A football club denotes an organization which has set of players, owners, managers, and members who are associated with the respective football team.
Owning a football club is quite different from having any other business entity. In this case, the stakeholders will be the fans. The fans show their investment in form of their support that is extended to the club and they get their return in form of the performance of the football club.
Football clubs in turn earn money via selling merchandise and via advertising and other forms. In order to satisfy the returns of the fans, the football club should do their best to provide the right players to the teams.
The following are the top football brands in the world
1) Manchester United
A professional football club, Manchester United is a specialized football club that is based out in Great Manchester, England. Manchester United is considered as the most popular and successful football club in the world. Established in the year 1878, over these years, Manchester United has accomplished over 68 trophies which include 20 English. This football club has a global community of about 659 million followers.
Manchester United provides a platform across the world to produce significant revenue from various sources like merchandising, sponsorship, product licensing and broadcasting.
Due to their followers across the world, Manchester United has been regarded as one of the top football brands repeatedly in the world.
2) Real Madrid FC
Also regarded as the top football club, Real Madrid FC was well-known in the year 1902 as a football club in Madrid, Spain. In the year 2017, Real Madrid Club was estimated to the second largest in earnings with annual revenue of 674.6 euro currency.
Real Madrid was in full swing during the 1950s which won about five successive European cups and reached up to the final about seven times. In the domestic football, Real Madrid FC has to their credit, about 64 trophies. In the worldwide competitions, this club won about 24 trophies. FIFA recognized Real Madrid football club in the year 2000. This club was awarded many awards like Order of Merit and Best European Club.
Due to their victories and many awards, Real Madrid FC was measured as one of the top football clubs in the world.
3) FC Barcelona
A professional football club in Catalonia, Spain FC Barcelona was founded in the year 1899. It has shown a worth of 3.56 billion dollars and is considered as third richest in the world among the football clubs.
In the national level, FC Barcelona has won many trophies and its statistics include 24 La Liga, 29 Copa del Rey and so on. In the international level, FC Barcelona has to their credit 20 European and world titles.
It is the most popular and widely supported team and due to their various trophies and recognition, FC Barcelona has been regarded as one of the top football clubs in the world.
4) Chelsea FC
A well-established football club based out in London, Chelsea FC was founded in the year 1905. It has a stadium capacity of 41, 631 with a pitch size of 103 X 67 meters.
Over the years, Chelsea FC has won about 27 trophies which include League cups, FA community shields, UEFA winner’s cups, UEFA Europa League and UEFA super cup.
Chelsea FC provides a safe environment for their supporters and their local community.
During the year 2017, Chelsea FC was ranked seventh in the football club by the Forbes magazine. It produced about 1.40 billion pounds in the year 2017. It is considered as the eight in the earnings of the football club in the world. Due to their excellent services in football and their success in their field, it is considered top among the football brands in the world.
5) FC Bayern Munich
A German football club in Munich, Bavaria, was founded in the year 1900. FC Bayern Munich is famous for their professional football team. It is a famous and successful club in the history of German football having to their credit 27 national titles and 18 national cups.
FC Bayer Munich to their honors has trophies like 27 German championships, 18 DFB German cup, 7 German Supercup, 6 League cup, 5 champions league and 1 UEFA Cup.
In the year 2017, FC Bayern Munich is the largest sports club in Germany and has generated an income of 587.8 million euro currency. This club has about 314,000 members.
Due to their various victories and services, FC Bayern Munich has reached to the top among the football brands in the world.
6) Manchester City
Yet another famous football club, Manchester City was founded in the year 1880 in Manchester, England. Manchester City has to their credit various victories like League championship, FA Cup, League cup, and European winner’s cup.
Manchester City generated the fifth highest revenue among the football clubs generating annual revenue of 527.7 million euro currency during the year 2017. Due to their various honors, Manchester City is regarded as the top brands in football in the world.
7) Paris Saint – Germain
A French football club is based out in Paris and founded in the year 1970. At the national level, Paris Saint Germain has won about 33 trophies. It is considered as the most successful French clubs in Paris. It has many titles like Ligue 1, Coupe de France, Coupe de la Ligue and Trophee des Champions. This club possesses the sixth highest in the revenue generation among the football club with annual revenue of 520.0 million euro currency.
Due to their popularity, victory and the various services that are provided to the players, Paris Saint Germain is regarded as one of the top football clubs in the world.
Arsenal is a specialized football club in London who takes part in Premier League, which is considered as top of the football. It was set up in the year 1893. This club has to their credits have a record of winning 13 League titles, 13 FA cups, League Centenary Trophy, two League cups and 15 Community Shields.
Arsenal has generated revenue of 487.6 million euro currency and has reached to the sixth highest earning in the football club in the world. Due to the huge revenue generated over the years and his popularity, Arsenal football club is considered as the top football club in the world.
Yet another professional football club that participates in the Premier League was set up in the year 1892. Liverpool football club has won many victories which includes five European Cups, three UEFA Cups, three UEFA super cups, seven FA Cups, eight League cups and 18 League titles.
Liverpool football club provides membership to all age groups, adult membership, and junior membership. Liverpool has generated annual revenue of 424.2 million euro currency during the year 2016-17 and was the ninth highest-earning among the football clubs. Due to their services and their growth, Liverpool football club has been regarded as the top football club in the world.
10) Tottenham Hotspur
A famous English football club, Tottenham Hotspur, came into being in the year 1882. This club also took part and competed in the Premier League. Having been formed as a football club by a group of schoolboys, this club was recognized as a specialized football club in the year 1895. Tottenham Hotspur has seen to their credit winning FA cup about seven times, the Football League two times and UEFA cup two times.
As there was a considerable growth in this football club and also due to their service, this club was seen on the top of the football club in the world.
11) Borrussia Dortmund
Borrussia Dortmund is a German sports club that was set up in the year 1909, which is based out in Dortmund. This football club has a large membership of about 145,000 members thereby making Borrussia Dortmund club the second biggest sports club in Germany based on membership.
It is also regarded as one of the successful clubs in the history of German football. It is the second biggest club in Germany and eleventh with respect to the football teams in the world.
Borrussia Dortmund has won many cups like eight German championships, four DFB Pokals, five DFL Supercups, one UEFA Champions League and many more. Due to their outstanding performance in various matches, this club has been regarded as one of the top football clubs in the world.
12) Juventus FC
Also regarded as the top football club in the world, Juventus FC is an Italian qualified football club that was set up in the year 1897. To their credit, the club has earned 33 league titles, 12 Coppa Italia titles and also seven national super cup titles.
It has also won intercontinental cups, European Champion clubs and UEFA Champions League and many more. Juventus has seen the most fan clubs in the world and is the largest at the national level and worldwide for their fan club.
Due to the clubs widespread visibility and fan’s associated, it is regarded as one of the top football grand in the world.
13) Everton FC
One of the famous football clubs in Liverpool, England which also participate and competes in the Premier League. This club was set up in the year 1888. Everton FC has won about 15 trophies which include League Championship, FA Cup, and UEFA winners’ cup.
The supporters of the club are called Evertonians. Over these years Everton FC has received many awards and honors at the prestigious regional, national and international level.
Due to their various awards, recognition, and victories that this football club have to their credit, this football club is considered as one of the top football brands across the world.
14) Schalke 04
Schalke 04 is a German professional football club and also a multi-sports club. It is founded in the year 1904 and that is the reason for the numeric 04 in Schalke 04.
Schalke 04 is one of the most popular teams in football. As on the year 2015, Schalke 04 had about 140,000 members making it to the second largest sports club in Germany and sixth in the world. Apart from football, this club also provides various other sports coaching like athletics, handball, basketball, table tennis and many more.
15) Bayer 04 leverkusen
Bayer 04 leverkusen is a German football club which was founded in the year 1904. This club was founded by the employees of Bayer which is a German pharmaceutical company and hence the club gets the name from the company name.
At the early stage, this club had many other sports activities like gymnastics, athletics, basketball, tennis, hockey and many more. The football sports activities was detached from the sports club in the year 1999 and now it is called Bayer 04 leverkusen GmbH. This club has to their credit one UEFA cup and one DFB Pokal Cup.
16) Club Atletico De Madrid
Club Atletico De Madrid is a Spanish football club that is based out in Madrid. It is commonly known as Atletico Madrid. Among the Spanish football, Club Atletico De Madrid is the third most popular club. Club Atletico De Madrid has won La Liga 10 times, Copa del Rey 10 times, Supercopas de Espana twice and Copa Eva Duarte one time.
This club is also the winner of European Cup, Europa League, UEFA Super Cup and Intercontinental Cup. Due to their recognition and their victories, this football brand is considered one of the major football brands in the world.
17) West Ham United
Yet another football club in East London, England, West Ham United was well-known in the year 1895. West Ham United participates and contests in the Premier League which is at the top tier of English football.
West Ham United was the winners of FA cup three times during the year 1964, 1975 and 1980 and during the year 1923 and 2006, West Ham United was the runners-up. The club has to their credit earned the European cup winners and Intertoto Cup. Due to their achievement and their services, West Ham United has been regarded as one of the top football brands in the world.
18) AC Milan
AC Milan is a famous and professional football club in Milan, Italy. This club came into existence in the year 1899. AC Milan is at the top among the Italian football and fourth in the world. This club has about 18 recognized titles of UEFA and FIFA that are officially listed.
AC Milan has won many cups that include three Intercontinental Cups, one FIFA world cup, seven European cup and many more. This club has also won five times the Coppa Italia cup and seven times the SupercoppaItaliana cup.
Due to their victories, AC Milan is considered as one of the top football brands in the world.
19) Southampton FC
Southampton FC is a famous and well-known football club based out in England. Another top brand in football that takes an active part in the Premier League was set up in the year 1885. This club has won the well famous FA cup in the year 1976.
This club is recognized as one of the leading football clubs by holding a top position in the Premier League.
At present, this club is proud to have around 20 international players across the club from the age group of under 15 to the under 21. It has trained the players in such a way that the players will represent the Southampton football club in the right spirit. Due to their holistic approach and the success percentage being high, Southampton FC has reached to the top football brand in the world.
20) Leicester City
Leicester City is an English professional football club that is situated in Leicester. Leicester City football club was founded in the year 1884. Leicester City football club is committed to identifying young players and aims to focus quality training to allow young players to participate and perform well in professional football at the Premier League level.
Leicester City football club has won the FA cup titles almost four times and League cup three times. Due to their vision of creating top players for the football sports and the coaching provided to young players, Leicester City football club has been recognized as the top football brand all over the world.