Manchester United Replace Real Madrid As Most Valuable Club

Manchester United Replace Real Madrid As Most Valuable Club

Manchester United were valued at $3.69 billion by Forbes.

The team's ascension to the top spot is a product of a "powerful brand and marketing acumen", according to Forbes. The big Italian club got the qualification to the Europa League after an odd year, because they started very well but struggled at the end of the season.

Real Madrid, who held top spot for the last four years, fell to third place with a value of $3.58 billion. "As a result, although not a single team declined in value year-over-year when measured in euros, 9 of the 20 teams decreased when valued in USA dollars", Forbes said in its statement.

Bayern Munich ($2.71bn) and Manchester City ($2.08bn) also made the top five.

Juventus, owned by the Agnelli family, is ninth on the list with a value at $1.26 billion.

Tottenham rounded out the top 10 with a value of $1.06 billion.




This, the report states, is enabling the top teams to "monetize their huge supporter bases".

The Europa League victor have generated 60 million pounds more than both Spanish giants Barcelona and Madrid, the Mirror reported.

The team brought in $405 million in advertising and sponsorship revenue, more than any other soccer team.

UEFA president Aleksander?eferin has gone on record saying he will "make sure UEFA competitions never become closed leagues or tournaments".

While the mattress makers' financial picture is a bit less cloudy due to the unprecedented success of the past five-plus years, Diego Simeone's men continue to punch above their weight competing against the rich list's upper echelon.

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