Top 20 Football Clubs - The Most Attractive Employers in Sport 2024

It’s that time of the year again! Today we start publishing the shortlists for the 2024 Most Attractive Employers in Sport Awards, which will take place in Lausanne on June 4th, as part of the iWorkinSport Job Fair.

From now until the end of May, we will publish, every other day, a list of the Top 20 (and then the Top 10) sports organisations named as the Most Attractive Employers in Sport, in 10 different categories.

We kick off the list with Football Clubs. Unsurprisingly, European clubs dominated the 2024 Most Attractive Employers in Sport Survey. England landed six teams in the Top 20, while Spain and Italy landed four each. Germany had two teams on the shortlist, while France, the Netherlands and Wales each had one. Yes, that’s correct: Wales. Apparently, the massive exposure created by its acquisition by Hollywood celebrities, plus the television docuseries, has contributed to make Wrexham AFC one of the most attractive football clubs for those seeking to work in sport. The lone non-European team, marking its first appearance in the list is Al Nassr, recently experiencing a rise in profile after the signing of Portuguese star Christiano Ronaldo.

The list is the result of a study conducted by iWorkinSport, which surveyed more than 1,600 people from 83 countries representing all continents, with the majority already working in sport, and asked them a simple question: “If you could choose to work anywhere in sport, where would that be?” 

At first, the respondents chose organisations divided into ten categories and, at the end, they indicated one single preferred choice, overall – the “Employer of their Dreams”. 

The final rankings of the iWorkinSport Most Attractive Employers 2024 will be announced at an Awards ceremony at the Olympic Museum, in Lausanne, on June 4th, at a VIP dinner offered to recruiters and academic partners of the iWorkinSport Job Fair, which will take place the following day in Lausanne. 

In the category Football Clubs, the 20 most voted teams were, in alphabetical order:

AC Milan (ITA)

Ajax (NED)

Al Nassr (SAU)

Arsenal (ENG)

Atletico Madrid (ESP)

Barcelona (ESP)

Bayern Munich (GER)

Borussia Dortmund (GER)

Chelsea (ENG)

Internazionale Milan (ITA)

Juventus (ITA)

Liverpool (ENG)

Manchester City (ENG)

Manchester United (ENG)

Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)

Real Madrid (ESP)

Roma (ITA)

Sevilla (ESP)

Tottenham Hotspur (ENG)

Wrexham A.F.C. (WAL)

The iWorkinSport Most Attractive Employers in Sport 2024 Report will be released on June 5th, 2024. The report will also feature insightful sports job market trends analysis and interviews. To ensure you receive a copy of the report, pre-order your free copy HERE.

Over the coming weeks, the shortlists in each category will be announced. To find out which companies are shortlisted, follow iWorkinSport’s professional and social media channels: LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter (or X)and

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More about The Most Attractive Employers in Sport 2024

The survey was conducted from 16 January to 17 March 2023 and counted 1,619 respondents, from 101 nationalities, living in 83 countries, with 84% having at least a bachelor degree and 52% with postgraduate education, while 87% already work in sport. Detailed demographics data will be available in the report.

Disclaimer: As the name suggests, the Most Attractive Employers in Sport survey doesn’t necessarily measure employees’ satisfaction but rather the companies’ Employer Branding - as it is open to anyone with a desire to work in sport to participate. 

About iWorkinSport

iWorkinSport is the Global Hub for all things career, recruitment and education in sport.


The company connects and provides solutions and opportunities to all stakeholders in the field of career development in sport - be it candidates, employers, employees, students, academic programmes, HR professionals, recruitment agencies, consultants, career coaches, etc. It also produces, aggregates and curates content and knowledge relevant to careers in sport.


iWorkinSport was created in 2017 with the aim to organise the first truly international career fair focused on the sports industry. It enables some of the most renowned organisations to meet, interview and recruit students and alumni from the most prestigious sport management programmes in the world. 


World-class sports organisations have been in attendance, recruiting at the event. The next iWorkinSport Job Fair will happen in Lausanne, Switzerland, on June 5th. For more information and to register, go to  


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