Manchester United have once again been named as the world’s richest club by Forbes magazine, the eighth year in a row, with our value estimated at an £1.39billion, which is a 20% increase on last year.
We are also the most valuable team in any sport, with United being worth £240m more than both America’s biggest teams, Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees and the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League.
1 Man United £1.39bn
2 Real Madrid £1.17bn
3 Barcelona £816m
4 Arsenal £800m
5 Bayern Munich £766m
6 AC Milan £615m
7 Chelsea £474m
8 Liverpool £386m
9 Juventus £367m
10 Schalke 04 £365m
11 Tottenham Hotspur £351m
United brought in an incredible £103.5m in commercial revenue alone last season and £120m in broadcasting revenue (22% more than the season before).
City’s overall value is £276.5m and their wage bill is £93.6m.
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