There are various forms of football which can be found in history. Some contemporary codes can be traced back to 18th and 19th centuries. British Empire allowed these rules to spread to areas of British influence outside the directly controlled Empire but by the end of nineteenth century regional codes were developing.
Real Madrid was founded in 1902 as Madrid Football Club and since then they wore a White kit at home. Real is a Spanish word which means Royal in English. In 1920 it was owned by King Alfonso with the royal crown. The capacity of Santiago Bernabeu Stadium is almost 82,000 which is located in Downtown Madrid where the team has played its home matches since 1947.
Real Madrid is one of the major force in both Spanish and European football. It is the World’s richest football club with an annual revenue of €550 million. The worth of the club is around €2.5 biilion ($3.4 billion).
FC Barcelona was founded by a group of English, Swiss and Catalan footballers in 1899 and was led by Joan Gamper. It is a symbol of Catalan culture and Catalanism. The official Barcelona anthem was written by Jaume Picas and Joseph Maria Espinas. It’s worth is $3.2 billion which makes it the second most valuable sports team in the World.
Barcelona have seven players which holds best FIFA World player of the year awards. It is also the most most supported team of the world with largest social media following.
Manchester United was founded in 1878 and at that time its name was Newton Heath LYR Football Club which was changed to Manchester United in 1902. Then in 1910 it was moved to Old Trafford.
In 2013 it was the second most valuable sports team valued $3.165 billion. It was purchased for £800 million by Malcolm Glazer in may 2005 and made an initial public offering on New York Stock exchange in 2012.
4)FC Bayern Munich:
FC Bayern Munich is Munich based German sports club team. It is the most successful club in German football history, having a winning record of 24 national titles and 17 national cups.
In 1900 it was founded by eleven football players which was led by Franz John but although they won their first national championship in 1932. The greatest success period for the club is in the middle of 1970’s when they won three European cups in a row from 1974 to 1976 under the captaincy of Franz Beckenbauer.
The team had played Munich’s Olympiastadion for 33 years but since the beginning of 2005-2006 season they played their home games at Allianz Arena.
Arsenal was founded 129 years ago in 1886 based in Woolwich Holloway, London that plays in English football’s top tier. It is the most decorated clubs in English Football. They won 13 First Division and Premier league titles with a joint record 11 FA cups.
It became the first club from South of England that joined the Football league. They moved north across the city to Arsenal stadium in Highbury in 1913.
Arsenal have largest fan bases and highest incomes in the World. According to Forbes it is the fifth most valuable football club in the World.
Chelsea Football Club plays the Premier league which is the highest level of English football. It was founded in 1905 in Fulham, London. They spent most of their history in the top tier of English Football.
Stamford stadium is the club’s home ground with a capacity of almost 42,000 where they have played since its establishment.
Their regular kit colours are royal blue shirts and shorts with white socks. It is the sixth most valuable football club in the World at $868 million.
Manchester city football club is club based in Manchester. The club was founded in 1880 as St.Mark’s. It became Ardwick association football club in 1887 and Manchester city in 1894.
Since 1923 the club has played at Maine Road but since 2003 they played at City of Manchester Stadium. Under the management team of Joe Mercer and Malcolm Allison the team won League Championship, FA cup, League Cup and European Cup between 1960 and 1970 and it was the most successful period for the club.
The club was purchased by Abu Dhabi united group in 2008 after regaining their Premier League status and became one of the wealthiest in the world.
A.C Milan is a professional Italian football club based in Milan and its full name is ASSOCIAZIONE CALCIO MILAN. It was founded in 1899 by English lace maker Herbert Kilpin and businessman Alfred Edwards.
It is the second most successful club in the world in terms of number of international titles with 18 officialy recognised UEFA and FIFA titles.
San Siro is the home ground for Milan and the largest in Italian football with capacity of almost 81,000. The club is owned by former Italian Prime Minister and controlling share holder of Mediaset Silvio Berlusconi and the vice president is Adriano Galliani and is one of the wealthiest club in italian and world football.
9)JUVENTUS F.C. :
Juventus Football Club is a professional Italian club based in Turin. The club was founded 117 years ago in 1897 by a group of young Torinese students. Their first president was Eugenio Canfari and his brother Enrico. The club has become a symbol of the nation Italianness.
The club’s fans are larger than any other Italian football club and is one of the largest Worldwide. Its gets support from all over the country and from countries with Italian immigrants.
They won 56 official titles on national and international stages more than any other Italian club. Forbes ranked Juventus on 9th position for world’s most expensive football club with worth of $850 million.
Liverpool was founded 122 years ago on 3rd june 1892 and joined the football league. Since its formation they have played at Anfield. Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley led the club to 11 league titles and 7 European trophies which was the most successful period in Liverpool’s history.
Liverpool’s supporters have been involved in two major tragedies till now. First in 1985 at Heysel stadium disaster 39 Juventus supporters were crushed by a wall collapse caused by charging Liverpool fans and due to that English teams were banned for five years for European competitions. In 1989 96 Liverpool supporters lost their lives due to a crush against perimeter fencing at Hillsborough disaster.
Forbes ranked Liverpool as tenth most valuable football club worth $704 million.