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Football clubs with a transfer value of at least $50 million

Football clubs with a transfer value of at least $50 million are included in the list below. Real Madrid are the most recent football club which became the most valuable sports club in the world. They became the most valuable sports club of the year numerous times. The four most valuable non-football clubs in the world are from the United States. Those clubs are the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL, the New England Patriots of the NFL, the New York Knicks of the NBA and the New York Yankees of MLB. The Dallas Cowboys and the New England Patriots are American football clubs, the New York Knicks are a basketball club and the New York Yankees are a baseball club.

The football legends Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi and the boxing legend Floyd Mayweather became the first athletes with an annual pay of at least $100 million. The Portuguese legend Cristiano Ronaldo and the Argentine legend Lionel Messi both won the UEFA Champions League, the continental football championship with the highest prize money, and the FIFA Club World Cup several times. Ronaldo won his first world title with Manchester United and Messi won his first world title with FC Barcelona. Both players never won a FIFA World Cup title with their national football team. In 2018, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi both played their final FIFA World Cup match in Russia. Ronaldo lost his final match against the national football team of Uruguay and Messi lost his final match against the national football team of France.

★★★ At least $1 billion
★★ At least $100 million and below $1 billion
★ At least $50 million and below $100 million

🏆 At least one continental championship title
⭐ At least 20 domestic championship titles

Football club Location Stadium Transfer value
▪️▪️ Atlético de Madrid Madrid, Spain Wanda Metropolitano ★★★
🏆▪️ Chelsea London, United Kingdom Stamford Bridge ★★★
🏆⭐ FC Barcelona Barcelona, Spain Camp Nou ★★★
🏆▪️ Liverpool FC Liverpool, United Kingdom Anfield ★★★
▪️▪️ Manchester City Manchester, United Kingdom Etihad Stadium ★★★
▪️▪️ Paris Saint-Germain Paris, France Parc des Princes ★★★
🏆⭐ Real Madrid Madrid, Spain Estadio Santiago Bernabéu ★★★
▪️▪️ 1899 Hoffenheim Sinsheim, Germany PreZero Arena ★★
🏆▪️ AC Milan Milan, Italy Stadio Giuseppe Meazza ★★
▪️▪️ AFC Bournemouth Bournemouth, United Kingdom Vitality Stadium ★★
🏆⭐ Ajax Amsterdam, Netherlands Johan Cruijff ArenA ★★
▪️⭐ Anderlecht Brussels, Belgium Stade Constant Vanden Stock ★★
▪️▪️ Arsenal London, United Kingdom Emirates Stadium ★★
▪️▪️ AS Monaco Monaco, Monaco Stade Louis-II ★★
▪️▪️ AS Roma Rome, Italy Stadio Olimpico ★★
▪️▪️ AS Saint-Étienne Saint-Étienne, France Stade Geoffroy-Guichard ★★
🏆▪️ Aston Villa Birmingham, United Kingdom Villa Park ★★
▪️▪️ Atalanta Bergamo, Italy Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia ★★
▪️▪️ Athletic Club Bilbao, Spain San Mamés ★★
▪️▪️ Bayer Leverkusen Leverkusen, Germany BayArena ★★
🏆⭐ Bayern München Munich, Germany Allianz Arena ★★
🏆⭐ Benfica Lisbon, Portugal Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica ★★
🏆⭐ Boca Juniors Buenos Aires, Argentina Estadio Alberto J. Armando ★★
🏆▪️ Borussia Dortmund Dortmund, Germany Signal Iduna Park ★★
▪️▪️ Borussia Mönchengladbach Mönchengladbach, Germany BORUSSIA-PARK ★★
▪️▪️ Brighton & Hove Albion Brighton, United Kingdom American Express Community Stadium ★★
▪️▪️ Burnley FC Burnley, United Kingdom Turf Moor ★★
▪️▪️ Cagliari Calcio Cagliari, Italy Sardegna Arena ★★
▪️▪️ Cardiff City Cardiff, United Kingdom Cardiff City Stadium ★★
▪️▪️ CD Leganés Leganés, Spain Estadio Municipal de Butarque ★★
▪️▪️ Celta de Vigo Vigo, Spain ★★
🏆⭐ Celtic Glasgow, United Kingdom Celtic Park ★★
▪️▪️ Club Brugge Bruges, Belgium Jan Breydelstadion ★★
▪️▪️ Crystal Palace London, United Kingdom Selhurst Park ★★
▪️▪️ CSKA Moscow, Russia VEB Arena ★★
▪️▪️ Deportivo Alavés Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain Campo de fútbol de Mendizorrotza ★★
▪️▪️ Eintracht Frankfurt Frankfurt am Main, Germany Commerzbank-Arena ★★
▪️▪️ Espanyol Cornellà de Llobregat, Spain RCDE Stadium ★★
▪️▪️ Everton Liverpool, United Kingdom Goodison Park ★★
▪️▪️ FC Augsburg Augsburg, Germany WWK ARENA ★★
▪️▪️ FC Krasnodar Krasnodar, Russia Krasnodar Stadium ★★
▪️▪️ FC Nantes Nantes, France Stade de la Beaujoire – Louis Fonteneau ★★
🏆⭐ FC Porto Porto, Portugal Estádio do Dragão ★★
▪️⭐ Fenerbahçe Istanbul, Turkey Ülker Stadyumu ★★
🏆▪️ Feyenoord Rotterdam, Netherlands Stadion Feijenoord ★★
▪️▪️ Fiorentina Florence, Italy Stadio comunale Artemio Franchi ★★
🏆▪️ Flamengo Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho ★★
▪️▪️ Fulham London, United Kingdom Craven Cottage ★★
▪️⭐ Galatasaray Istanbul, Turkey Türk Telekom Stadyumu ★★
▪️▪️ Genoa CFC Genoa, Italy ★★
▪️▪️ Getafe CF Getafe, Spain Coliseum Alfonso Pérez ★★
▪️▪️ Girona FC Girona, Spain Estadi Municipal de Montilivi ★★
▪️▪️ Girondins de Bordeaux Bordeaux, France Matmut ATLANTIQUE ★★
▪️▪️ Hannover 96 Hanover, Germany HDI-Arena ★★
▪️▪️ Hertha Berlin, Germany Olympiastadion Berlin ★★
▪️▪️ Huddersfield Town Huddersfield, United Kingdom John Smith’s Stadium ★★
🏆▪️ Internazionale Milan, Italy Stadio Giuseppe Meazza ★★
🏆⭐ Juventus Turin, Italy Allianz Stadium ★★
▪️▪️ KRC Genk Genk, Belgium Luminus Arena ★★
▪️▪️ Lazio Rome, Italy Stadio Olimpico ★★
▪️▪️ Leicester City Leicester, United Kingdom King Power Stadium ★★
▪️▪️ Lokomotiv Moscow Moscow, Russia RZD Arena ★★
▪️▪️ LOSC Villeneuve-d’Ascq, France Stade Pierre-Mauroy ★★
▪️▪️ Mainz 05 Mainz, Germany OPEL ARENA ★★
🏆⭐ Manchester United Stretford, United Kingdom Old Trafford ★★
▪️▪️ Newcastle United Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom St. James’ Park ★★
▪️▪️ OGC Nice Nice, France Allianz Riviera ★★
🏆▪️ Olympique de Marseille Marseille, France Orange Vélodrome ★★
▪️▪️ Olympique lyonnais Lyon, France Groupama Stadium ★★
🏆▪️ Palmeiras São Paulo, Brazil Allianz Parque ★★
🏆⭐ PSV Eindhoven, Netherlands Philips Stadion ★★
▪️▪️ RB Leipzig Leipzig, Germany Red Bull Arena ★★
▪️▪️ RC Strasbourg Strasbourg, France Stade de la Meinau ★★
▪️▪️ Real Betis Seville, Spain Estadio Benito Villamarín ★★
▪️▪️ Real Sociedad San Sebastián, Spain ★★
▪️▪️ Red Bull Salzburg Wals-Siezenheim, Austria Red Bull Arena ★★
🏆⭐ River Plate Buenos Aires, Argentina Estadio Antonio Vespucio Liberti ★★
▪️▪️ Sampdoria Genoa, Italy ★★
🏆▪️ Santos FC Santos, Brazil Estádio Urbano Caldeira ★★
▪️▪️ SC Braga Braga, Portugal Estádio Municipal de Braga ★★
▪️▪️ SC Freiburg Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany Schwarzwald-Stadion ★★
▪️▪️ Schalke Gelsenkirchen, Germany VELTINS-Arena ★★
▪️▪️ Sevilla FC Seville, Spain Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán ★★
▪️▪️ Shakhtar Donetsk Kharkiv, Ukraine Metalist Stadium ★★
▪️▪️ Southampton FC Southampton, United Kingdom St. Mary’s Stadium ★★
▪️⭐ Spartak Moscow Moscow, Russia Otkritie Arena ★★
▪️▪️ Sporting Lisbon, Portugal Estádio José Alvalade ★★
▪️▪️ SSC Napoli Naples, Italy ★★
▪️▪️ Stade rennais Rennes, France Roazhon Park ★★
▪️▪️ Stoke City Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom bet365 Stadium ★★
▪️▪️ Torino FC Turin, Italy Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino ★★
▪️▪️ Tottenham Hotspur London, United Kingdom Tottenham Hotspur Stadium ★★
▪️▪️ Udinese Udine, Italy Dacia Arena ★★
▪️▪️ US Sassuolo Reggio Emilia, Italy MAPEI STADIUM – Città del Tricolore ★★
▪️▪️ Valencia CF Valencia, Spain Mestalla ★★
▪️▪️ VfB Stuttgart Stuttgart, Germany Mercedes-Benz Arena ★★
▪️▪️ VfL Wolfsburg Wolfsburg, Germany Volkswagen Arena ★★
▪️▪️ Villarreal CF Vila-real, Spain Estadio de la Cerámica ★★
▪️▪️ Watford FC Watford, United Kingdom Vicarage Road Stadium ★★
▪️▪️ Werder Bremen Bremen, Germany Weserstadion ★★
▪️▪️ West Bromwich Albion West Bromwich, United Kingdom The Hawthorns ★★
▪️▪️ West Ham United London, United Kingdom London Stadium ★★
▪️▪️ Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolverhampton, United Kingdom Molineux Stadium ★★
▪️▪️ Zenit St. Petersburg, Russia Gazprom Arena ★★
▪️▪️ 1. FC Köln Cologne, Germany RheinEnergieSTADION
▪️▪️ 1. FC Nürnberg Nuremberg, Germany Max-Morlock-Stadion
▪️▪️ Al-Ahli SFC Jeddah, Saudi Arabia King Abdullah Sports City Stadium
▪️▪️ Al-Duhail Doha, Qatar
🏆▪️ Al-Hilal Riyadh, Saudi Arabia King Saud University Stadium
▪️▪️ Al-Nassr Riyadh, Saudi Arabia King Fahd International Stadium
▪️▪️ Amiens SC Amiens, France Stade de la Licorne
▪️▪️ Angers SCO Angers, France Stade Raymond-Kopa
▪️▪️ Atlanta United Atlanta, United States Mercedes-Benz Stadium
🏆▪️ Atlético Mineiro Belo Horizonte, Brazil
▪️▪️ AZ Alkmaar, Netherlands AFAS Stadion
▪️▪️ Beijing Sinobo Guoan Beijing, China Workers’ Stadium
▪️⭐ Besiktas Istanbul, Turkey Vodafone Park
▪️▪️ Bologna FC Bologna, Italy
▪️▪️ Brentford FC Brentford, United Kingdom Griffin Park
▪️▪️ Bristol City Bristol, United Kingdom Ashton Gate Stadium
🏆▪️ CF Monterrey Guadalupe, Mexico Estadio BBVA Bancomer
🏆▪️ CF Pachuca Pachuca, Mexico Estadio Hidalgo
🏆▪️ Club América Mexico City, Mexico Estadio Azteca
🏆▪️ Corinthians São Paulo, Brazil Arena Corinthians
🏆▪️ Cruzeiro Belo Horizonte, Brazil Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto
🏆⭐ Crvena zvezda Belgrade, Serbia Stadion Rajko Mitic
▪️▪️ Dalian Yifang Dalian, China Dalian Sports Centre Stadium
▪️▪️ Derby County Derby, United Kingdom Pride Park Stadium
▪️▪️ Dijon FCO Dijon, France Stade Gaston-Gérard
▪️▪️ Dinamo Zagreb Zagreb, Croatia Stadion Maksimir
▪️⭐ Dynamo Kiev Kiev, Ukraine Olympic National Sports Complex Stadium
▪️▪️ EA Guingamp Guingamp, France Stade municipal de Roudourou
▪️▪️ Empoli FC Empoli, Italy Stadio Carlo Castellani
▪️⭐ FC Basel Basel, Switzerland St. Jakob-Park
▪️▪️ Fortuna Düsseldorf Düsseldorf, Germany MERKUR SPIEL-ARENA
▪️▪️ Frosinone Calcio Frosinone, Italy Stadio Benito Stirpe
🏆▪️ Grêmio Porto Alegre, Brazil Arena do Grêmio
🏆▪️ Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao Guangzhou, China Tianhe Stadium
🏆▪️ HSV Hamburg, Germany Volksparkstadion
▪️▪️ Hull City Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom KCOM Stadium
🏆▪️ Independiente Avellaneda, Argentina
🏆▪️ Internacional Porto Alegre, Brazil Estádio José Pinheiro Borda
▪️▪️ KAA Gent Ghent, Belgium Ghelamco Arena
▪️▪️ Leeds United Leeds, United Kingdom Elland Road Stadium
▪️▪️ Levante Valencia, Spain Estadi Ciutat de València
▪️▪️ Ludogorets Razgrad, Bulgaria
▪️▪️ Medipol Basaksehir Istanbul, Turkey 3. Istanbul Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu
▪️▪️ MHSC Montpellier, France Stade de la Mosson
▪️▪️ Middlesbrough FC Middlesbrough, United Kingdom Riverside Stadium
▪️▪️ Nîmes Olympique Nîmes, France Stade des Costières
🏆▪️ Nottingham Forest West Bridgford, United Kingdom The City Ground
▪️⭐ Olympiacos Piraeus, Greece Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium
▪️▪️ PAOK Thessaloniki, Greece PAOK Stadium
▪️▪️ Parma Calcio Parma, Italy Stadio Ennio Tardini
▪️▪️ Pyramids Cairo, Egypt 30 June Stadium
🏆▪️ Racing Club Avellaneda, Argentina Estadio Presidente Juan Domingo Perón
▪️⭐ Rangers Glasgow, United Kingdom Ibrox Stadium
▪️▪️ Rayo Vallecano Madrid, Spain Campo de fútbol de Vallecas
▪️▪️ Reading FC Reading, United Kingdom Madejski Stadium
▪️▪️ Real Valladolid Valladolid, Spain Estadio Municipal José Zorrilla
▪️▪️ Santos Laguna Torreón, Mexico Estadio Corona
🏆▪️ São Paulo FC São Paulo, Brazil Estádio Cícero Pompeu de Toledo
▪️▪️ SD Eibar Eibar, Spain
▪️▪️ SD Huesca Huesca, Spain
▪️▪️ Sheffield United Sheffield, United Kingdom Bramall Lane Stadium
▪️▪️ Sheffield Wednesday Sheffield, United Kingdom Hillsborough Stadium
▪️▪️ SIPG Shanghai, China Shanghai Stadium
▪️▪️ SM Caen Caen, France Stade Michel-d’Ornano
▪️▪️ SPAL Ferrara, Italy Stadio Paolo Mazza
▪️▪️ Stade de Reims Reims, France Stade Auguste-Delaune
▪️▪️ Standard de Liège Liège, Belgium Stade Maurice Dufrasne
▪️▪️ Swansea City Swansea, United Kingdom Liberty Stadium
▪️▪️ Tigres San Nicolás, Mexico Estadio Universitario
▪️▪️ Toulouse FC Toulouse, France Stadium de Toulouse
🏆▪️ Vélez Sarsfield Buenos Aires, Argentina Estadio José Amalfitani
▪️▪️ Young Boys Bern, Switzerland Stade de Suisse Wankdorf Bern
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