American business magazine Forbes has released its annual list of the 10 most valuable football clubs in the world.
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Premier League giants Manchester United managed to retain the top spot for a second consecutive year, despite ending the previous campaign without any silverware. The 2017/18 Premier League runners-up were valued at $4.12 billion (R72.52 billion) by Forbes, up by 12% from a year ago, according to Forbes.
Spanish giants Real Madrid, who won their third straight UEFA Champions League title last month, find themselves in second place with a value of $4.08 billion (R71.81 billion), up 14% from the previous year.
2017/18 LaLiga champions FC Barcelona are in third place with a value of $4.06 billion (R71.46 billion), while Bayern Munich and Manchester City are placed fourth and fifth, respectively. The Bundesliga champions are said to be worth $3.06 billion (R53.86 billion) while the Citizens are valued at $2.47 billion (R43.47 billion).
Forbes based their valuations "on the level of equity plus net debt" of the clubs and are of the opinion that "Barcelona or Real Madrid could soon take over the top spot – the former because of their consistently high performance in the Champions League and the latter because of additional expected revenue from their renovated stadium when completed in four years".
Rounding up the top 10 most valuable clubs in the world, according to Forbes, are Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Serie A giants Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur, respectively.
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