Football Business : Real Madrid still the most valuable European club, check TOP 15 list

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Spanish football giants Real Madrid remains the most valuable club in Europe, according to the Football Clubs’ Valuation report by accountancy firm KPMG.

According to the European Elite 2020 report, produced by consultancy firm KPMG, Real Madrid are the most valuable football club in Europe for a second successive year. Our club is valued at €3.478 billion, which sees us come in ahead of Manchester United (€3.342 billion) and Barcelona (€3.193  billion) in the ranking. Real Madrid‘s annual enterprise value has increased by 8%.

The report notes that Real Madrid‘s position at the summit owes to the high revenues figures recorded throughout the five years that the study relates to (2016-2020), after having lifted the Champions League three times during this period, as well as the club’s improved profitability and a 41% aggregate growth in commercial revenue.

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The report, published on Thursday, put Manchester United in second despite its on-pitch struggles in the Premier League while Real’s domestic rivals Barcelona leapfrogged Bayern Munich into third.

The fifth annual report ranks clubs based on their “enterprise value”, a metric created by analysing profitability, popularity, sporting potential, TV rights and stadium ownership to January 1, 2020.

That means the impact of the coronavirus pandemic was not considered.

“Club values have certainly been affected,” wrote Andrea Sartori, global head of sport at KPMG. “But the immediate impact cannot yet be quantified.”

Borussia Dortmund and Schalke also represent the Bundesliga in the top 15 while there are nine Premier League clubs, seven Spanish and six Italian sides in the top 32.

RANKING CLUB Value (billions of euros)

1 Real Madrid 3.478

2 Manchester United 3.342

3 FC Barcelona 3.193

4 Bayern Munich 2.878

5 Liverpool 2.658

6 Manchester City 2.606

7 Chelsea 2.218

8 Tottenham 2.067

9 Paris Saint-Germain 1.911

10 Arsenal 1.852

11 Juventus 1.735

12 Borussia Dortmund 1.281

13 Atlético Madrid 1.197

14 Inter Milan 983

15 Schalke 04 814

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