Winning the richest national soccer league for 13 of the last 21 years has guaranteed a big slice of broadcast revenue, and allowed the club to amass a global following of over 650 million – a loyal and lucrative market for merchandising partners and sponsors such as Nike (NKE), General Motors (GM) and many others.
By Mark Thompson, CNNMoney International Editor
|Deficit for 2017 hits $666 billion|
|Laptops could be banned from checked airline bags due to fire risk|
|Amazon could put its second HQ in Canada. But will it?|
|Fox News host Chris Wallace slams network colleagues for attacks on press|