Category Archives: World Football

UEFA Football 2015: Oldest Clubs in the Champions League

The St. Mark's Football Club In 1884. It Would Become Manchester City.

The St. Mark’s Football Club In 1884. It Would Become Manchester City.

England’s Manchester City is the oldest football club in 2015’s edition of the UEFA’s Champions League, kicking it for 136 seasons. City is closely followed by the London-based Arsenal Gunners, at 130 years. And another English team, Liverpool, wraps up the top three.

Out of the 32 clubs representing 18 countries at Europe’s top combined level, 22 have been around for over a century.

The kids on the block? France’s Paris Saint-Germain (46), Belarus’ BATE Borisov (20) and Bulgaria’s Ludogorets Razgrad (15) – the only clubs 50 years young, or younger.

  UEFA FOOTBALL CLUB COUNTRY YEARS ESTABLISHED
1. Manchester City FC England 136 1880
2. Arsenal FC England 130 1886
3. Liverpool FC England 124 1892
4. FC Basel 1893 Switzerland 123 1893
4. FC Porto Portugal 123 1893
6. Juventus Italy 119 1897
7. Athletic Club Spain 118 1898
8. FC Barcelona Spain 117 1899
9. FC Bayern München Germany 116 1900
9. AFC Ajax Netherlands 116 1900
11. Real Madrid CF Spain 114 1902
12. Club Atlético de Madrid Spain 113 1903
13. Bayer 04 Leverkusen Germany 112 1904
13. SL Benfica Portugal 112 1904
13. FC Schalke 04 Germany 112 1904
16. Galatasaray AS Turkey 111 1905
16. Chelsea FC England 111 1905
18. Sporting Clube de Portugal Portugal 110 1906
19. RSC Anderlecht Belgium 108 1908
20. Borussia Dortmund Germany 107 1909
21. Malmö FF Sweden 106 1910
22. PFC CSKA Moskva Russia 105 1911
23. AS Monaco FC France 92 1924
24. Olympiacos FC Greece 91 1925
24. FC Zenit Russia 91 1925
26. APOEL FC Cyprus 90 1926
27. AS Roma Italy 89 1927
28. FC Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine 80 1936
29. NK Maribor Slovenia 56 1960
30. Paris Saint-Germain France 46 1970
31. FC BATE Borisov Belarus 20 1996
32. PFC Ludogorets Razgrad Bulgaria 15 2001

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World Football: Oldest Clubs in the English Premier League (EPL)

The Stoke City Potters Have Been Around Over 150 Years

The Stoke City Potters Have Been Around Over 150 Years

 

YEARS FOOTBALL CLUB CITY ESTABLISHED
1. 153 Stoke City Stoke-on-Trent 1863
2. 142 Aston Villa Birmingham 1874
3. 138 Manchester United Manchester 1878
3. 138 Everton Liverpool 1878
3. 138 West Bromwich Albion West Bromwich 1878
6. 137 Sunderland Sunderland 1879
7. 136 Manchester City Manchester 1880
8. 134 Tottenham Hotspur London 1882
8. 134 Burnley Burnley 1882
8. 134 Queens Park Rangers London 1882
11. 132 Leicester City Leicester 1884
12. 131 Southampton Southampton 1885
13. 130 Arsenal London 1886
14. 124 Liverpool Liverpool 1892
14. 124 Newcastle United Newcatsle upon Tyne 1892
16. 121 West Ham United East London 1895
17. 112 Hull City Kingston upon Hull 1904
18. 111 Chelsea London 1905
18. 111 Crystal Palace London 1905
20. 104 Swansea City Swansea 1912

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Real Madrid, Manchester United and the 20 Highest Earning Football Clubs in the World (2014)

The Richest Football Club In 2013-14, Real Madrid (Again)

The Richest Football Club In 2013-14, Real Madrid (Again)

Real Madrid made more money last season than any other football club in the world. The Whites were the only club to bring in over $600 million in revenue in 2013-14, according to financial and accounting consulting firm, Deloitte, which has published its annual revenue analysis since 1997-98.

Madrid has also been the No. 1 most valuable sports team in the world for several years running, according to business magazine, Forbes.

They and four other clubs – Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and the sole French rep below, Paris Saint-Germain – topped the half-billion dollar mark in total grosses.

English clubs make up five of the top 10 highest makers and eight of the top 20. Add Spanish (3), Italian (4) and German (3) teams to the mix and you’ve got 18 of the top 20.

Who’s the 20th squad, then? A bit of a surprise. It’s Turkey’s Galatasaray.

FOOTBALL CLUB NICKNAME(S) COUNTRY REVENUE (MILLIONS, $)^ REVENUE (MILLIONS, EUROS)
1. Real Madrid Whites, Vikings, Meringues Spain 626.4 549.5
2. Manchester United Red Devils England 590.5 518.0
3. Bayern Munich Reds, FC Hollywood Germany 555.8 487.5
4. Barcelona Scarlet and Blues, Barca Spain 552.4 484.6
5. Paris Saint-Germain Red and Blues, Parisians France 540.6 474.2
6. Manchester City Sky Blues, City, Citizens England 472.4 414.4
7. Chelsea Blues, Pensioners England 442.2 387.9
8. Arsenal Gunners England 409.6 359.3
9. Liverpool Reds England 348.7 305.9
10. Juventus White-Blacks, Zebras, The Old Lady, Humpbacks Italy 318.5 279.4
11. Borussia Dortmund Black and Yellows Germany 298.1 261.5
12. Milan Red and Blacks, The Devil Italy 284.7 249.7
13. Tottenham Lilywhites, Spurs England 246.0 215.8
14. Schalke 04 Royal Blues, Miners Germany 243.8 213.9
15. Atlético Madrid Red and Whites, Mattress Makers Spain 193.7 169.9
16. Napoli Blues, Little Donkeys Italy 187.9 164.8
17. Internazionale Black and Blues Italy 187.0 164.0
18. Galatasaray Cim Bom Bom, Lions Turkey 184.6 161.9
19. Newcastle United Magpies, Toon England 176.8 155.1
20. Everton Blues, Toffees, School of Science, Dogs of War England 164.3 144.1

^ Used today’s Euro:Dollar conversion rate of 1:1.14.

Photo: Deri Gustiawan via footballpixel.com

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