Real Madrid named by Forbes as the world’s most valuable football team

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May 6, 2015 The Guardian

Forbes estimates Real Madrid are the world’s most valuable football team for the third consecutive year despite a 5% decrease to $3.26bn (£2.14bn).

The magazine said on Wednesday it lists Barcelona second at $3.16bn, a 1% drop, followed by Manchester United at $3.1bn, a 10% rise. Bayern Munich are fourth at $2.35bn after a 27% increase.

Manchester City ($1.38bn) are fifth, followed by Chelsea ($1.37bn), Arsenal ($1.31bn), Liverpool ($982m), Juventus ($837m) and Milan ($775m).

Forbes estimates revenue for 2013-14 was $746m for Real Madrid, $657m for Barcelona, $703m for United and $661m for Bayern Munich.

Value is estimated using 22 April exchange rates and revenue with average rates for the 2013-14 season.

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