Man Utd fall out of top three as Liverpool climb & Arsenal fall in rich list


Manchester United have been knocked out of the top three richest teams in the world while Liverpool have climbed three places, according to Forbes.

Bayern Munich have moved ahead of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, who have fallen down to fourth place despite being valued at around £3.05billion.

Barcelona are still the world’s most valuable football club, worth a huge £3.46billion – although the difference between themselves and rivals Real Madrid in second is fractional.

Premier League champions Liverpool are currently ranked fifth and are valued at £2.98b, with Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal ranked sixth, seventh and eighth respectively in the richest list.

Klopp’s side recently struck a deal with private equity firm RedBird Capital, which saw the club owners Fenway Sports Group sell a 10 per cent stake of their business for £538m.

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola may have a huge budget to work with when compared to Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, but the Citizens are currently valued at £2.91billion.

Last season’s Champions League finalists Paris Saint-Germain have been ranked in ninth position, while Tottenham bring up the rear in tenth and are valued at £1.67b.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid remained the best club in the world regarding commercial revenue, bringing in £424m through advertising, sponsorships, shirt and kit deals during the 2019-20 campaign.

Premier League sides Everton (15th), West Ham (18th) and Leicester City (19th) made Forbes top 20 most-valuable teams, while Atletico Madrid, Dortmund and Inter Milan joined Juventus in missing out on the top ten.

The full list below, according to Forbes.

1. Barcelona – $4.76billion (£3.46bn)

2. Real Madrid – $4.75billion (£3.46bn)

3. Bayern Munich – $4.22billion (£3.07bn)

4. Manchester United – $4.2billion (£3.06bn)

5. Liverpool – $4.1billion (£2.98bn)

6. Manchester City – $4billion (£2.91bn)

7. Chelsea – $3.2billion (£2.33bn)

8. Arsenal – $2.8billion (£2.04bn)

9. Paris Saint-Germain – $2.5billion (£1.82bn)

10. Tottenham Hotspur – $2.3billion (£1.67bn)


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