Real Madrid pip Barcelona as world's richest football club

Sport360 staff 20:51 11/05/2016
This year's numbers have been boosted by TV deals.

Real is worth $3.65 billion, a 12% increase on last year and are second only to the Dallas Cowboys (worth $4 billion) as the world’s richest sports team.

Their fierce rivals Barcelona are second, worth $3.55 billion and also seeing a 12% increase on value in the past 12 months.

All the teams from Europe’s major leagues are seeing financial growth on the back of staggering TV and sponsorship deals, most beneficial being teams from the English Premier League.

The first of their six clubs in the top-ten are Manchester United who are third on the list, worth $3.32 billion and being the most profitable team to feature with an operating income of $190 million during the 2014-15 season.

In order, the remaining names in the top-ten are; Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Juventus, Tottenham Hotspur.


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