Football teams change, as players and staff change, as well as owners and investors. Some football clubs never make it to the highest levels of competition, others have an entire team of players, each worth over 5 million dollars.
The dynamics of football change with every season and some that were on the top go down a couple places, while the middle-of-the-pack ones tend to rise a bit.
Here is a list of the most powerful football clubs, at the moment, ranked according to their financial power, current player lineup and overall success rate throughout history.
The Richest Team
Currently, the team sitting with the highest value overall is Manchester United. They have over 100 years of history, including tons of championship titles, 20 in the domestic Premier League, the highest league in England. They also won the UEFA Champions League first place 3 times.
Currently, they are at the top of the list of the richest football clubs, sitting comfortably with 4,12 billion US dollars of value. They have 575 million dollars worth of revenue and 0% debt. This is according to the Forbes 2018 list of Most Valuable Clubs. They are fourth on the list, according to the revenue.
The World’s Biggest Talent Producer
This title goes to Barcelona. They are, indeed, a great football club, one that won many titles, yet they are also known for producing great players. Out of all the teams in the world, they produced the most players who went on to play in one of the Big 5 leagues, meaning the Premier League, La Liga, Ligue 1, Bundesliga and Serie A.
Other than that, they have 50 national titles, 25 for the first place in the La Liga, 25 as a runner-up in the same league. They also have 5 championship titles from the UEFA Champions League.
Their lineup frequently consisted of football legends including Diego Maradona, Ronaldinho, and today, Lionel Messi, football’s most paid athlete.
The Team(s) With the Best Lineup
Selecting just one team when it comes to the lineup is difficult. There are so many great teams on paper, with a lot of expensive players and up and coming young talented ones. One of the best teams so far is Barcelona, given that they won another La Liga title and that the team is consisted of some of the best players, with legends such as Messi and Dembele, Suarez and Pique.
Juventus F.C. is looking that much more interesting, following the transfer of star player Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid.
Bayern Munich is also a team which you cannot overlook. Their prowess has been proven over the years, both in the sheer talent size and in their consistency. With players like their captain and goalkeeper, Neuer and vice-captain Thomas Müller, they will definitely be bringing the challenge to their opponents. It also helps that they are the current champions of the Bundesliga.
Heading over to Ligue 1 and their current champions Paris Saint-Germain, one cannot simply deny that their lineup is stacked, from their goalkeeper Buffon, to Thiago Silva, their captain and a relatively recent acquisition, Neymar.
These are some of the strongest football clubs today, according to a couple of different criteria. Fans worldwide will argue that a specific club might fit the list better, yet the 2018/19 season will tell who the real winners will be.