Check Out Forbes List Of 10 Most Valuable Football Teams

Five Premier League sides are included in the top 10 football rich list released by Forbes.

Real Madrid and Barcelona are the only two Spanish La Liga sides in the list of top 10 most valuable teams in the world and occupy the best two spots on the ladder.

Manchester United are third, Bayern Munich fourth Manchester City fifth; Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool are sixth to eighth respectively.

Cristiano Ronaldo Celebrates Scoring a Penalty Against Barcelona. Image: Getty.
Cristiano Ronaldo Celebrates Scoring a Penalty Against Barcelona. Image: Getty.

10. AC Milan

Owner/Controlling Shareholder: Silvio Berlusconi

Current Value (£mil): 510
1-Year value change (%): -10

Revenues (£mil): 223
Operating Income (£mil): 35.5
The Italian giants cling onto a place in the top 10 despite a fall in valuation, and ongoing struggles on the pitch.

9. Juventus

Owner/Controlling Shareholder: Agnelli family
Current Value (£mil): 550

1-Year value change (%): -2

Revenues (£mil): 249
Operating Income (£mil): 33
The Champions League semi-finalists pip AC Milan to the title of richest Italian club, helped by three (about to become four) successive Serie A titles.

8. Liverpool

Owner/Controlling Shareholder: John Henry, Tom Werner

1-Year value change (%): 42
Current Value (£mil): 646

Revenues (£mil): 273
Operating Income (£mil): 57
Liverpool are the lowest ranked English side in the list, but have benfitted from a return to Champions League football.

7. Arsenal

Owner/Controlling Shareholder: Stan Kroenke

Current Value (£mil): 900
1-Year value change (%): 58

Revenues (£mil): 346
Operating Income (£mil): 55
Chelsea’s value has enjoyed a healthy increase this year, taking them above their London rivals Arsenal.

6. Chelsea

Owner/Controlling Shareholder: Roman Abramovich
Current Value (£mil): 900

1-Year value change (%): 58
Revenues (£mil): 346
Operating Income (£mil): 55

Chelsea’s value has enjoyed a healthy increase this year, taking them above their London rivals Arsenal.

5. Manchester City

Owner/Controlling Shareholder: Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Current Value (£mil): 910
1-Year value change (%): 59

Revenues (£mil): 370
Operating Income (£mil): 80
City continue to prosper financially under the backing of the wealthy Sheikh Mansour.

4. Bayern Munich

Owner/Controlling Shareholder: Club members

Current Value (£bil): 1.51
1-Year value change (%): 27

Revenues (£mil): 435
Operating Income (£mil): 51
The fan-owned model seems to be working for Bayern, whose value has gone up by 27% over the last year.

3. Manchester United

Owner/Controlling Shareholder: Glazer family

Current Value (£bil): 2.04
1-Year value change (%): 10

Revenues (£mil): 462
Operating Income (£mil): 139
United are the highest-ranked English club, and the club’s deep reserves have led to speculation they’ll make a £100 million bid for Gareth Bale this summer.

2. Barcelona

Owner/Controlling Shareholder: Club members

Current Value (£bil): 2.1
1-Year value change (%): -1

Revenues (£mil): 432
Operating Income (£mil): 114
Barcelona are on the verge of a La Liga and Champions League double, but they have been pipped to the top of the rich list by…

1. Real Madrid

Owner/Controlling Shareholder: Club members

Current Value (£bil): 2.17
1-Year value change (%): -5

Revenues (£mil): 491
Operating Income (£mil): 112
Despite a 5% decrease in value, Real Madrid top the list for the third consecutive year. Who will be the Galactico on the club’s shopping list this summer then?

Tottenham, Newcastle and West Ham complete the Premier League’s representation in the top 20, following the recent £5.136billion domestic television deal

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