Barcelona Now Number 1 – Forbes Unveils World’s Most Valuable Football Teams

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Barcelona are the most valuable football team in the world, according to Forbes’ list of 20 most valuable football teams released Monday.

It is the first time that Barcelona would attain the top spot, beating perennial table-toppers Manchester United (11 times) and Real Madrid (five times).

The Catalan club is valued at $4.76 billion, beating bitter rivals Real Madrid’s $4.75 billion valuation.

German giants, Bayern Munich are third with a valuation of $4.215 billion.

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The American business magazine said in a report that the world’s 20 most valuable football teams are worth an average of $2.28 billion each, an increase of 30% from two years ago.

This is despite a dip in revenue for the clubs following limited attendance at match venues occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Average revenue for the 20 teams was $441 million for the 2019-20 season, down 9.6% from 2017-18, while average operating income fell by 70% over the period to $23 million,” the report read in part.

List of the most valuable football clubs and valuation:

  1. Barcelona – $4.76 billion
  2. Real Madrid – $4.75 billion
  3. Bayern Munich – $4.215 billion
  4. Manchester United – $4.2 billion
  5. Liverpool – $4.1 billion
  6. Manchester City – $4.1 billion
  7. Chelsea – $3.2 billion
  8. Arsenal – $2.8 billion
  9. Paris Saint Germain – $2.5 billion
  10. Tottenham Hotspur – $2.3 billion
  11. Juventus – $1.95 billion
  12. Borussia Dortmund – $1.9 billion
  13. Altetico Madrid – $1 billion
  14. Inter Milan – $743 million
  15. Everton – $658 million
  16. AC Milan – $559 million
  17. AS Roma – $548 million
  18. West Ham – $508 million
  19. Leicester City – $455 million
  20. Ajax Amsterdam – $413 million

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