Football is a sport but in the Modern World, it is also a lucrative business. Top billionaires from all corners of our globe are scrambling to buy clubs to position themselves perfectly for a big return. The game has therefore changed significantly in the last decade. PSG and Manchester City perhaps represent the biggest shift in Soccer. Today, Forbes has released new figures in relation to Club sponsorship revenues. The tables have turned. Take a look at seven clubs receiving the biggest share of sponsorship money in 2018.
7. Arsenal- £71 Million
Arsenal has been overtaken by PSG, Chelsea and Bayern Munich in the sponsorship cash table. The Gunners are now ranked 7th in the World. Emirates side receives only £71 million from its sponsors as compared to Chelsea £102M and Manchester United £153M if you consider only Premier League clubs. Puma deal is set to expire in the next couple of years. This will give the club an opportunity to sign a better deal.
6. PSG- £76 Million
PSG has obviously received a lot of cash boost from their Qatar rich owners but they are now doing well in business too. The Paris giant is now the 6th highest club in the World by Sponsorship earnings. They are currently getting £76 million. The signing of big stars like Neymar and Kylian Mbappe will also make the Ligue 1 giant more attractive for big money sponsors to come on board.
5. Bayern Munich- £91 Million
Bundesliga only representative in the top ten is no doubt Bayern Munich. The Bavarians continue to scale up their revenue sources. In 2018, the German Champions will rake in £91 million from her Sponsors. It is easier for any big corporation to invest their money at Allianz Arena because the club is certainly one of the most consistent both domestically and in Europe.
4. Chelsea- £102 Million
Chelsea is facing several challenges at the moment. It is not clear who will be the manager next season and the owner is having serious issues with UK immigration department. Antonio Conte delivered 2 trophies in his first two years in charge but his position is not safe just yet. Nike and Yokohama Tyres among others will pump in £102 million in 2018. This makes the London Blues the second most sponsored club in Premier League behind Manchester United.