Who is the biggest football club in the world? There are several ways to evalute how big a football club is. In terms of titles, for instance. In term of wealth a club generate. There are other variables. One of the most important is, without a doubt, the number of fans, as it helps to show how much a club is loved all around the world.
This is the ranking of clubs with the most paid-up members in the world, according to Goal. Germany’s Bayern München is on the top of the list. Check it out.
10. Manchester United (England): 150.000
The red devils are facing challeging times for some years, but they still are powerfull and a big crush for millions and millions football fans all around the world. Manchester United has more than 150 thousand members that keep Old Traford an iconic stadium.
9. Borussia Dortmund (Germany): 154.000
Everybody knows the famous “yellow wall” in the Signal Iduna Park. Although Bayern München is the dominant force in Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund has the most spectacular fanbase in the world. Borussia is a special club also because its fans.
8. River Plate (Argentina): 155.000
It’s one of the majors clubs in South America, with more than 155 thousand members. We are talking about River Plate, very popular and succed in the region: 4 Copas Libertadores and a World Championship, for instance.
7. Schalke 04 (Germany): 155.000
When you think about Bundesliga, Schalke 04 might not be the first or second club that comes to your mind. Still, the club of Gelsenkirchen is one of the most popular in Germany, with more than 155 thousand members.
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6. Sporting (Portugal): 160.000
Sporting of Lisbon is crossing a desert in terms of championships for quite long time. Yet, its fanbase keep their passion to the club. The lions have more than 160 thousand members. An important characteristic that made Sporting so unique is the echletism of the club, with hundreds of titles in other sports.
5. Vasco da Gama (Brazil): 176.000
With an importan history in the Brazilian football, Vasco da Gama is one of the most beloved clubs in the country of samba and football, with more than 176 thousand members.
4. Boca Juniors (Argentina): 206.000
With more than 206 thousand members, Boca Juniors is one of the biggest clubs in South America. It’s one of the most historical clubs in Argentina. The biggest football stars were born in Boca Juniors. La Bambonera, Boca’s stadium, is an iconic piece of football history.
3. Barcelona (Spain): 223.000
Everyone knows that the Catalans are very enthusiastic when it comes to their traditions and symbols. So no one is surprise to see Barcelona in this list, with more than 223 thousand members. In the field, the blaugrana are used to be dominant, beside Real Madrid.
2. Benfica (Portugal): 230.000
Portugal is a small country, with more or less 10 million inhabitants. Yet, the country can give 2 clubs to this list, as football is the most popular sport. Benfica has more than 230 thousand members, which made the club of Lisbon the most popular club in Portugal. Estádio da Luz is considered one of the most fearfull stadiums in the World.
1. Bayern München (Germany): 293.000
Bayern München is the biggest club in the World, in terms of membership: 293 thousand members. Its dominance in the field helps to attract even more fans. With that, Bayern München gets more and more popularity in the world, making the club richer every year.