With soccer being the most popular sport in the world, bringing in 3.5 billion fans, the teams involved have tremendous value. Not only that, but players like Lionel Messi and Paul Pogba also help increase the worth of the clubs. The financial services firm Deloitte released its Football Money League, ranking the teams that brought in the most revenue. The report says that the combined revenues from this year’s top-earning teams saw a six percent growth ($9.42 billion), which is a world record.
West Ham United – $224.5 Million
West Ham United kicks things off coming in at $224.5 million. Based in Stratford, East London, West Ham United competes in the Premier League. Their former stadium used to be the Boleyn Ground, but have since moved to the London Stadium in 2016.
West Ham United didn’t compete in any UEFA matches in 2018, so the majority of the club’s revenue came from broadcasting deals. Manager Manuel Pellegrini has an excellent roster on his hands to work with that includes the likes of Declan Rise and Issa Diop.