Top 10 Football Clubs in the World 2015

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8. Liverpool

Liverpool F.C. is a English professional football club based in Liverpool.

It has a huge fan following on the social media and is one of the richest clubs of the English Premier League. It is the English club with the maximum number of European trophies. They consist of 5 European Cups, 3 UEFA Cups and 3 UEFA Super Cups.

It was founded in 1892. It became a part of the Football League in 1893, the year after the formation. Their home ground is Anfield. 1970s and 80s form a golden period of Liverpool when it clinched 11 League titles and seven European titles under the leadership of Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley.

Till now, Liverpool has won 18 League titles along with 7 FA Cups and 8 League Cups. It has also won 15 FA Community Sheilds. But its dream of winning a Premier League title is yet to be fulfilled.

The clubs long-standing rivalries are with Manchester United and Everton. The club’s anthem is “You’ll Never Walk Alone” which its fans chant during their matches in the home ground. It forms one of the best supported clubs in the world with a huge fan base across 50 countries. Kopites, is what the fans refer to themselves.

Since its inception, 45 members captained the Liverpool football Club. Andrew Hannah was the first captain of the club after it separated from Everton. Steven Gerrard was the longest serving captain serving the club since 2004-04 for 12 seasons. Jordan Henderson is the present captain of the club.

The current squad features players like James Milner, Lucas Leiva, Jordon Ibe, Ryen Kent and others.

Market Value: $982 million

Revenue: $415 million

Social Media following (Facebook and Twitter): 31 million