Forbes' list of the most valuable football clubs

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This is a list of the richest football clubs in the world as ranked by Forbes magazine on their worth in United States dollars.


Current ranking[edit]

Rankings as of 7 May 2014.[1]

RankTeamCountryValue ($M)[2]% change
on year
Revenue ($M)
1Real MadridSpain Spain3,4404675
2BarcelonaSpain Spain3,20023627
3Manchester UnitedEngland England2,810-11551
4Bayern MunichGermany Germany1,85041561
5ArsenalEngland England1,3300370
6ChelseaEngland England868-4394
7Manchester CityEngland England86325411
8AC MilanItaly Italy856-9343
9JuventusItaly Italy85022354
10LiverpoolEngland England6916313
11Borussia DortmundGermany Germany60038333
12Schalke 04Germany Germany58016258
13Tottenham HotspurEngland England514-1224
14InternazionaleItaly Italy48320219
15Paris Saint-GermainFrance France415N/A518
16GalatasarayTurkey Turkey347N/A204
17Atlético MadridSpain Spain328N/A156
18HamburgGermany Germany3269176
19RomaItaly Italy307N/A162
20NapoliItaly Italy296-10156

Historical rankings[edit]

2013 rankings[edit]

Rankings as of 17 April 2013.[3]

RankTeamCountryValue ($M)[2]% change
on year
Revenue ($M)
1Real MadridSpain Spain3,30076650
2Manchester UnitedEngland England3,16542502
3BarcelonaSpain Spain2,60099613
4ArsenalEngland England1,3263368
5Bayern MunichGermany Germany1,3096468
6AC MilanItaly Italy945-4326
7ChelseaEngland England90118409
8JuventusItaly Italy69417248
9Manchester CityEngland England68935362
10LiverpoolEngland England6515296
11Tottenham HotspurEngland England520-8226
12Schalke 04Germany Germany498-15221
13Borussia DortmundGermany Germany43616240
14InternazionaleItaly Italy401-18236
15LyonFrance France368-4167
16CorinthiansBrazil Brazil358-119
17NapoliItaly Italy33016188
18HamburgGermany Germany300-16154
19MarseilleFrance France285-18167
20Newcastle UnitedEngland England2639146

2012 rankings[edit]

Rankings as of 19 April 2012.[4]

RankTeamCountryValue ($M)[2]% change
on year
Revenue ($M)
1Manchester UnitedEngland England2,23520532
2Real MadridSpain Spain1,87729695
3BarcelonaSpain Spain1,30734653
4ArsenalEngland England1,2928364
5Bayern MunichGermany Germany1,23518466
6MilanItaly Italy98918341
7ChelseaEngland England76116362
8LiverpoolEngland England61912295
9JuventusItaly Italy591-8223
10Schalke 04Germany Germany58756293
11Tottenham HotspurEngland England56437262
12InternazionaleItaly Italy49011307
13Manchester CityEngland England44352246
14Borussia DortmundGermany Germany39452197
15LyonFrance France3858193
16HamburgGermany Germany3554187
17RomaItaly Italy35438208
18MarseilleFrance France34926218
19ValenciaSpain Spain288-186
20NapoliItaly Italy283-167

2011 rankings[edit]

Rankings as of 20 April 2011.[5]

RankTeamCountryValue ($M)[2]% change
on year
Revenue ($M)
1Manchester UnitedEngland England1,8641428
2Real MadridSpain Spain1,40010537
3ArsenalEngland England1,2001336
4Bayern MunichGermany Germany1,1006396
5BarcelonaSpain Spain975-2488
6MilanItaly Italy8385289
7ChelseaEngland England6582313
8JuventusItaly Italy628-4251
9LiverpoolEngland England552-33276
10InternazionaleItaly Italy4417275
11Tottenham Hotspur F.C.England England41211179
12SchalkeGermany Germany377-2171
13LyonFrance France3588179
14HamburgGermany Germany3403179
15Manchester CityEngland England29113153
16StuttgartGermany Germany2810141
17Werder BremenGermany Germany2792147
18MarseilleFrance France2776173
19Atlético MadridSpain Spain2756153
20Borussia DortmundGermany Germany260-1124

2010 rankings[edit]

Rankings as of April 2010.[6][7]

RankTeamCountryValue ($M)[2]Debt as
% of value[8]
% change
on year
Revenue ($M)Operating
income ($m)[9]
1Manchester UnitedEngland England1,83546-2459150
2Real MadridSpain Spain1,32354-2563130
3ArsenalEngland England1,18141-2369102
4BarcelonaSpain Spain1,000584513113
5Bayern MunichGermany Germany99014-1140661
6LiverpoolEngland England82247-1930437
7MilanItaly Italy8000-1927641
8JuventusItaly Italy6563928557
9ChelseaEngland England6468-19340-73
10InternazionaleItaly Italy413012276-14
11SchalkeGermany Germany38450-25175-7
12Tottenham HotspurEngland England37229-1618635
13LyonFrance France33310-211965
14HamburgGermany Germany3290020641
15RomaItaly Italy3080-1920525
16Werder BremenGermany Germany2740-616124
17MarseilleFrance France2620918719
18Borussia DortmundGermany Germany26132-201458
19Manchester CityEngland England2580-17143-56
20Newcastle UnitedEngland England1988-30142-49

2009 rankings[edit]

Rankings as of April 2009.[10]

RankTeamCountryValue ($M)[2]Debt as
% of value[8]
% change
on year
Revenue ($M)Operating
income ($m)[9]
1Manchester UnitedEngland England1,870544512160
2Real MadridSpain Spain1,35323557681
3ArsenalEngland England1,200107034980
4Bayern MunichGermany Germany1,11002146559
5LiverpoolEngland England1,01059-433250
6MilanItaly Italy99002433058
7BarcelonaSpain Spain9604322487108
8ChelseaEngland England800925424-13
9JuventusItaly Italy60051826446
10SchalkeGermany Germany51038923441
11Tottenham HotspurEngland England445291222870
12LyonFrance France42318424594
13RomaItaly Italy3819-1227669
14InternazionaleItaly Italy37077-827227
15HamburgGermany Germany33001320244
16Borussia DortmundGermany Germany3253311839
17Manchester CityEngland England310062164-16
18Werder BremenGermany Germany29201217727
19Newcastle UnitedEngland England28596-5198-13
20StuttgartGermany Germany2640not reported17618
21Aston VillaEngland England24010261501
21MarseilleFrance France24002820020
23CelticScotland Scotland21814-414511
24EvertonEngland England20749515114
25RangersScotland Scotland19486not reported12815


2008 rankings[edit]

This is the April 2008 list.[11]

RankTeamCountryValue ($M)[2]Debt as
%of value[8]
% change
on year
Revenue ($M)Operating
income($m)[9]
1Manchester UnitedEngland England1,8006024394111
2Real MadridSpain Spain1,2852724474112
3ArsenalEngland England1,200433132977
4LiverpoolEngland England1,0506513126960
5Bayern MunichGermany Germany9170930272
6MilanItaly Italy7980-330754
7BarcelonaSpain Spain784274739292
8ChelseaEngland England764042382-5
9JuventusItaly Italy5105-1019635
10SchalkeGermany Germany47048015436
11RomaItaly Italy434129421348
12Tottenham HotspurEngland England414157020764
13LyonFrance France40871919015
14InternazionaleItaly Italy4030-2720721
15Borussia DortmundGermany Germany323576312231
16Newcastle UnitedEngland England300431617512
17HamburgGermany Germany29303216341
18Werder BremenGermany Germany2620n/a13111
19ValenciaSpain Spain25415931145-45
20CelticScotland Scotland227112315148
21EvertonEngland England1973024103-1
22West Ham UnitedEngland England1952325115-22
23Manchester CityEngland England19163-811427
24Aston VillaEngland England1901236106-40
25MarseilleFrance France18701913413

2007 rankings[edit]

This is the list released in March 2007.

#TeamCountryValue ($M)[2]Debt as
%of value[8]
% change
on year
Revenue ($M)Operating
income($m)[9]
1Manchester UnitedEngland England1,45384631092
2Real MadridSpain Spain1,03610237483
3ArsenalEngland England91553924620
4Bayern MunichGermany Germany8380926262
5MilanItaly Italy8240-1030546
6JuventusItaly Italy56717-1832145
7InternazionaleItaly Italy555n/a1026426
8ChelseaEngland England537286283-37
9BarcelonaSpain Spain535122233112
10SchalkeGermany Germany471534515737
11LiverpoolEngland England454182822537
12LyonFrance France343n/a6516310
13Newcastle UnitedEngland England26046-1415911
14Tottenham HotspurEngland England2430271379
15RomaItaly Italy2240-1516253
16HamburgGermany Germany221n/an/a13031
17Manchester CityEngland England20883-61149
18Borussia DortmundGermany Germany199126611141
19AjaxNetherlands Netherlands196013959
20CelticScotland Scotland1851418106-8
21EvertonEngland England1653234107-15
22MarseilleFrance France157n/an/a1056
23West Ham UnitedEngland England15627n/a1116
24RangersScotland Scotland14773211312
25Aston VillaEngland England140161691-21

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mike Ozanian (7 May 2014). "The World's Most Valuable Soccer Teams". Forbes. Forbes. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Estimated by Forbes based on past transactions, market value, debt, and stadium.
  3. ^ Mike Ozanian (2 March 2014). "Soccer's Most Valuable Teams: At $3.3 Billion, Real Madrid Knocks Manchester United From Top Spot". Forbes. Forbes. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Dan Bigman (19 April 2012). "The World’s Most Valuable Soccer Teams". Forbes. Forbes. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Dan Bigman (20 April 2011). "The World’s Most Valuable Soccer Teams". Forbes. Forbes. Retrieved 29 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "The Business Of Soccer". Forbes.com. 21 April 2010. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "2010 Soccer Team Valuations". Forbes.com. 30 June 2009. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c d Includes stadium debt
  9. ^ a b c d Revenue before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization.
  10. ^ "2009 Soccer Team Valuations". Forbes.com. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  11. ^ "2008 Soccer Team Valuations". Forbes.com. 30 June 2007. Retrieved 4 May 2013.