Top 10 largest football clubs, the most popular in the world

Which team do you think of when you mention the club with the most fans in the world? Is that your favorite team?

Here are the top 10 biggest clubs in the world, and the number of fans.

1. Manchester United

Manchester United is the largest and most successful club in England. This is also the team with the most fans in the world. According to estimates, there are 750 million fans favorite.

2. Real Madrid

The Spanish team ranks second on the list, and ahead of rivals Barcelona, ​​which has about 350 million fans worldwide. The club is valued at nearly £ 3 billion and a turnover of £ 589 million annually.

3. FC Barcelona

Worth nearly 3 billion pounds and annual sales of 566 million pounds, FC Barcelona ranked 3rd in the list. With 450 million fans worldwide, this team has an impressively global reach.

4. Chelsea FC

Chelsea reached the top 4 on the list. The club has 145 million fans worldwide. Worth more than 1.5 billion pounds and sales of 347 million pounds annually.

5. Arsenal

Arsenal, one of the biggest English football clubs and the most successful club in London. Arsenal currently has 125 million fans in the world. The team is valued at more than £ 1.5 billion with a turnover of £ 426 million.

6. Liverpool

Liverpool, the Mershireide Red Devil is in 6th position. With more than 100 million fans worldwide and a club value of about 1,167 billion pounds, Liverpool is the second most successful club of English football.

7. FC Bayern Munich

This is the largest and most successful team in Germany. With 45 million NHM worldwide, the club has the 4th highest revenue, 514 million pounds.

8. Juventus

In a new study, Juventus is currently the most popular club in Italy. With a value of just over 1 billion pounds and a total of fans in the world of 27 million, Juventus is in 8th place.

9. AC Milan

The Italian giant has seven European Cup trophies, having dominated Italy in the 1990s. Financial problems, accusations of match-fixing and poor domestic performances, have led to a decline. shot of AC Milan. The club has 95 million fans worldwide, valued at £ 646 million and revenues of £ 186 million.

10. PSG

PSG (Paris Saint Germain) is the only French club to make the list, but this is not surprising. The club has 35 million fans worldwide, valued at £ 990 million and a turnover of £ 425 million annually.

Above is a list of the top 10 most popular big clubs based on statistics. Of course, each of us has a certain appreciation and wants the club we admire to make this list.

Top 5 most played players in Real Madrid club history

With just being in the starting line-up of Real Madrid in the match against Valencia, midfielder captain Sergio Ramos has just played the 606th match in the Spanish shirt for Spain.

1. Raul Gonzalez

The player, nicknamed Lord of the Rings, has the most games for Real Madrid with a total of 741 matches, including 550 in La Liga and 132 in the European Cup. After 16 years playing for Real, Raul broke up at the end of the 2009/2010 season and moved to Germany’s Schalke 04 club then ended his career playing in the colors of the New York Cosmos Club in the US Professional League.

2. Iker Casillas

The legendary goalkeeper of Real Madrid and Spain has the second most number of matches in Real history with 725 matches in 16 years playing for Real from 1999 to 2015. Casillas has had 510 games in La Liga and 152 matches in the European Cup alongside other tournaments. At this time, goalkeeper Casillas is still the person who plays the most matches in the European Cup for Real Madrid. Casillas is still playing top football in Portugal’s FC Porto shirt.

3. Manuel Sanchís

In 19 Sep 1998, Manuel Sanchis of Real Madrid was in action during a match against Barcelona in Madrid, Spain. The game ended in a draw 2-2. Currently the person with the most years of Real Madird with 18 years from 1983 to 2001. Manuel Sanchís ranked 3rd in the list with 710 matches for Real.

4. Santillana

Santillana was the top goalscorer of the Spanish Royal team in the 70s and 80s of the last century. He had a total of 645 matches for Real Madrid in 17 years wearing a white vulture from 1971 to 1988.

5. Sergio Ramos

As the captain of the current Real Madrid and also the only player in the Top 10 names to play the most matches for Real, he is still wearing a White Vulture. Ramos has a total of 606 matches for Real including 419 in La Liga, 84 in the King’s Cup and 87 in the European Cup and 22 matches outside the framework of the 3 tournaments. Ramos, a mature player from Sevilla, has moved to Real Madrid since the 2005 season and has quickly established himself in the Spanish royal team ever since.

Top 10 most expensive sports clubs in the world

According to the newly released list, Real Madrid is currently top of the top 10 most valuable sports clubs in the world with a valuation of about $ 3.26 billion.

Forbes magazine has published a ranking of the world’s most valuable sports clubs. In this list, in addition to football clubs, there are also basketball, rugby, baseball clubs … Real Madrid, the famous football club of Spain, has held the No. 1 position. with a value of about 3.26 billion USD. Compared to the previous year, the value of the Royal team has decreased by 5% due to the 2015/16 season without a title.

Real Madrid’s rival, Barcelona, ​​is in fourth place with a value of about $ 3.16 billion. In 2014/15 season, Barca was very successful with a treble triumph: La Liga champion, Copa del Rey and Champions League.

Premier League, the national championship is considered as an attractive tournament with only one representative in the top 10, that is Manchester United. The red half of Manchester is valued at about US $ 3.1 billion. The other big names of English football such as Man City, Chelsea and Arsenal are only in the modest rankings of 29, 31 and 36 respectively, but the increase in television royalties applied from the 2016/2017 season maybe will make NHA’s clubs increase in value in the following years.

 The defending champion of the Bundesliga Bayern Munich is valued at $ 2.35 billion, ranked 10th and it is also the last representative of football currently in the top 10.

In rugby, there are two representatives of the Dallas Cowboys rugby club in second place with a value of about $ 3.2 billion. And the New England Patriots football club is valued at $ 2.6 billion, ranked at No. 6. Along with this position with the value of $ 2.6 billion is the Los Angeles Lakers Basketball Club.

List of Top 10 most expensive clubs in the world according to Forbes:

1. Real Madrid (football): $ 3.26 billion

2. Dallas Cowboys (rugby): $ 3.2 billion

2. New York Yankees (baseball): $ 3.2 billion

4. Barcelona (football): $ 3.16 billion

5. Manchester United (football): $ 3.1 billion

6. Los Angeles Lakers (basketball): $ 2.6 billion

6. New England Patriots (rugby): $ 2.6 billion

8. New York Knicks (basketball): $ 2.5 billion

9. Los Angeles Dodgers (baseball): $ 2.4 billion

9. Washington Redskins (rugby): $ 2.4 billion

11. Bayern Munich (football): $ 2.35 billion.

The biggest football teams in the World (part 2)

Borussia Dortmund
Social Following
Facebook 15 million
Instagram 7 million
Twitter 3.2 million
Worldwide fans: 22 million
Revenue: £290 million
Club value: £651 million

Borussia Dortmund is the second biggest team in Germany with league glory in 2010–11, 2011–12, however since then they have struggled to keep up with the Munich giants dud to a serious of shopping runs, as wealthier and bigger clubs have lured their talents away from the Westfalenstadion. Dortmund is well-known for its one of the best youth system in the world, producing famous players such as Christian Pulisic, Mario Götze and Marco Reus.
Currently, the club is valued at £651 million pounds; however, it is expected to increase drastically according to the rumours of big foreign investment come to pass.

Manchester City

Social Following
Facebook 37 million
Instagram 11 million
Twitter 6,7 million
Worldwide fans: 110 million
Revenue: £461 million
Club value: £1.870 billion
Thanks to its recent success and financial power, Man City is growing their fanbase and influence world wide. While Man City’s fanbase grew 523%, their rivals Man United saw a 19% drop according to a survey by Spanish newspaper Sport. Should their current success continues, it is only a matter of time until Manchester City claims their position on the top 3 spot on the global stage.

Paris Saint-Germain

Social Following
Facebook 36 million
Instagram 19.6 million
Twitter 6.8 million
Worldwide fans: 35 million
Revenue: £425 million
Club value: £990 million
The only French team to make the list, PSG was only founded in 1970. The club has a rich history stretching back to the start of the century. Since then, they have been receiving big attention from both the public and investment. The most recent Qatar sports investment help raise the club to a new stage with attracting signings with Zlatan Ibrahimović which help PSG successfully attain four league titles, three Coupe de France, four Coupe de la Ligue and five Trophée des Champions titles.
The current force of the club appears to be a fierce front with 3 talents, the Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani, the Brazilian Neymar and the young Frenchman Kylian Mbappé. Of three, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé alone cost of £406 million, which have drawn lots of doubts from the international football community with regards to sustainability. But as it turns out, there is no denying that PSG’s goals of becoming a world superpower has become real with the recent world cup championship title. At a value of £990 million and 35 million fans worldwide, many believe that the club is far undervalued in comparison to its potential. Should PSG continues on this path, a Champions League Title might soon head towards France in the near future.

The Biggest Football Team in the World (part 1)

This question of who is the biggest football team in the World has been asked many times, caused arguments from family tables to radio shows. However, no one has been able to provide an acceptable answer analysing the clubs popularity, wealth, and power. In this article, we will provide a number of factors and sources ranging from social following to revenue numbers and the clubs’ financial value to help you with your own assessment.

Inter Milan

Facebook followers 12 million
Instagram followers 2.6 million
Twitter followers 1.6 million
Worldwide fans: 55 million fans
Revenue: £229 million
Club value: £458 million

Inter Milan were founded in 1908 and shared their the San Siro home ground with AC Milan. ’). The Italian giant with the nickname I Nerazzurri (The Black and Blues) have been suffered a number of poor seasons, leading to a global decline in number of fan reach. Still, they are trying to turn in form and nurture a number of key players performing well. Hopefully, things may soon be turning around for the club.

AS Roma

Facebook followers 9 million
Instagram followers 2.3 million
Twitter followers 1.7 million
Worldwide fans: 22 million
Revenue: £190 million
Club value: £467 million

AS Roma were founded in the summer of 1927, after Roman FC, SS Alba-Audace and Fortitudo-Pro Roma SGS were merged into one.

The Italian giants with nickname I Giallorossi (The Yellow and Reds) finished at second place in 2016/17 season and 3rd place in the 2017/18 season. They are a European giant with 12 domestic honours and one of 4 Italian clubs that are recognised as truly global clubs. Francesco Totti is the clubs most famous player and his loyalty to the club has been contributed greatly in achieving a worldwide fan base of 22 million people for Roma.

Tottenham Hotspur

Facebook followers 10 million
Instagram followers 3.8 million
Twitter followers 3.2 million
Worldwide fans: 35 million
Revenue: £310 million
Club value: £948 million

Tottenham Hotspur was founded in 1882 by a group of schoolboys then got the nickname Spurs. Although, they have been falling behind their bitter North London rivals, Spurs commercial team have fantastically set a global strategy with a lucrative sponsorship deal with the NFL, and their new stadium at White Hart Lane. All they need to do now is to turn the financial success into on field success to ignite global fan growth.

Oldest Football Clubs in the World (part 3)

4. Castlemaine Football Club

The Castlemaine Football Club was the second oldest football club in Australia which was formed in Castlemaine on June 15, 1859 just a few months after the Melbourne Football Club. The club was known with nickname Magpies and the team’s first official game was organised on June 22 on the Cricket Ground Barkers Creek – a week after it formed due to a delay in the arrival of the ball from Melbourne.
Proof of Castlemaine’s founding date was only discovered in 2007. The club joined the Bendigo Football League in 1925 and since then remains a part of that league.

3. Melbourne Football Club

The Melbourne Football Club is the oldest Australian football club and is one of the founding members of the Australian Football League. The origin of the team dates back to May 17, 1858 in Melbourne when members of the Victoria cricket team formed a loosely organized football team. The club is known with nickname Demons, Dees and celebrated its 160th birthday in 2018.
The following year, “The Rules of the Melbourne Football Club” was drafted which formed the basis of Australian football rules. The football club released a list of “150 Heroes” on its 150th birthday in 2008 and introduced special birthday logo on the official jerseys.

2. Cambridge University Association Football Club

According to Cambridge University, the Cambridge University Association Football Club is the oldest club; however, the club’s founding date is disputed and believed to either be in 1856 or 1857 in Cambridge, England with the nickname Blues.
According to certain sources, the club may date back further than 1856 as there were games played between football clubs from different colleges and universities at Cambridge in the 1840s. The Cambridge University Association Football Club received a special award from the National Football Museum in 2016 as the oldest football club in the world. Today, the club is member of BUCS Midlands Division 2A

  1. Sheffield Football Club

Sheffield Football Club is the oldest football club in the world officially recognized by FIFA and The Football Association of England (FA) dating back October 24, 1857 in Sheffield, England with the nickname The Club. Today, the club is playing under Northern Premier League – Division One South.

Oldest Football Clubs in the World (part 2)

7. Ballarat Football Club

The Ballarat Football Club is another Australia’s earliest football teams with a history dating back to May 20, 1860 in Ballarat. Ballarat was once believed to be the third oldest non-universtiy football club in Australia with the nickname “The Swans”. Over the 60s and 70s, Ballarat engaged in social competition, then moved toward formal competition around 1874.

In 1886, Ballarat Football Club along with the Ballarat Imperial club and Ballarat South joined the Victorian Football Association and was one of the founding members of the Ballarat Football League in 1893.

6. Geelong Football Club

The Geelong Football Club was founded on July 18, 1859 in Geelong, Australia during a meeting held in the Victoria Hotel. The club is well-known with the nickname “Cats” and is the second oldest club in the Australian Football League and the fourth oldest Australian club in general. The club played its first match in 1860 and continued to compete in senior football competition over the following decade.

Tom Wills is one of the founding members of Australian rules football and played exclusively for Geelong from 1865 until his retirement in 1874. Geelong is one of the eight founding clubs of the Victorian Football League, which would later change the name to the Australian Football League.

5. Melbourne University Football Club

It has been argued whether the Melbourne University Football Club is the second or third oldest football club in Australia as there are no exact formation. Due to the most trusted source, the club’s first recorded match took place in June 1859 in Melbourne, Australia, around the same time as the Castlmaine Football Club’s first game. The club is known with various nicknames Students, Blacks, Blues, MUGARS.

The Melbourne university’s club competed in the Victorian Football Association from 1885 – 1888. In 1907, the eight founding clubs of the Victorian Football League voted to include Melbourne University as the league’s ninth team and currently, the club is member of Victorian Amateur Football Association Section A.

Oldest Football Clubs in the World (part 1)

Many football clubs dated back to the late 1850s and 1860s claim that their team is the oldest; however, there are no actual proofs of that claims. Furthermore, another adding factor to the difficulty of determining the origins of football clubs is that many early rugby clubs also call their teams football clubs. However, this list consists of the clubs that are believed to be the oldest which were established at the same time and are still playing today.

9. Hallam Football Club

Hallam Football Club claims that it is the second oldest football club in the world, after the Sheffield Football Club, but many evidence showed that the club was actually established on April 20, 1860 in Sheffield, England with the nickname as the  Countrymen.

Hallam has always played on the grounds of Sandygate Road, which is the oldest football ground according to Guinness World Records. In 1867, Hallam team won the world’s first football tournament – the Youdan Cup. The cup is still with Hallam Club today after a period of time being lost and bought back from a Scottish antique dealer in 1997.

8. Cray Wanderers Football Club

It is widely believed that the origins of the Cray Wanderers Football Club dates back to between 1858 to 1860 when the construction of London, Chatham and Dover Railway line began. The workers building the railway are actually the very first players of the club. They played with a ball during their breaks and eventually formed a club in the St Mary Cray village, Bromley, England with the well-known nickname – The Wands. In the late 1800s, Cray Wanderers Football Club performed really well among various other amateur football clubs and entered its first Football Association Amateur Cup competition in 1893 – 94. The club was one of the founding members of the Kent League in 1894 – 1895 and members of the Isthmian League South Division today.

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