England’s most storied club is named, once again, the most valuable club in all of soccer.
Forbes released their list of most valuable soccer clubs in the world and the giants of the Premiership, Manchester United, have topped the list yet again. The “Red Devils,” owned by Malcolm Glazer and his family, are worth $2.24 billion, up 20% from last year. The current holders of the Premier League title also boast a global fan base of some 330 million, which helps make them world’s most valuable team in any sport, ahead of the NY Yankees and the Dallas Cowboys by $385 million. Every year since Forbes began calculating valuations for the sport in 2004, Manchester United have been the top soccer team.
The five teams that are worth at least $1 billion–Manchester United, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Arsenal, Bayern Munich–advanced to at least the round of 16 in last year’s Champions League.
See the top 10 most valuable soccer clubs in the world:
|Rank||Team||Current Value ($mil)||1-Yr Value Change (%)||Revenue ($mil)||Operating Income ($mil)|