The football industry has turned out to be a big money empire all over the world. Success in this field is usually based on performance on the field, and trophies won in the process. However, what becomes of those teams that do not win any trophy? There are many ways for football teams to make money and a football trophy is just but one of them. Many teams rely on their support base, which translates to ticket and other merchandise sales bringing about richest football clubs in the world. It includes sportswear such as jersey’s, boots and other customized products. It should, therefore, translate that the bigger the support base of a club, the more likely it is to be rich.
As a universal law, change is the only thing that remains constant. The order of the rich list is not the same as it was one year ago. Some teams have dropped while others have moved up the list. Many factors contribute this including prize money won and whether or not the team will participate in the elite competitions such as the Champions League in the next season. The wages of the players and other business transactions also play a role in determining the value of the club. Here is a list of the top 20 richest clubs in the world, according to Forbes in 2019: