Real Madrid Top Forbes’ 2019 World’s Most Valuable Football Teams List

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May 30th 2019

Forbes have just released the 2019 edition of the world’s most valuable soccer teams, and Real Madrid return to top spot once again after a two-year absence from the throne.

Los Blancos are valued at an eye-watering $4.24 billion USD, after raking in $100 million from their third consecutive UEFA Champions League win last year. They also benefited from the rumoured $1.8 billion USD 12-year deal with adidas, which is reportedly the biggest kit deal of all time.

Roma (95.3) and Liverpool (92.4) earned the second and third highest totals from their respective UCL runs last season, with Juve (91) and Bayern Munich (80.1) making up the top five earners from the Champions League in 2017/18.

Alongside breaking down a team’s total valuation, the Forbes’ report outlines clubs Matchday Value, Broadcasting Value, Commercial Value and Brand Revenue, with the report suggesting that the top 20 most valuable teams are worth on average $1.75 billion USD in 2019. This reflects a 3.4% growth from last year — a year in which the top teams’ values already soared by a 8.8%. Check out the full list below:

Top 5 Teams Matchday Value

Barcelona — $809 million USD
Real Madrid — $729 million USD
Manchester United — $655 million USD
Arsenal — $557 million USD
Bayern Munich — $478 million USD

Top 5 Teams Broadcasting Value

Real Madrid — $1.277 billion USD
Manchester United — $1.264 billion USD
Barcelona — $1.245 billion USD
Chelsea — $1.137 billion USD
Manchester City — $1.083 billion USD

Top 5 Teams Commercial Value (Rounded)

Real Madrid — $1.51 billion USD
Barcelona — $1.5 billion USD
Manchester United — $1.45 billion USD
Bayern Munich — $1.34 billion USD
Manchester City — $1 billion USD

Top 5 Teams Brand Value

Real Madrid — $725 million USD
Barcelona — $465 million USD
Manchester United — $444 million USD
Bayern Munich — $392 million USD
Manchester City — $310 million USD

Soccer’s Most Valuable Teams

Real Madrid — $4.24 billion USD
Barcelona — $4 billion USD
Manchester United — $3.8 billion USD
Bayern Munich — $3 billion USD
Manchester City — $2.69 billion USD