Have you ever wondered which football club is the richest in New Zealand? In this article by Top Most 10, the top 10 richest football clubs in New Zealand. Football is the most popular sport in the whole world and same is it in New Zealand.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, can be traced to as far back as the ancient period in China (Han dynasty). The modern game of association football originates from cuju, an ancient Chinese football game, as recognized by FIFA.
The formation of The Football Association was later implemented in London, England in 1863 based on multiple efforts to standardize the varying forms of the game. This allowed clubs to play each other without dispute and which specifically banned handling of the ball (except by goalkeepers) and hacking during open field play. After the fifth meeting of the association, a schism emerged between association football and the rules played by the Rugby school, later to be called rugby football.
At the time, football clubs had played by their own, individual codes and game-day rules usually had to be agreed upon before a match could commence. For example, the Sheffield Rules that applied to most matches played in the Sheffield area were a different code. Football has been an Olympic sport ever since the second modern Summer Olympic Games in 1900.
Here are the top 10 football clubs in New Zealand
10. Wellington Phoenix FC Reserves
Wellington Phoenix FC Reserves is a New Zealand semi-professional football team based in Wellington, New Zealand. They currently serve as the reserve side of the Wellington Phoenix FC of the A-League and compete in the ISPS Handa Premiership.
9. Wanderers SC
Wanderers Special Club were a football club based in Auckland, New Zealand. The team was age-restricted and featured only players below 20 years of age.
The club was created to develop players for the New Zealand national under-20 football team.
8. WaiBOP United
WaiBOP United was a football club based in Hamilton, New Zealand. The club was founded in 2004 and played in the ASB Premiership.
WaiBOP United play their home fixtures at John Kerkhof Park, Cambridge.
7. Tasman United
Tasman United is a football club based in Nelson, New Zealand. The club currently competes in the ISPS Handa Premiership with matches played from Trafalgar Park, capacity 18,000.
The club succeeded Nelson Falcons as the city’s football team on the national stage.
6. Eastern Suburbs AFC
Eastern Suburbs Association Football Club is an amateur association football club in Kohimarama, New Zealand.
The club competes in the ISPS Handa Premiership which is the highest level of domestic football in the country.
5. Hawke’s Bay United
Hawke’s Bay United is an association football club based in Napier, New Zealand. HB United play in the ISPS Handa Premiership – a semi-professional franchise-based league, which runs independently of the winter club season.
Local winter clubs provide the player pool for each franchise.
4. Canterbury United FC
Canterbury United FC is an association football club from Christchurch, New Zealand.
The club plays most of its matches at English Park in Christchurch, though they occasionally play in Nelson. The club competes in the ISPS Handa Premiership, the top level of football in New Zealand.
3. Waitakere United
Waitakere United is a football club based in Waitakere City, New Zealand. They are one of the franchises in the ISPS Handa Premiership.
They play their home games at Fred Taylor Park in Kumeu and The Trusts Arena.
2. Team Wellington
Team Wellington Football Club is one of the ten teams in the ISPS Handa Premiership competition.
Home games are played at David Farrington Park in Miramar, Wellington.
1. Auckland City FC
Auckland City Football Club is an association football club based in Auckland, New Zealand.
The club competes in the New Zealand Football Championship, which is the highest level of domestic football in the country.