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Top 10 Richest Football Clubs In The World (2020)



Richest FootBall Clubs In The World

People love football. Popular football clubs in the World located in Europe have heavy financial muscle that helps them buy the best players and build the best team around. Players like Lionel Messi have a release clause of €700 million (£630m/$825m which is not what any football club can consider. Football is profitable because clubs get money from different sources such as selling of club merchandise and kits, selling of players to other clubs by transfer, money from television rights to broadcast football matches of clubs in a particular league, sales of matchday ticket and football refreshment like food and drinks to those who will watch the match at the stadium, and also charging people to tour the club facilities.

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No doubt, football clubs around the world have been hit negatively by the impact of coronavirus pandemic, clubs have begun counting their losses because most of these revenue sources do not bring money as they used to. In 2019, according to KPMG and reported on BBC, Real Madrid overtook Manchester United to become the most valuable European football club with a worth of about €3.22bn (£2.91bn).

Deloitte, one of the Big Four accounting organizations and the largest professional services network in the world by revenue and number of professionals, with headquarters in London, United Kingdom in their 23rd edition of the Deloitte Football Money League (DFML) ranked Barcelona has the richest club in terms of revenue in an article they published here, you can read their full report here.

The 2019 Forbes ranking for most valuable football clubs saw clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus in the first ten of the list. The 2019 valuable club was valued as high as $4.239 Billion while the tenth valuable club which was Juventus on that last was valued at $1.512 B.

The 2020 most valuable club as reported in May 2020 by Al Jazeera, shows that Real Madrid is leading the most valuable clubs in the world and is valued at $3.8billion. Manchester United is second at a valuation of $3.7billion and Barcelona is valued third at $3.5 billion. This shows that there has been a drop in the valuation of clubs and this is due to the effect of COVID-19 has their revenue sources have been reduced in the past few months.

Top 10 Richest Clubs Based On Revenue Generated In 2020

1. Barcelona with a revenue of €840.8 Million

Barcelona has become a symbol of Catalan culture and Catalanism. The club motto “Més que un club” means More than a club in English. Unlike many other football clubs, the supporters own and operate Barcelona. Barcelona is the most revenue-generating team in the world today. Their matchday revenues of €159.2 million, broadcast rights worth €298.1 million, and commercial sales of €383.5 million are great contributing factors. As of 2020, Barcelona FC is the current richest revenue-generating football club in the world, generating €840.8 Million in revenues. The club was founded in 1899 by a group of Swiss, Spanish, English, and Catalan footballers led by Joan Gamper. Barcelona is one of the biggest two clubs in La Liga and has great and popular players like Lionel Messi and Pique.

2. Real Madrid FC with a revenue of €757.3 Million

Real Madrid is the most valuable club in the world, the revenue of this club has dropped drastically since the departure of their Portuguese talisman Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus. This affected the club financially and the performance of the club. Real Madrid is has won a total of 13 UEFA champions league trophies has been on the list of ⭐️top 10 richest football clubs⭐️ in the world for years now. The second position in terms of revenue is due to the Corona Virus effect and they are expected to bounce back as the club with the highest revenue after the effects of the coronavirus might have dissipated. Real Madrid makes over €144.8 million in matchday revenues, €257.9 million in broadcasting and TV rights, and €354.6 million in commercial sales and merchandise.

3. Manchester United FC with a revenue of €711.5 Million

Manchester united while still rebuilt by the current manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the club has remained the highest revenue-generating club in England. The club made over €120.6 million in matchday revenues, €283.7 million in broadcasting and TV rights, and €317.2 million in commercial sales and merchandise. Manchester United was the highest-earning football club in the world during the 2016/2017 season, with an annual revenue of €676.3 million, and the world’s third most valuable football club in 2019, valued at £3.15 billion ($3.81 billion).

4. Bayern Munich FC with a revenue of €660.1 Million

Bayern Munich is the undisputed best football club in the Bundesliga ever since the inception of the league. The club recently won the UEFA Champions League after beating PSG. This will increase the total revenue the club will make in 2020. Bayern has one of the biggest stadiums in Europe and a huge fan following to back them up. This is why they make up to €92.4 million in matchday revenues, €211.2 million in broadcasting and TV rights, and €356.5 million in commercial sales and merchandise.

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5. Paris Saint Germain FC with a revenue of €635.9 Million

A Club that broke the records for most expensive signing in the world, Neymar Jr for a whopping €222 million and also paid €186 million for an 18-year-old Kylian Mbappe. PSG owner is an oil business magnate from the Middle East. They are currently the most successful club in Ligue 1 of France. PSG makes up to €115 million in matchday revenues, €156.6 million in broadcasting and TV rights, and €363.4 million in commercial sales and merchandise.

6. Manchester City FC with a revenue of €610.6 Million

Manchester City is the only Premier League club to attain 100 points in a single season. In 2019, they won four trophies, completing an unprecedented sweep of all domestic trophies in England and becoming the first English men’s team to win the domestic treble. Manchester City’s revenue was the fifth-highest of a football club in the world in the 2018/2019 season at €568.4 million. 2019, Forbes estimated the club was the fifth most valuable in the world at $2.69 billion, however the sale of a 10% stake in the club’s parent company City Football Group on 27 November 2019 for $500 million values them significantly higher. The club generates about €62.4 million in matchday revenues, €287.2 million in broadcasting and TV rights, and €261 million in commercial sales and merchandise.

7. Liverpool FC with a revenue of €604.7 Million

As of 2020, Liverpool FC revenues €604 Million, making them the 7th richest club in the world. The club generates about €94.5 million in matchday revenues, €299.3 million in broadcasting and TV rights, and €210.9 million in commercial sales and merchandise. The club won the 2019/20 English Premier League title which has eluded them for over 2 decades meaning more money for them. The club also won the club world cup and the UEFA Super Cup in 2019. The club won the UEFA champions league in 2019 and was runner-up to Manchester city in the 2018/19 English premier league season.

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8. Tottenham Hotspur FC with a revenue of Revenues: €521.1 Million

Tottenham is well known for economic intelligence and spotting and signing youth players with superstar potential and they turn out to become shrewd signings after selling most of these star players for hefty fees. Tottenham Hotspur generates about €92.5 million in matchday revenues, €276.7 million in TV and broadcasting rights, and €151.9 million in commercial sales and merchandise.

9. Chelsea FC with a revenue of €513 Million

Chelsea generates up to €75.6 million in matchday revenues and ticket sales, €227.1 million in TV rights, and €210.4 million in commercial sales and merchandise.

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10. Juventus FC with a revenue of €460 Million

During the 2019/20 season, Juventus raked in about €65.5 million in matchday revenues, €209 million in TV rights and also €186 million in commercial sales and merchandise. Juventus make this list of richest football clubs in the world is a good sign of improvement for Italian football since it is known that Serie A is one of the least lucrative leagues in Europe top 5 leagues. The arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo brought an obvious boost to the club’s on all grounds, either in the sporting aspect, economic aspect, Endorsement deals, and also the exposure of the club to other parts of the world.


[Video] Tompolo makes first public appearance after six years



Who is Tompolo?

Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo was a commander in various guerrilla groups in the Niger Delta which were all agitating against the insensitivity of the Federal Government and the international oil companies towards to exploitation and degradation of the Niger Delta. Ekpemupolo’s wealth, derived mainly from oil bunkering, played a major role in founding both MEND and also his own fighters (Wikipedia).

Tompolo, who led the disbanded Movement for Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND), was nowhere to be found immediately after President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn-in in 2015 as the Federal Government sent troops to get him apprehended.

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The government as published by the Nation Newspaper also declared him wanted through the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for ignoring two bench warrants issued against him by the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos following an alleged N45.5bn fraud case.

But the court on July 15, 2019, dismissed all the charges against Global West Vessel Specialist Limited, a company linked to the former Niger Delta militant leader.

Despite the judgment, Tompolo failed to appear in public until October 19, 2020, when sources said he made a sudden appearance at the Egbesu Shrine in his Oporoza country home in Gbaramatu, Delta State, the Nation Newspaper reported.

His First Public Appearance after six years

Picture and video of his appearance showed the former warlord and his friends dancing, worshipping, and offering Thanksgiving to Egbesu, Ijaw god.

An Egbesu disciple, Bodmas Kemepadei, who confirmed the development, said the appearance of Tompolo, who is the Egbesu Priest, would help to facilitate resolutions of knotty issues in the Niger Delta region.

He said: “As Tompolo disciples and proponents of the Ijaw cause, this celebration to our National God Egbesu, is not just about the vindication and freedom of Tompolo, it is about the military invasion and burning of our communities without any provocation.

“It is about the IOCs that have refused to relocate to the region even after a presidential directive, it is about our people having a fair share of our natural resources, it is about freedom from these Federal Government promoted ailments that our people suffer from.

“We celebrate Tompolo with confidence that these issues will be addressed, we celebrate with our spirits high knowing that the time for resource control is now, let this be a message to all our brothers in struggle, the days of arms are over, we have to engage the FG with intellectualism, we call on all to be part of the resource control agitations, the time is now” (The Nation).

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What is NIN number in Nigeria?



According to Wikipedia, a national identification number, national identity number, or national insurance number is used by the governments of many countries as a means of tracking their citizens, permanent residents,  permanent residents, and temporary residents for the purposes of work, taxation, government benefits, health care, and other governmentally-related functions. The number appears on identity documents issued by several countries.

Below are 7 things you need to know about the NIN in Nigeria

  1. The NIN is your assured digital identity
  2. The NIN is a set of 11 numbers assigned to an individual at the completion of enrolment into the national identity database
  3. The NIN is cannot be transferred from one person to another
  4. The NIN is used to verify your identity as a citizen
  5. Your NIN is what identifies you and can suffice for ID purposes
  6. The NIN is for life, it does not expire
  7. The NIN is a must – have for all citizens

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Aisha Yesufu: Nigeria’s Statue of Liberty



Aisha Yesufu

Aisha Yesufu is a Nigerian social and political activist who came to limelight for speaking up for the abducted Chibok schoolgirls in 2014. In 2020, she and thousands of Nigerians all over the world protested against police brutality. The almost 50 years old Aisha was also at the forefront of the #EndSARS protest and forced the Nigeria Police Force to listen to the voice of the people and dissolved SARS, a tactical unit of the police force on October 11, 2020.

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Aisha Yesufu⭐ was the co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaign that tirelessly held protests demanding for the rescue of the 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Chibok, Borno state. The Chibok schoolgirls were between the ages of 15-18 years as at the time of their abduction in 2014. She was part of Nigerian women that protested at Nigeria’s National Assembly, in Abuja, on 30 April 2014.

At the age of 10, the Nigerian female social and political activist concluded that the worst thing any human can do to her was to kill her. She realised that no matter what she and everyone else will still die and that death is inevitable and not the worst thing in life. Aisha Yusufu said she never feared anyone while growing up though she respects people. She only fears the Supreme Being. Aisha Yesufu in October 2020 said she would not leave the fight against End SARS protest in Nigeria for her children.

Biography of Aisha Yesufu

Aisha Yesufu was born in Kano state in December 1974, she is from Agbede in Edo state. She is from the tribe of Etsako and she is 5 feet 10 inches tall. Aisha described the place where she grew up in Kano as a ghetto. By the time she was 11 years, she did not have any female friends as all her female friends had been married and did not complete their education because they were at their husband house.

Education of Aisha Yesufu

Aisha Yusufu got her West African School Leaving Certificate from the Bayero University Staff Secondary School in 1991. According to an article on The Guardian, she wanted to enrol at the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) in 1991 but was rejected because she was a woman. Aisha Yesufu first gained admission to a tertiary institution at the Uthman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto in 1992. In 1993, she got her A-Levels IJMB from the Kano State College of Arts & Science.

She left Uthman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto after a crisis for Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where she got admitted to study Medicine. This female activist left Ahmadu Bello University when it was shut down because of the murder of a professor in 1994. She then got to study at the Department of Microbiology at Bayero University, Kano in 1996 and graduated with a second class upper Bachelor of Science Degree from the university in 1999 three years after.

In each of the 3 universities (Uthman Dan Fodio University, Ahmadu Bello University and Bayero University) where she made friends, her friends avoided moving with her at the administrative block for fear of getting rusticated. She got a masters degree in Pharmaceutical Microbiology in 2006 at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

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Aisha Yesufu Career

Aisha Yesufu, a graduate of Microbiology is a businesswoman. She did her NYSC year in Kano state from January 1999 to January 2000. She was posted to and served at Kano State School of Nursing where she lectured students on medical microbiology, development and spread of infectious diseases in patients.

Aisha went to business after schooling in the 2000s. She made business her main focus. She is the CEO of Aliyyah & Amir Ventures Limited and has been with the family business since January 2003. Aisha Yesufu manages the day to day activities of the company. The business is involved in trading and distribution of general merchandise and raw materials in Northern Nigeria.

The businesswoman also founded Citizens Hub in January 2017. Citizens Hub is a non-profit organization that seeks to build a solution-driven and dynamic approach to building a financially independent, active and responsible citizenry. Citizens Hub is based in Abuja, Nigeria capital.

Aisha Yesufu’s Marriage

Aisha Yesufu got married to her husband Aliu, an Auchi man in 1996 while at the university at the age of 24. She was the one who approached her husband. The marriage is blessed with two children a son and a daughter with the youngest child (her daughter) born in December 2001. Aisha Yesufu once revealed that she is not a big fan of house chores. She says her husband is her number one fan.

Aisha Yesufu’s Activism

Activism as always being part of Aisha Yesufu life. She as always stood up against injustice. Aisha Yesufu do tell tales of how she participated in several protests while studying at the 3 universities she attended. She has been actively involved in over 100 protest marches demanding social justice in Nigeria.

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Aisha was a columnist at Daily Times from September 2019 to March 2020 where she wrote about contemporary issues affecting Nigeria. The Bring Back Our Girls civil rights group where she was the co-convener persistence helped in the rescue of at least 100 Chibok girls from the Boko Haram terrorist group with more still missing. She was the Sit-Out Coordinator and then Chairperson of the Strategic Team of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign group. Since 30th of April 2014, the civil the group has staged a sit-in protest at the Unity Fountain to compel the government to bring back the remaining girls despite all forms of intimidation and harassment by security agents and the Nigerian government.

In 2019, Aisha volunteered as a member of the Oby Ezekwesili Presidential Campaign Organization during the 2019 elections in Nigeria. In 2020, she was very active in the #EndSars campaign. Aisha and several thousands of Nigeria protested against police brutality that eventually led to the dissolution of the SARS tactical unit on Sunday, October 11, 2020, by the Inspector General of Police.

Aisha Yusufu is very active on social media and is known to fight injustice both online and offline. She has been physically present in at least over 100 protests in Nigeria and is known to be one of the positive change voice in Nigeria. She is fluent in English, Hausa, and Etsako languages. Aisha won an Award for Humanitarian Service during her NYSC. She as also won the Social Person of the week on Kakaaki and was also given the Voice of Humanity award by the Guardian Newspaper. Aisha Yusufu is a practising Muslim.

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