The question on which is the biggest or most supported football club in the world has resulted in profound and evidence-based arguments at dinner tables, radio shows, or in general day-to-day conversations. It may be argued that there are no defined premises of comparing different football clubs. In this article, we will rank the biggest clubs based on their fan base, including on social networks, club financial value, shirt sales, and matchday revenue. The following is a list of the clubs we consider having great command in the football world.
Manchester United nicknamed “The Red Devils” is the biggest and most successful football club in England. The club has a large following around the world based on a survey conducted by the club estimating that it has more than 650 million followers from around the globe. Alex Ferguson was instrumental to the build-up of the turnaround of fortunes at the club having won 38 trophies as a manager at United.
Real Madrid Football Club is the second-most supported football club around the world with a following of over 200 million people on their social media networks and a fan base estimated to be over 350 million.
Barcelona Football Club
Barcelona Football Club is the second Spanish team to make it to the top three biggest teams around the world. With Lionel Messi who currently plays for Barcelona being an iconic figure in the football world, it’s almost certain that he influences the clubs, huge supporters.
Chelsea Football Club
Chelsea FC makes it to the top four most followed club with the club owner Roman Abramovich investing quite a fortune to make the club competitive at both the local and global stage. Chelsea has an estimated fan base of around 145 million followers and the second most lucrative shirt sponsorship deal in the premier league from Yokohama.