FC Barcelona Tops Manchester United And Real Madrid In Sponsorship Earnings
FC Barcelona tops Real Madrid and Manchester United in Sponsorship earnings in the last one year, according to Forbes recent research.
The Spanish giants have been making $247 million per season through sponsors, $45m more than second-placed Manchester United and $47m more than third-placed Real Madrid. Barca had their earning increased by $15m, while United and Madrid have seen a drop of $12m and $16m respectively.
This happened when they changed the space in front of their shirts to the highest bidders, changing from one to another in a bid to compete financially with their rivals. Qatar Foundation replaced Unicef – Barca had worn the non-profit on the front of their shirt since 2006, then Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten replaced Qatar Airways as the club’s principle shirt sponsor.
The Club has had other sponsors like Nike – their kit supplier, paying in excess of $100m per year depending on performance and Beko a Turkish goods retailer pays over $20m per year to appear on the sleeve of the club’s shirt and the front of their training kit.
Other Clubs In The Top 10
Bayern Munich ($121m)
Paris Saint-Germain ($100m)
Tottenham Hotspur ($81m)
Manchester City ($78m)