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Most successful club in England (Part 1)

Who could possibly don’t know about Manchester United (Red Devils) or Liverpool (The Reds)? Even people who are not like football (soccer) know how English clubs are popular all over the planet. The question is which one is the most successful club in England? Are you curious to know about it? Keep on reading, as this article is about to discuss the most successful English football clubs in the last 10 years.

Is it Manchester United, Manchester City or Liverpool? You know that it is almost impossible to be the winner for consecutive years in a row. However, some clubs have managed to do this. At the same time, times go by, and everything can be completely different in the future. One day luck can be lost and someone’s else become the champion. Success is often a temporary event. Real sportsmen know the price for each win and understand that victory always comes with a loss. When comparing soccer teams and football clubs, experts base their choice on which is the football club in history won the most number of medals.

We all know that Liverpool and Manchester United both can be considered as the most successful England football clubs in the history, but still, which FC has more trophies.
Let take a closer look at the most essential and key trophies in the history of English football to find the answer for the question which club has been playing better in the last 10 years.

After winning Europe League championship last year, this team can be officially considered as the most successful soccer team in England. Obviously, this can change in the future if Liverpool or other teams keep winning the important matches and earning new trophies.

As for now, the Red Devils is considered as the most successful club in England for the last decade. It won the incredible 42 trophies which is impressive honors in the history of soccer.

MUFC was founded since 1878 with a different name back then. It is the most successful football club in England, which has ruled in the nation for the most time within the last 20 years.

Let see MUFC main victories:
League victories – 20 titles
League Cups – 5 titles
FA Cup – 12 victories
Champions League – 3 titles
Europe League – 1 victory
World Cup – 1 victory
Total titles – 42 tiles

HOW DO FOOTBALL CLUBS MAKE MONEY ? (Part 1)

Many fans of football still wonder how clubs afford to pay their players and staffs those huge amounts of money that we read on the news. This article will give you the answers on how clubs support themselves financially.

Broadcasting Rights

Domestic and Foreign Broadcasting stations compete to buy for rights to broadcast live matches to millions of football lovers who are looking forward to watch. For instance, in the United Kingdom, Sky Sports and BT Sports have rights to broadcast the Premier League, by paying 5 Billion Pounds for 4 years (2015–2019) .This money will be divided among clubs, equally which is roughly 81 million pounds per club. Remember that’s only deals from the U.K.

Outside of england, 20 Broadcasters have rights to broadcast the Premier league in China, and there are over 100 worldwide broadcasters who hold rights to cover the P.L who must pay huge cash to cover these matches. Now you do the Maths.

Match Day Revenue

When a football team play at their home stadium, they sell tickets to fan that enter the stadium on match day. The capacity of a football clubs stadium and the ticket price determines the revenue which is varied from one to another. In the premier league each team play 19 times on home stadium. Now you understand why clubs build bigger stadiums or expand their capacity.

Manchester United’s home soil — Old Trafford is the biggest stadium in the league, with a capacity of 74,994 sitting. Arsenal Football club sell the most expensive ticket which is 95.5 $ per ticket.

Sponsorship

Brands paid huge amount of money for clubs to promote them. For example Chevrolet paid Manchester United roughly 50 million pounds annually to advertise their logo and name on the United Jersey, Adidas paid 75 million pounds per year to advertise the kits. And that’s just two sponsors among many others that a club can have globally.

Europe’s Most Popular Football Clubs on Social Media (Part 2)

Paris Saint-Germain

Total: 69.9 million fan

Instagram: 23.9 million fan

Facebook: 37 million fan

Twitter: 7.2 million (French), 1 million (Arabic), 326,800 (English), 230,000 (Spanish), 179,400 (Portuguese), 43,000 (Indonesian), 8931 (Japanese)

No other club in the Top 10 has so little English-speaking Twitter followers, but the French World Cup champion is not only the most favourite in their own country, but also attracted numerous followers in the Arabic-speaking world. On Instagram, Paris Saint-Germain even gets into the Top 5.

FC Liverpool

Total: 67.6 million fan

Instagram: 19.3 million fan

Facebook: 34 million fan

Twitter: 12.4 million (English), 861,900 (Arabic), 660,000 (Thai), 177,700 (Indonesian), 128,400 (USA), 109,000 (Portuguese)

Thanks to coach Jürgen Klopp, FC Liverpool not only makes a return to glory old days, the current Champions League winner is also catching up with other famous clubs in the social media: 16 million new social followers increased in the last twelve months only. FC Arsenal has been undertaken by Liverpool. No other English clubs has more Arabic-language followers on Twitter than Liverpool. One reason for that is thanks to Mohamed Salah, the Egyptian attacking talent.

FC Arsenal

Total: 67.5 million fan

Instagram: 15.5 million fan

Facebook: 37 million fan

Twitter: 14.9 million (English), 66,000 (Spanish)

The big defeat in the top 10 is FC Arsenal as the “Gunners” missed being qualified for the Champions League for the second time in a row. Even in the social media, they are not too much succeed with a slight increase of “only” 4.2 million followers in the last year which is not sufficient to remain their position among the top clubs. Two years ago Arsenal was still in the top 5, now the Londoners are struggling to secure a place in top 10.

Manchester City

Total: 59 million fan

Instagram: 14.8 million fan

Facebook: 37 million fan

Twitter: 7.2 million (English), 22,300 (USA)

Almost 10 million new followers have subscribed to Manchester City social channels within the last twelve months. Especially on Facebook, the English champion is now quite competitive among the top clubs. On Twitter, the limitation to English-speaking accounts is obvious.

Europe’s Most Popular Football Clubs on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter (Part 2)

Manchester United

Total: 126.6 million fan

Instagram: 31.1 million fan

Facebook: 73 million fan

Twitter: 20.1 million (English), 751,800 (Indonesian), 672,800 (Spanish), 694,300 (Arabic), 217,100 (Malaysian), 70,800 (Japanese)

Although Manchester United have been passing the glory days under coach legend Sir Alex Ferguson for years, the Red Devils still is the most popular club in the English Premier League in terms of the social media attractiveness. Despite the fact that Man United will only play in the Europa League this season, there are more than 750,000 new Indonesian Twitter fans are a record for a western football club. 

FC Chelsea

Total: 79.7 million fan

Instagram: 18.3 million fan

Facebook: 48 million fan

Twitter: 13.3 million (English), 71,500 (USA)

Chelsea has to  improve a lot in terms of managing social channels, especially when it comes to Instagram, where the “Blues” only come in 6th. The lack of accounts in foreign languages is noticeable on Twitter although in the end Chelsea still come in fourth place in the ranking with a big competitor approaches from right behind with big steps.

Juventus Turin

Total: 79.5 million fan

Instagram: 30.9 million fan

Facebook: 39 million fan

Twitter: 7.2 million (Italian), 1.6 million (English), 418,000 (Spanish), 245,500 (Indonesian), 161,000 (Arabic)

Juventus Turin is a big winner in the social media thanks to the football star: Cristiano Ronaldo. Juventus has been improved a lot its rank in the social media since the Portuguese player plays for them in 2018. On Instagram alone, the number of followers has risen by over 16 million in comparison to the same period last year!

FC Bayern Munich

Total: 73.9 million fan

Instagram: 18 million fan

Facebook: 49 million fan

Twitter: 4.7 million (German), 1.1 million (English), 559,000 (Spanish), 293,900 (Arabic), 204,000 (North America)

The most popular German team got out of the top 5 by the impressive improvement of Juventus. FC Bayern is incredibly successful on Facebook, where it comes at fourth place although Instagram and Twitter are not enough for the top. In a national comparison with Borussia Dortmund, however, Bayern is the winner as the BVB has a total of over 26.7 million social followers and places eleventh in the worldwide club ranking.

Top greatest football clubs (part 2)

AC Milan

A.C. Milan is a professional football club founded in 1899, in Milan, Italy with 7 times winning the European Cup, 18 times winning the Serie A title, 5 times winning the Italian Cup and F3 times winning the Intercontinental cup. The club created its real dominance in the late 1980s with some legendary stars like Gianni Rivera and Sandro Mazzola, who helped the whole team beating their rivalries.

Red and black are chosen color of the club to represent the players’ fiery ardor (red) and the opponents’ fear to challenge the team (black).

AC Milan is one of the wealthiest teams in Italian and in the world of football with the stadium of 80,018 seat in San Siro. They are also the most supported Italian team in Europe with over 18.4 million fans worldwide.

FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona, Barca, is a Spanish professional football club founded in 1899 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. FC Barcelona is a symbol of Catalan culture and Catalanism with the motto of “More than a club”. Barca is the fourth-most valuable sports team and the second-richest football club in the world in terms of revenue with talents like Lionel Messi, Ronaldinho, Neymar and Xavier Fernandez.

Barcelona earned 20 European and World titles in International club football, ranked first in the International Federation of Football History and Statistics Club World Ranking 5 times. Barca is the most delightful team to watch in the past decade, the first European club in history to achieve the continental treble twice, won the Spanish Cup 30 times and the FIFA Club World Cup 3 times.

Real Madrid

Real Madrid, founded on 6th March 1902, is a Spanish professional football club based in Madrid with the nickname “the king of the clubs”. During the 1950s, the team’s talents including Ferenc Puskas, Raymond Kopa, Alfredo Di Stefano and Jose Santamaria corporated well with each other helping the team to win five consecutive European Cups and reach the final seven times. Nowadays, players of Real Madrid such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Iker Casillas, Luka Modric and Karim Benzema made their names shine by winning wide range of different titles in European and worldwide competitions, including 26 trophies, 13 European Cup/ UEFA Champions League titles and 4 UEFA Super Cups. 

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.

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