The Spanish giant club, Real Madrid have retained top spot in Forbes’ list of the world’s richest football teams. This is the club’s fourth successive year in the top position.
Image: Real Madrid FC
The value of the Los Blancos skyrocketed by 12 per cent to $3.6 billion this year. The record also makes Real Madrid the world’s most valuable sports team, second only to the Dallas Cowboys.
Barcelona recorded a 12 percent increase from its previous balance sheet and comes second on the list with a value of $3.5 billion.
According to the report, no other Spanish teams made the top 10.
Image shows stats on the world’s 10 richest clubs.
Manchester United ($3.3 billion), Bayern Munich ($2.7 billion) and Arsenal ($2 billion) completes the top five.
Forbes revealed in the records that the 20 most valuable soccer teams are worth an average of $1.44 billion. The teams share a 24 percent increase from 12 months ago, which is due to the new lucrative television deals that have been agreed.
The top 10 for 2016 is:
1 – Real Madrid
2 – Barcelona
3 – Manchester United
4 – Bayern Munich
5 – Arsenal
6 – Manchester City
7 – Chelsea
8 – Liverpool
9 – Juventus
10 – Tottenham Hotspur