Most lucrative shirt sponsorships in football with Man Utd No1 and Chelsea & Arsenal both in top 10

MANCHESTER UNITED boast the most-lucrative shirt sponsorship contract in world football.

And things are only going to get better for the Old Trafford giants.


United currently rake in £61million per year from American car giants Chevrolet.

The deal had been worth £64m per season and was due to run until the end of the season.

But with the coronavirus pandemic scaring potential suitors away, Man Utd chiefs opted to extend their deal with Chevrolet by six months.

And now United are in talks with a host of potential sponsors – including a mystery US software firm – over a bumper new contract set to blow everyone else out of the water.

Despite the value of their Chevrolet deal dropping by £3m, United still earn marginally more from their lead kit sponsor than any other club in the world.

Real Madrid come in second, pocketing £60m a season from Fly Emirates.

Barcelona (Rakuten) and Paris Saint-Germain (Accor) come in third and fourth, earning £47m and £43m respectively.

An incredible five of the next six clubs hail from the Premier League.

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TOP 10 FOOTBALL SHIRT SPONSORSHIP DEALS

  1. Man Utd – Chevrolet: £61million per year
  2. Real Madrid – Fly Emirates: £60m
  3. Barcelona – Rakuten: £47m
  4. PSG – Accor: £43m
  5. Chelsea – Three: £40m
  6. Man City – Etihad Airways: £39m
  7. Bayern Munich – T-Mobile: £36m
  8. Liverpool – Standard Chartered: £27m
  9. Arsenal – Emirates: £26m
  10. Tottenham – AIA: £25m

Chelsea's deal with Three sees them take home £40m per season – good for fifth on the list.

Manchester City's £39m-a-year contract with Etihad Airways sees them take the sixth spot.

Bayern Munich come in seventh, with their partnership with T-Mobile worth £36m per season.

Liverpool's deal with Standard Chartered sees them edge out North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham.

The Reds take home £27m per year, more than the Gunners (Emirates, £26m) and Spurs (AIA, £25m).

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