From filling the stadiums, buying the shirts, posting on social media and in cheering for their favorite teams, the fanbase will somehow always be the backbone of a team’s popularity and a part of the team’s wealth. Being a fan s also a lot of hard work – the lines, the heat, the hunger and thirst, plus, the struggle to meet the players in person with a selfie to match. But the fan don’t seem to mind. Even if it’s on the farthest seat in the stadium or in an Amsterdam city trip, a fan will always find ways to support the team. Here are some of the most famous teams in the world:
Amassing a total worth of 75 million followers from Facebook and Twitter, Manchester United stands as the most popular football team around the world. With sponsorship deals here and there, the Adidas (£75 million a year) and Chrevolet (£53 million a year) seems to be two of their biggest and sweetest deals. In addition to their sponsorship, their totaled shirt sales would also hit the roof with a whopping average of 1.2 to 1.5 million a year, as recorded in the last five years. This all in all, would make them one of the richest football teams in the world.
With their rivalry with the Barcelona team, Real Madrid would also have their own time under the spotlight. This team roughly has 100 million followers on social media and dominates in television viewership in the Spanish League together with Barcelona. Real Madrid is also competitive with their deals with Adidas (£34 million a year) and Fly Emirates (£20 million a year) among many other sponsorship deals. Their shirt sales also come around in an average of 1 million a year. Real Madrid does get “real” with numbers.
So whether it’s just by using a hashtag on Twitter or watching a live coverage of a game from a hotel room in Amsterdam, support is still support. So cheer on and continue to root for the teams of which the heart belongs to.