Popular Football Teams In The World
The issue of which football team is the best has brought about countless arguments from family dinners to heated debates in bars, and radio show discussions. It is hard to state which club is the best football club in the world. It is because there is probably no one accepted unit of measurement. Football fans and enthusiasts use several factors to establish which team is the best. They include the club’s football gameplay, the results, amounts of trophies won, the team in-form, social media following, the number of shirt sales, the calibre of players at the club, as well as the club’s financial valuation. Here is a comprehensive breakdown of the most popular football teams today playing the beautiful game of football.
Arsenal Football Club
Arsenal may not have won a league title since 2004, but there’s little evidence to show that Arsenal’s fanbase has dwindled over the years. The Gunners are an incredible club to follow. Arsenal is one of the top teams in England and is well known for their delightful style of football played under former coach Arsene Wenger. The game played at the club, described as ‘The Arsenal Way’ by the North Londoners has seen the club become a world-class team with world-class players. Some of the players to have won the red and white of Arsenal are Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, and Mesut Ozil. The club is currently valued at over $2 billion with annual revenues of nearly $500 million and is considered among the top 5 richest football clubs in the world.
Real Madrid is the most successful sports team in the world. The club has more trophies than any other side in the world, which include a record 13 champions league trophy overhaul. Real Madrid is one of the most famous Spanish teams, rivalled only by Barcelona in Spain. The club commands a robust online following of over 200 million fans, the club is well and truly, a dominating force in world football. Real Madrid is believed to generate over $700 million annually. The galacticos have had a roster of phenomenal players wearing the royal shirt of Real Madrid. Including Zinedine Zidane, who has won 4 Champions League trophies with the club as both a manager and player, Luis Figo, David Beckham, and most recently, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Borussia is considered to be among the top 2 teams in Germany, alongside fierce rivals Bayern Munich. BvB, as it is popularly known among football fans, is one of the clubs that are simply, hard not to adore as a neutral. The club’s most recent prominent years were between 2010 and 2012 where Jurgen Klopp guided the club to a Bundesliga title and a remarkable Champions League final where they ultimately lost to their German rivals, Bayern Munich in 2012. Since then, the club has failed to replicate the form that saw them rise to the pinnacle of European football competition. This is because they have been a victim of shopping sprees from other clubs such as Real Madrid and Barcelona who have lured their stars such as Mario Gotze, Robert Lewandowski, and Ousmane Dembele away from Dortmund.
The ‘Old Lady’ has established dominance over the Italian Serie A in recent years. No club has won more domestic titles than Juventus. They have won a staggering 35 Serie A titles and are currently on an eight league title consecutive winning streak. The club was relegated about 15 years ago on allegations of match-fixing. The club did not die down and not only did they achieve promotion, but established dominance in Italian football. Juventus has managed to get a good number of smart free transfers in the past few seasons such as Aaron Ramsey and Adrian Rabiot who have helped the club steer clear of financial woes experienced by other clubs such as AC and Inter Milan. The club has also spent big on signing players such as Gonzalo Higuain who cost the club about $80 million in 2016 as well as Cristiano Ronaldo for over $100 million from Real Madrid. Other famous players to have played for the ‘Old Lady’ are Paul Pogba, Andrea Pirlo, Paulo Dybala, and Del Piero.