Image: Real Madrid FCThe 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