Top 10 Football Clubs in the World 2015

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7. Arsenal

Arsenal is a professional football club based in Holloway, London.

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It is one of the successful football clubs in the English Premier League winning 13 Division and Premier League tiles and 12 FA Cups.

It was founded in 1886 and joined the Football League in 1893, becoming the first club from south of England to do so. Its success stream started in the 1930s having won five League Championships and two FA Cups during that period. By 1971 it won the League and FA Cup Double in 1971. In 1990s and 2000s its successful run continued as it won a Cup Double, two League and FA Cup Doubles. Arsenal was undefeated during the 2003-2004 season and was the first club from London to reach the UEFA Champions League Final.

Arsenal fans call the club as “The Gunners” and refer themselves as “Gooners” derived from that name. Its fan base is known for its loyalty as almost all their home matches sell out. In 2007-07 it had the second-highest average League attendance of nearly 99.5% of the available capacity signifying the kind of fan base it enjoys. It has the seventh highest average attendance among all the European football clubs.

Arsenal Holdings plc is its parent company which operates as a non- public limited company with only 62,217 shares of it been issued. They are not traded publicly on stock exchanges unlike the other football clubs.

It has a plenty of “media firsts”. Its match with Sheffield United was the first match in English League to be broadcasted live on radio. Also their exhibition match was the first football match in the world to be telecasted live on television.

David O'Leary has played the most number of matches for the club (722 games). Thierry Henry holds the  record for the maximum number of goals (228 goals).

It current squad consists of players like Gabriel, Ozil, Petr Chec and others.

Market Value: $1307 million

Revenue: $487 million

Social Media following (Facebook and Twitter): 40 million