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Monday 08 of August 2022

Real Madrid at Top of Forbes' Most Valuable Teams List, Only Behind Cowboys


Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo is set to meet his,photo: Reuters/Paul Hanna
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo is set to meet his,photo: Reuters/Paul Hanna
The 10-time European champions rose 12 percent to $3.6 billion to be the most valuable soccer team for the fourth year in a row

Spanish soccer giants Real Madrid retained top spot on a list of the world’s most valuable soccer teams for a fourth consecutive year, according to a Forbes poll released on Wednesday.

The value of the 10-time European champions rose 12 percent to $3.6 billion, making them the world’s second most valuable sports team, surpassed only by the National Football League’s Dallas Cowboys ($4 billion), Forbes said in a statement.

Barcelona were second on the list with a value of $3.5 billion, also up 12 percent from last year. Manchester United ($3.3 billion), Bayern Munich ($2.7 billion) and Arsenal ($2 billion) rounded out the top five.

According to Forbes, the 20 most valuable soccer teams are worth an average of $1.44 billion, a 24 percent jump from last year that was driven by new lucrative television deals.