Top 10 Richest Sponsorship Deals of Soccer in 2018-19

Top 10 Richest Sponsorship Deals of Soccer in 2017-18

Soccer players are among the most glamorous athletes in the world. Their fame is nothing less than that of any Hollywood star, and there have their earnings. Soccer players earn huge sums of money in the form of prize money, as well as transfer fees or contract fees with clubs they represent. But, another great source of income for the soccer players are the Endorsement deals.

European football’s biggest jersey sponsorship deals.(Source: Twitter)

Soccer players are often roped in by the big brands to become their ambassadors and are paid big numbers to represent them. Some of the biggest sponsorship deals have been struck by companies with athletes in soccer. Let us take a look at the 10 Richest Sponsorship Deals of Soccer.

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Top 10 Richest Sponsorship Deals of Soccer:

  • 10. Tottenham Hotspur
  • 9. Paris Saint-Germain
  • 8. Liverpool
  • 7. Real Madrid
  • 6. Bayern Munich
  • 5. Chelsea
  • 4. Manchester City
  • 3. Arsenal
  • 2. Barcelona
  • 1. Manchester United

1. Manchester United:

Manchester United has earned a total of $140 million from their sponsorship deal last season and is inducted in the top place in our list of top 10 richest sponsorship deals of soccer. Manchester United has earned $36 million/year for their kit sponsorship deal with sports manufacturing giant Nike and has also earned $80 million/year from their jersey sponsorship by Chevrolet (GM).

2. Barcelona:

Spanish La Liga side Barcelona has earned a total of $80 million from their sponsorship deal last season and is inducted in the second place in our list of top 10 richest sponsorship deals of soccer. Barcelona has earned $39 million/year for their kit sponsorship deal with sports manufacturing giant Nike and has also earned $41 million/year from their jersey sponsorship by Qatar Sports Investments and Intel.

Barcelona 2017-18 new kit.(Source: Twitter)

As an interesting fact, Barcelona has a $5 million-per-year sponsorship deal with Intel and has an Intel logo on the inside of Barcelona’s jersey: a true “Intel Inside” ad campaign.

3. Manchester City:

English Premier League side Manchester City has earned a total of $79 million from their sponsorship deal last season and is inducted in the third place in our list of top 10 richest sponsorship deals of soccer. Manchester City was purchased by the Abu Dhabi United Group in August 2008.

Manchester City has earned $18 million/year for their kit sponsorship deal with sports manufacturing giant Nike. The club currently has a ten-year sponsorshiptie-upp with Etihad Airways for their jersey, stadium and youth academy sponsorship right which currently pays them nearly $61 million/year.

4. Arsenal:

English Premier League side Arsenal has earned a total of $80 million from their sponsorship deal last season and is inducted in the fourth place in our list of top 10 richest sponsorship deals of soccer. The club is one of the most decorated clubs in English football with their 13 First Division and Premier League titles.

Arsenal earned $34 million/year for their kit sponsorship deal with sports manufacturing giant Puma.

The club currently has a sponsorship tie-up with Emirates for their Stadium naming rights as well as sponsorship rights for both game day and practice jerseys which currently pays them nearly $46 million/year.

5. Chelsea:

Chelsea has earned a total of $71 million from their sponsorship deal last season and is inducted in the fifth place in our list of top 10 richest sponsorship deals of soccer. Chelsea has earned $44 million/year for their kit sponsorship deal with sports manufacturing giant Adidas and has also earned $27 million/year from their jersey sponsorship by electronics giant Samsung.

The upcoming deal will boost the team’s total income from sponsorship to over $100 million/year.(Source: Twitter)

A new deal of Chelsea with Yokohama Rubber will kick in 2015-16 and is rumored to be worth more than $300 million over five years which will pay them nearly $60 million/year.

6. Real Madrid:

Spanish La Liga side Real Madrid has earned a total of $70 million from their sponsorship deal last season and is inducted in the sixth place in our list of top 10 richest sponsorship deals of soccer. Real Madrid is the most valuable sports team in the world with a total worth of €2.5 billion ($3.4 billion) and is also the richest football club in the world with annual revenue nearly €549.5 million.

The club currently doesn’t have any sponsorship tie up for the naming rights for their stadium. (Source: Twitter)

Real Madrid has earned $36 million/year for their kit sponsorship deal with sports manufacturing giant Adidas and has also earned $34 million/year from their jersey sponsorship by Emirates.

7. Liverpool:

English Premier League side Liverpool has earned a total of $68 million from their sponsorship deal last season and is inducted in the Seventh place in our list of top 10 richest sponsorship deals of soccer. Liverpool has earned $38 million/year for their kit sponsorship deal with sports manufacturing giant Warrior sports.

Liverpool recently announced their three-year contract extension with Standard Chartered in April 2015 which will run through 2018-19 football seasons.

8. Paris Saint-Germain (PSG):

French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain has earned a total of $50 million from their sponsorship deal last season and is inducted in the Eighth place in our list of top 10 richest sponsorship deals of soccer. Qatar Sports Investments became Paris Saint-Germain’s majority stake owner in 2011.

Paris Saint-Germain deal made them the richest club in France.

Paris Saint-Germain has earned $22 million/year for their kit sponsorship deal with sports manufacturing giant Nike and has also earned $28 million/year from their jersey sponsorship by Emirates.

9. Tottenham Hotspur:

English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur has earned a total of $39 million from their sponsorship deal last season and is inducted in the ninth place in our list of top 10 richest sponsorship deals of soccer.

Tottenham Hotspur has earned $15 million/year for their kit sponsorship deal with manufacturing giant Under Armour and has also earned $24 million/year from their jersey sponsorship by AIA.

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10. Bayern Munich:

German Bundesliga side Bayern Munich has earned a total of $71 million from their sponsorship deal last season and is inducted in the tenth place in our list of top 10 richest sponsorship deals of soccer.

Bayern Munich is the biggest sports club in Germany in terms of revenue and is the second-biggest club in the world in membership terms with more than 251,000 members. Recently Bayern Munich has signed a ten-year, $1 billion contract extension with Adidas which will run through 2029-30 football seasons.

 

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