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Real Madrid maintain their place as World's most Valuable team, above Barcelona and Man United


/ by Precious Ossai

Spanish giants Real Madrid maintained their number one position as World's most valuable football team. According to Forbes, Los Blancos experienced an increase from their last year number and are still first place above arch rivals FC Barcelona, Manchester United and German powerhouse Bayern Munich.
Real Madrid most valuable club 2016
Business publication Forbes released their 13th annual list, which confirms Champions League finalists Real Madrid as the World's most valuable football team with a worth of $3.65 billion, an increase on their $3.26bn from last year's list. The 10-time European Cup winners are just a step above rivals FC Barcelona who are in second spot with a value of $3.56bn, while Premier League side and current top 4 battlers Manchester United maintain third place with a value of $3.32bn. German champions Bayern Munich  stay fourth with their worth now up to £2.68bn, while Arsenal who were seventh in the last list rose two places up to complete the top 5 after their value almost doubled from$1.31bn up to$2.02bn over the last year.

The top 10 was dominated by English teams with Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool all occupying the 6th, 7th and 8th spot with values of $1.92bn,$1.66bn and $1.55bn respectively. Serie A winners Juventus are ninth on $1.3bn, while another English team, Tottenham Hotspurs completed the top 10, making it 6 teams in the top 10 with a worth of $1.02bn.


1. Real Madrid - $3.65bn2

2. FC Barcelona - $3.56bn3

3. Manchester United - $3.32bn4

4. Bayern Munich - $2.68bn5

5. Arsenal - $2.02bn6

6. Manchester City - $1.92bn7

7. Chelsea - $1.66bn8

8. Liverpool - $1.55bn9

9. Juventus - $1.3bn10

10. Tottenham - $1.02bn11

11. Borussia Dortmund - $836m12

12. AC Milan - $825m13

13. Paris Saint-Germain - $814m14

14. Schalke 04 - $655m15

15. Atletico Madrid - $633m16

16. Inter Milan - $559m17

17. West Ham - $542m18

18. Roma - $508m19

19. Napoli - $396m20

20. Newcastle - $383m


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