortmund, Inter, Atletico Madrid, Zenit, and other big European names round out the rest of the top 20.

Manchester City’s rise is dramatic, if not entirely unexpected, as they jump five places into first place, while Barcelona is the biggest name stuck in reverse.

They revealed €1.2 billion in debt (£1.1 billion/$1.5 billion) before being forced to sell seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi to PSG in the summer of 2021, and a long-term rebuild in Catalunya remains a work in progress.

Outside of the top 20 and within the top 30, there are three more Premier League teams to be found in the form of Leeds United, Southampton, and Newcastle United – fresh from their big-money takeover – while Serie A includes Roma, Atalanta, Napoli, Lazio, and AC Milan.


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