Top 10 Football Clubs in the World 2016

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9. Liverpool

Liverpool F.C. is a British football club based in Liverpool and is hugely popular club worldwide.

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It was founded in 1892 and has been playing out of Anfield, its home ground, ever since, which has a seating capacity of 44,700+ & is the seventh largest football stadium of England. 1970s and 80s was the golden period of Liverpool when it bagged a total of 11 league and 7 European league titles.


It has won a total of 18 League titles, 7 FA Cups, 8 League Cups and 15 FA Community Shields. It hails to be the English Club with maximum number of European Trophies. Some of its most successful managers were Bill Shankley and Bob Paisley. Ian Callaghan made the maximum appearances Liverpool and Ian Rush was its highest scorer with 346 goals. Steven Gerrard, Michael Owens, Robbie Fowler are amongst the other noted players which have won laurels for Liverpool.

John Houlding is hailed to be the founder of the club. Forbes Magazine has ranked Chelsea as 8th most valuable club of the world with total value of 1.55bn $. The club has had intense traditional rivalry with Manchester United and Everton wherein the clubs’ supporters were involved in major tragedies. The club’s anthem named “You’ll Never Walk Alone” is a major hit amongst its loyal supporters and fans alike.

Liverpool had a disappointing 2015-16 season where it finished at the 8th position with just 60 points. The current squad consists of Daniel Sturridge, Alberto Moreno, Loris Karius, Philippe Coutinho and was managed by Jürgen Klopp. The team along with its manager has faced huge criticism for its recent performance and expectations are rife for a major spinoff in the squad to retain Liverpool’s lost glory in the next season.

Total Value (in Bn $): 1.55

Revenue (in Mn $): 471

Social media following (Mn): 34.5

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