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Forbes says Barcelona to top Real Madrid as world’s most valuable club

An article in Forbes magazine asks the question of whether FC Barcelona are set to top Real Madrid as the world’s most valuable sports team this year. Winning the triple could help Barça to edge past Real Madrid who until now have had a slight advantage over them in financial terms. The Blancos were worth […]


16 de junio de 2015 Harvey Holtom - Sportyou

An article in Forbes magazine asks the question of whether FC Barcelona are set to top Real Madrid as the world’s most valuable sports team this year. Winning the triple could help Barça to edge past Real Madrid who until now have had a slight advantage over them in financial terms. The Blancos were worth €3,260 million last year, as opposed to the €3,160 million value placed on Barcelona. But Barça have raked in €57.9 million for winning the Champions League, which puts their total revenue for the 2014-15 season close to €600 million, while Madrid’s revenue will not be more than €560 million, according to Forbes.

The 40 million differential in revenue in favor of Barcelona will also mean that their operating income (in the sense of earnings before interest taxes, depreciation, amortization and player transfers) will again exceed Real Madrid’s. If we also add to that the Catalans’ imminent extension of the shirt sponsorship deal they have with Qatar Airways, which from the beginning of the 2016-17 season will be worth twice the current agreement, then it is possible to make a strong case for Barcelona now being the most valuable team in world football.

Forbes also hints that Manchester United could overtake Real Madrid. Given that they are now returning to the Champions League and have a highly lucrative shirt deal with Nike, the Red Devils could reach revenue levels of €600 million.

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