Real Madrid generated revenue of $720 million in 2012-13 season.
For the first time since the 10 years Forbes began ranking the world’s most valuable soccer teams a decade ago, two Spanish teams, Real Madrid and Barcelona, have grabbed the top two spots.
During the 2012-13 season, Real Madrid generated revenue of $720 million (N117 billion) – the most of any team in history in any sport–and are now worth $3.44 billion (N555 billion), 4 per cent more than for 2013, Forbes said.
Barcelona posted the second highest revenue $670 million (N108 billion) and are worth $3.2 billion (N515 billion), up 23 per cent from 2013.
Other clubs in the top ten are:
3. Bayern Munich – $600 million (N97 billion)
4. Manchester United – $590 dollars (N95 billion)
5. Paris Saint-Germain – $554 million (N89 billion)
6. Manchester City – $440 million (N71 billion)
7. Chelsea – $420 million (N68 billion)
8. Arsenal – $395 million (N64 billion)
9. Juventus – $380 million (N61 billion)
10. AC Milan – N365 million (N60 billion)
Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool FC, Schalke 04, Tottenham Hotspur and Internazionale of Italy hold the 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th positions respectively.
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