We know that every year the sport moves huge amounts of money around. Couple that together with the powerful brand images of the major clubs and what you get are businesses capable of stirring the passions of millions of fans while generating billions. Yet we never compare the size of a soccer club with that of a large corporation from another sector. That's something we at Goalnomics will attempt to remedy, giving you the chance to compare the top European clubs with some well-known companies from the ancient continent.
Market value of the main clubs in comparison with big business (05/2016)
Clubs vs. Companies
The black circles represent soccer clubs while the blue ones represent companies belonging to different sectors. The size of the circles is proportional to the corresponding market value. You can move over them and analyse the figures. (Exchange rates as at 2016/08/30).
HSBC Holdings, Sky Broadcasting, Thomas Cook, EasyJet
Manchester United, Manchester City
Repsol, Inditex, Dia, Liberbank
Real Madrid, Barcelona
Enel, Prada, Pirelli, Cattolica Assicurazioni
Volkswagen Group, Adidas, Hugo Boss, Deutsche Lufthansa
Bayern München, Borussia Dortmund