The Top 10 Richest Clubs in the World

When it comes to football betting, the markets for football odds are exhaustive. Sports betting in general is often dominated by the top 20 clubs in England, with Premier League odds offering vast permutations. Some of those clubs find themselves in the list of the richest football clubs on the planet. Here we take a look at those clubs in question, with some real surprises in store.

Newcastle United

The brand new entrants to this particular football rich list go straight into the No.1 spot. The Magpies, taken over in October 2021 by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund and PCP Capital, are now worth a cool £320bn. That is, incredibly, over 10 times more than the second richest club in the world or, if you prefer, three times as much as the other nine clubs in the top 10 all put together. The scale of Newcastle’s wealth is staggering and will give them a huge advantage in every transfer market.

Manchester City

The second richest club in the world is also the second to be owned by a Middle Eastern state. Since 2008, Manchester City have been owned by City Football Group, with the majority stake taken by Sheikh Mansour’s Abu Dhabi United Group. Sheikh Mansour is worth a cool £23.3bn, wealth that has ensured a steady stream of top-class talent, including British record transfer, Jack Grealish, has passed through the doors at the Etihad Stadium.

RB Leipzig

Making up the podium, perhaps surprisingly, is Bundesliga side RB Leipzig, due in no small part to the £14.22bn wealth of owner Dietrich Mateschitz. The co-founder of the Red Bull energy drink also owns Red Bull Salzburg and New York Red Bulls, however, an interesting quirk with Leipzig is that the RB stands for RasenBallsport. The club is still only 12 years old and is the newest on this list having not been founded since May 2009. During that time, they’ve consistently won promotion from the lower reaches of the German football pyramid and have now established themselves as a top-flight team to be reckoned with.


One of the most storied football clubs in world football, Italy’s Juventus are often referred to as La Vecchia Signora (The Old Lady) or the Bianconeri (Black and Whites). They have been owned by the Agnelli family since 1947, and the club was also in their possession from 1923-1943. Andrea Agnelli is the current custodian of a club with a record of 36 Italian top-flight titles, and has a net worth of £9.9bn.


The only other German team on the list is Dietmar Hopp’s Hoffenheim, and they too only came into professional football in 2007 after years in the regional amateur leagues. Thanks to Hopp’s net worth of £9.53bn the club have steadily improved, and in 2017/18, Hoffenheim recorded their best-ever top-flight finish to date when they came third. One of their most famous players is Roberto Firmino, now with Liverpool.


Roman Abramovich changed the Premier League landscape when he took over Chelsea from Ken Bates back in July 2003 for what now seems like a modest £140m. The ‘Blues’ as they are known have enjoyed sustained periods of success under the Russian oligarch’s ownership, including becoming the 2020/21 Champions League winners. He is currently worth £9.6bn and still appears to be perfectly happy to bankroll the west London club.

LA Galaxy

Formed in 1996, LA Galaxy were bought by American businessman, Philip Anschutz, in 1998 for a paltry $26m. They became the most popular MLS side in the world once former England captain, David Beckham, signed for them back in 2007, a move which had positive ramifications for the entire league. Players such as Steven Gerrard, Robbie Keane, Ashley Cole and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have also blazed the trail since Beckham, and with Anschutz worth an estimated £7.3bn, there are likely to be many more big names playing for the club in future.


Ever since Arsenal last entered the English top-flight, over 100 years ago way back in 1919, they have never been relegated. They are, to this point, the only Premier League club to go a whole season unbeaten. The squad from the 2003/04 season have been known ever since as the Invincibles, and their record-breaking campaign is likely to stand the test of time. The ‘Gunners’ as they are known, have also been winners of the FA Cup, the oldest challenge cup in the world, for a record 14 times. The descendants of the Bracewell-Smith and Hill-Wood families historically owned the club before Stan Kroenke and Alisher Usmanov acquired large shareholdings in 2007. Kroenke then bought out Usmanov in 2018 and remains the club’s sole shareholder with a net worth of £6.3bn.

Paris Saint-Germain

The third club in the list to be owned by a state, and in this case it is Qatar Investment Authority that bankroll Paris Saint-Germain via their Qatar Sports Investments arm. Founded in 1970, PSG have enjoyed incredible success since QSI took over the club back in 2011. Routine French league and cup winners, they’ve yet to win a coveted Champions League, though they did come close as losing finalists back in 2020. Some of the best players in the world have worn their shirt, such as Ronaldinho, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi, the latter three forming one of the most marketable strike forces in football history in 2021/22. President of the club, Nasser Al-Khelaifi presides over a net worth of £5.87bn, placing them ninth on the list.


Rounding out the 10 richest football clubs on the planet are Internazionale of Milan. Current Serie A champions, the Nerazzurri (Black and Blue) have won 31 domestic trophies during their existence. These include the Scudetto on 19 separate occasions. Javier Zanetti, Christian Vieri, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ronaldo Nazario and Giuseppe Meazza – who their stadium is named after – are just a handful of great players to represent the club. Suning Holdings Group, founded by Zhang Jindong, are the current owners of the Italian giants with reported wealth of £5.57bn.

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