For the first time in the history of Forbes ranking, two Spanish teams have taken the first places. But is the United Kingdom who fills most places on the Forbes table.
Real Madrid was considered the most valuable football club in the world with assets of 3.4 billion dollars, according to Forbes. The Spanish team saw its value grow 4% this year.
In the season 2012-2013, the finalist team of the Champions League recorded record revenues – in the entire history of sports – 675 million dollars, reveals the American publication.
At the top, in the second place, there is also a Spanish club: Barcelona, with a wealth of 3.2 billion dollars. The podium is completed by the English team Manchester United, which last year was worth 2.8 billion dollars.
Bayern Munich was the club that grew the most in the last year. An increase of 41%, which represents a wealth of 1.9 billion dollars to the winner of Bundesliga. The new entries are Paris Saint-Germain and Galatasaray respectively, for the 15th and 16th positions.
At the country level, and despite the top spots in Spain, it is England who has more teams in the rank (6). Following are Italy (5), Germany (4), Spain (3), France, and Turkey (both 1).
The Real Madrid player, Cristiano Ronaldo, is the highest paid in the world, receiving 73 million dollars annually. The following is Lionel Messi of Barcelona, with 65 million dollars received in the last year.
See below the complete Forbes list (values in dollars):
1. Real Madrid (3440 million) – Spain
2. Barcelona (3.2 billion) – Spain
3. Manchester United (2.81 billion) – UK
4. Bayern Munich (1.85 billion) – Germany
5. Arsenal (1.33 billion) – UK
6. Chelsea (868 million) – UK
7. Manchester City (863 million) – UK
8. AC Milan (856 million) – Italy
9. Juventus (850 million) – Italy
10. Liverpool (691 million) – UK
11. Borussia Dortmund (600 million) – Germany
12. Schalke 04 (580 million) – Germany
13. Tottenham Hotspur 13 (514 million) – UK
14. Inter Milan (483 million) – Italy
15. Paris Saint-Germain (415 million) – France
16. Galatasaray (347 million) – Turkey
17. Atletico Madrid (328 million) – Spain
18. Hamburg SV (326 million) – Germany
19. Roma (307 million) – Italy
20. Naples (296 million) – Italy
If you liked this article please also check The top 10 richest football clubs in the world in 2014 presented by Deloitte.
Source: forbes.com, scaryfootball.com
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