Top 10 Most Popular (And Richest) Football Teams In The World
We can debate about a lot of things about soccer… players, clubs, managers, goals… the list goes on.
However, we’ll all agree on one thing: Football is, without question, THE most popular sport in the world today.
After all, which other sport can say that it has over 3 BILLION fans worldwide?
We tune in to watch matches. We wear our club jerseys with pride. Lots of us also enjoy bookie football on online betting Malaysia (it’s a great way to try your luck at earning big money while watching our favourite sport!). We eat, drink and sleep football.
So, we thought it’ll be very interesting to rank the top 10 most popular (and richest) football clubs in the world. We worked out the rankings based on club popularity, wealth and power – which means social media following, titles won, revenue and the club’s financial value.
Who do you think is the world’s most supported team? Let’s find out below!
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Facebook: 107 million
Instagram: 67.7 million
Twitter: 31.3 million
Revenue: US$735 million
Club value: US$4.09 billion
The only club to top 200 million social media followers, Real Madrid takes 1st place!
Valued at over US$4 billion, Real Madrid is a dominant world footballing power. The club has won 90 trophies including a record 33 La Liga, 19 Copa del Rey, 13 UEFA Champions League titles, 2 UEFA Cups, 4 UEFA Super Cups and 4 FIFA Club World Cups, amongst others.
The growing popularity of online betting Malaysia and sports betting has indirectly expanded its fan base too. Experienced sports bettors would follow football clubs on social media to get the latest news – which might impact on their bets.
Facebook: 100 million
Instagram: 64.3 million
Twitter: 29 million
Revenue: US$706 million
Club value: US$4.06 billion
Second on the list is, Barcelona!
With just below 200 million social media fans, the club’s followers is second only to its rival Real Madrid.
In terms of success, Barcelona has won 93 trophies, including 25 La Liga, 30 Copa del Rey, 5 UEFA Champions Leagues titles, 4 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups, 5 UEFA Super Cup and 3 FIFA Club World Cup, amongst others.
With the club playing in so many championships, this means there are many chances for fans of bookie football to bet on this team for a chance to make big money!
Their field success, combined with inspired goals by legendary players such as Messi and Suarez, has made them one of the most loved and respected teams in the world.
Facebook: 71.5 million
Instagram: 25.6 million
Twitter: 18.7 million
Revenue: US$737 million
Club value: US$4.12 billion
Coming in at number 3 is Manchester United.
Manchester United is easily one of the most popular clubs in the world, not only in England but also around the world, especially in Asia and United States.
They have won more trophies than any other club in English football, including 20 Premier League titles, 12 FA Cups, 5 Football League Cups, 21 FA Community Shields, 1 FIFA Club World Cup, 3 UEFA Champions League titles and more.
Legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson was instrumental in building the success and global mass expansion of the club. With the class of 92, they enjoyed unprecedented success, with Ferguson winning a total of 38 trophies as manager. Now valued at US$4.12 billion, no one can argue about the global reach of Manchester United.
Social Media Following
Facebook: 46.7 million
Instagram: 14.6 million
Twitter: 12.4 million
Revenue: US$466 million
Club value: US$2.06 billion
Chelsea comes in at 4th place in our list.
Founded in 1905, the club was purchased by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich in 2003. Since then, Chelsea has developed into a formidable machine, having won 18 trophies including 6 Premier League titles, 8 FA Cups, 1 UEFA Champions League title, 1 UEFA Europa League title and more.
I guess you could say Abramovich made a bet with Chelsea and came out a jackpot winner! Just like when we’re betting on online casino Malaysia or playing bookie football, there’s a chance of winning big money, even though the odds seem against us!
Facebook: 36.9 million
Instagram: 13.1 million
Twitter: 14 million
Revenue: US$531 million
Club value: US$2.24 billion
Coming in at 5th place is Arsenal, one of the most popular English football teams amongst fans of online betting Malaysia and sports betting.
A highly successful teams in the Premier League, they have won trophies including 13 League Championships, 13 FA Cups, 1 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and more.
Fans are hoping that the club will get financial backing to invest in high calibre players to propel Arsenal onto the global stage again.
Facebook: 32.1 million
Instagram: 11.9 million
Twitter: 10.9 million
Revenue: US$462 million
Club value: US$1.94 billion
Liverpool, the Reds of Merseyside, comes in at number 6.
The club has a massive following around the world, particularly in Asia, Australia and Africa.
A major force both in English and European football, Liverpool has won 5 European Cups, 3 UEFA Cups, 18 League titles, 7 FA Cups, 8 League Cups and more.
Current manager Jurgen Klopp is highly admired by fans. Renowned for building successful attacking teams, he’s made Liverpool a bankable bet again for lots of bookie football and football betting fans.
Facebook: 35.6 million
Instagram: 18.4 million
Twitter: 6.61 million
Revenue: US$529 million
Club value: US$971 million
The only French team to make the list, PSG comes in at number 7.
Founded only in 1970, it’s among 2 French clubs in history to have ever won European title. To date, it is the most successful French club with 31 trophies won.
The arrival of Qatar Sports Investment as the club owner in 2011 saw a new age of success including 4 League titles, 3 Coupe de France, 4 Coupe de la Ligue and 5 Trophée des Champions titles.
If PSG continues on this winning path, we could be seeing a Champions League title heading towards France in the near future (those of you who enjoy bookie football or online betting Malaysia should take note of this!).
Facebook: 49.5 million
Instagram: 15 million
Twitter: 4.52 million
Revenue: US$640 million
Club value: US$3.06 billion
8th on the list is Bayern Munich, the biggest and best club in Germany.
It may be the 4th highest-earning football club in the world, but Bayern trails behind Premier League clubs like Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea in terms of following (maybe because many of us haven’t been exposed to Bundesliga).
It is one of the most dominant football clubs in Europe, having won 28 German Championships, 18 national cups, 5 UEFA Champions League titles and 1 FIFA Club World Cup, amongst others.
Due to their huge success in recent years and enhanced TV rights deals, Bayern’s fan base has grown – and is set to continue growing.
Facebook: 24.2 million
Instagram: 5.2 million
Twitter: 6.73 million
Revenue: US$213 million
Club value: US$612 million
Legendary Italian club AC Milan is our number 9.
Formed in 1899, this European heavyweight used to be on par with the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United. But in recent times, financial issues, match-fixing allegations and poor domestic performances has led to its decline.
Recent spending in the transfer market, under current owners Fininvest, has brought new hope to the sleeping giants.
AC Milan may be making more moves to try rebuild its past glory, so fans of bookie football and sports gambling Malaysia, make sure you stay tuned to transfer news and club updates! It might impact on whether you decide to on, or against, the team.
Facebook: 36 million
Instagram: 21.1 million
Twitter: 1.25 million
Revenue: US$442 million
Club value: US$1.47 billion
Finally, in 10th place is Juventus, one of the most successful teams in Italian football and a force in Europe.
The club has won a number of trophies, including 7 Supercoppa Italiana, 34 Scudetto Cups, 2 UEFA Champions Leagues, 2 Intercontinental Cups, 3 UEFA Europa Leagues, 2 UEFA Super Cups and more.
With the recent signing of football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to its current squad, it’s just a matter of time before Juventus starts picking up more trophies, and an even bigger fan following!
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