10. AFC Bournemouth
AFC Bournemouth is perhaps one of the best examples of bring broke, but again managing to stand on its own feet. In 1997, AFC Bournemouth were almost forced to close the club, had it not been for its fans, who literally went around the city, raising money for the club. And now, they’ll be playing in the richest football league of the world, the Premier League. Then-youth-player Eddie Howe and current manager of AFC Bournemouth was quick to thank fans for their efforts to keep the torch lighted. They were almost relegated to the fifth level of football, had it not been for their fans.