Barcelona top Forbes list

Barcelona has leapfrogged Real Madrid and is now the world’s most valuable football club, according to the reputable US magazine Forbes.

This is the first time Barca are reaching the summit of the Forbes list having trailed bitter rivals Real Madrid for quite some time.

Barca overtook Madrid in the latest ranking by $100,000.

The Blaugrana is valued at an astronomical $4.76 billion while Madrid comes in with a valuation of $4.75 billion.

Here’s a look at the top 10 most valued football clubs in the word:

1. Barcelona – $4.76 billion

2. Real Madrid – $4.75 billion

3. Bayern Munich – $4.215 billion

4. Manchester United – $4.2 billion

5. Liverpool – $4.1 billion

6. Manchester City – $4 billion

7. Chelsea – $3.2 billion

8. Arsenal – $2.8 billion

9. Paris Saint-Germain – $2.5 billion

10. Tottenham Hotspur – $2.3 billion

Barcelona top Forbes list

The Nou Camp giants pipped arch-rivals Real Madrid (£3.45bn) into top spot after five successive second-place finishes.

European kings Bayern Munich (£3.07bn) move up one place to third from last year’s rankings while there is also a jump for Manchester United.

The Red Devils, worth £2.77bn in 2020, leap from sixth to fourth and are now worth £3.06bn, according to Forbes’ latest figures.

In the previous 16 years, Real Madrid and United had dominated the title as the world’s most valuable club with 11 and five years in first place respectively.

United lead a quintet of English clubs between fourth and eighth in the table – and nine overall in 2021’s top 20.

Liverpool is worth £2.98bn which sees them sneak above Manchester City (£2.91bn) – who announced £126m losses last week – after wrestling the Premier League title from them last year.

The Anfield giants were valued £1.59bn in the June 2020 edition, meaning the club’s assets have almost doubled in the past ten months.

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