Forbes: Real Madrid is world's most valuable soccer team

Wednesday May 6th, 2015

Real Madrid topped Forbes Magazine’s list of the most valuable soccer teams in the world for the third straight year.

Eight of the top 20 most valuable teams play in the English Premier League

Real Madrid, which has won 32 domestic championships, is worth $3.26 billion and brought in $746 million in revenue last year, which makes the the club the richest of any sports team in the world. From 2012-14, Real Madrid also brought in $154 million from the Champions League.

Also during that span, Manchester United leads all soccer teams with a $173 million operating income. By comparison, the Dallas Cowboys led the National Football League with an average of $241 million in operating income in the past three years.

Second on the list of valuable soccer teams is Barcelona ($3.16 billion), followed by Manchester United ($3.1 billion), Bayern Munich ($2.35 billion), and Manchester City ($1.38 billion).

Chelsea is sixth on the list with a team value of $1.37 billion. Arsenal ($1.31 billion), Liverpool ($982 million) Juventus ($837 million) and AC Milan ($775 million) round out the top 10.

- Scooby Axson

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