The most valuable football teams in the world 2022: Real Madrid leads

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Even with the pandemic, the average value of the top 20 teams is up 10% over the previous year

By winning the 35th National Championship title in the 2021-22 season, he became real madrid He will generate the most revenue in La Liga and, by qualifying for the eighth final of the Champions League (this Saturday against Liverpool), will earn more than $100 million USD (478 million Brazilian Real).

In addition, the club, whose stadium is undergoing a $850 million (4 billion Brazilian reais) renovation, said last week that it had received $379 million (1.8 billion Brazilian reais) as part of an agreement with Sixth Street and Legends in which the company “has acquired the right to participate in the operation of certain business in the Santiago Bernabéu for a period of twenty years”.

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To pay for their new stadium, Real Madrid borrowed an additional $236 million JPMorgan and Bank of America In November, total bank loans amounted to 842 million US dollars (4 billion Brazilian reals).

Real Madrid, which took first place in 2019 (Forbes did not collect football team numbers for 2020), is now the most valuable team in six of our 18 rankings (Manchester United leads with 11, the most recent in 2018).

The Barcelona It is moving more aggressively towards its stadium, having spent 1.6 billion US dollars (7.6 billion Brazilian Reals) to build the largest football stadium in Europe. To help foot the bill, they signed a $458 million shirt and stadium sponsorship deal with Spotify.

In addition, the team is close to completing a deal worth 960 million US dollars (4.5 billion Brazilian riyals) with her Goldman Sachs and all sports financing In return for 30% of Barcelona’s radio broadcasting revenue and a share of future revenue from the team’s new stadium complex.

With assets of US$5 billion (R$23.9 billion), up 6% from last year, Barcelona is the second most valuable football team and is associated with the New England Patriots, American football, as the seventh most valuable team in any sport.

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Rounding out the top three on the list is Manchester UnitedAn increase of 10% in value to US$4.6 billion (R$21.9 billion). The team has the most supporters of any English team, and with an operating income of $128 million over the 2020-2021 period, it was the second most profitable team on our list. However, Manchester United are knocked out in the last 16 of the Champions League this year, and a sixth place finish in the Premier League this season means they will be missing out on the 2022-23 Champions League prize money.

In fact, even with a lack of fans at matches due to the Covid-19 pandemic during the 2020-21 season, The average value of the top 20 teams increased 10% year over year to $2.53 billion. (In euros, the average value this year was 2.38 billion euros – 12.1 billion Brazilian reals – up 15.6% from last year). They are physically muscular.

Operating income (EBITDA) was $860 million on revenue of $9.68 billion. The average debt/equity value was 9%.

why? The best soccer teams are global brands with a huge fan base, which are largely monetized through rich TV deals.

It should be noted that earlier this month a group led by Todd Boehley and Clearlake Capital Gross profit was $3.1 billion (14.8 billion R$) – second only to the $3.2 billion (15.2 billion R$) that the Brooklyn Nets paid out of the NBA in 2019 – To buy Chelsea from Roman Abramovich He also promised another $2.16 billion (10.3 billion R$) in future investments, including for stadiums used by Chelsea’s men’s (Stamford Bridge) and women’s (Kingsmeadow) soccer team.

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In the right direction, stained marks can be quickly turned into jewelry. This is the case AC Milan. The Italian team was in financial chaos with a net negative net worth of $37 million when Elliott Management took over after its previous owner defaulted on a loan in 2018.

Elliott invested hundreds of millions in AC Milan, canceled nearly all of the team’s debt, reduced player spending relative to revenue, and ended the 2021 fiscal year positively net worth of $70 million.

At the same time, Milan improved on the field. In May last year, the team qualified for the Champions League for the first time in seven years and this season won their first Serie A title in 11 years. The investment firm may soon sell AC Milan for more than $1.1 billion.

Check out the ranking of the most valuable football teams of 2022:

1. Real Madrid

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Value: $5.1 billion ($24.3 billion)
Growth rate in 1 year: 7%
Owner: club members
Operating profit: $90 million (BRL 430.2 million)

2. Barcelona

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Value: $5.1 billion ($24.3 billion)
Growth rate in 1 year: 5%
Owner: club members
Operating profit: $17 million (R$81.2 million)

3. Manchester United

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Value: US$4.6 billion (21.9 billion BRL)
Growth rate in 1 year: 10%
Owner: Glazer family
Operating profit: $128 million (R$611.8 million)

4. Liverpool

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Value: US$4.4 billion (21.1 billion BRL)
Growth rate in 1 year: 9%
Owner: John Henry and Tom Werner
Operating profit: $104 million (BRL 497.1 million)

5. Bayern Munich

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Value: US$4.2 billion (20 billion BRL)
Growth rate in 1 year: 1%
Owner: club members
Operating profit: 102 million USD (487.5 million Brazilian Real)

6. Manchester City

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Value: US$4.2 billion (20 billion BRL)
1 year change: 6%
Owner: Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Operating profit: 156 million USD (745.6 million Brazilian Real)

7. Paris Saint-Germain

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Value: US$3.2 billion (15.2 billion Brazilian Real)
Growth rate in 1 year: 28%
Owner: Qatar Sports Investments Company
Operating loss: 102 million USD (487.5 million Brazilian reals)

8. Chelsea

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Value: $3.1 billion (14.8 billion R$)
Fall in 1 year: -3%
Owner: Todd Boehle, Clearlake Capital
Operating profit: $45 million (R$21.5 million)

9. Juventus

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Value: US$2.4 billion (11.4 billion BRL)
Growth rate in 1 year: 26%
Owner: Agnelli family
Operating profit: $26 million ($124.2 million)

10. Tottenham Hotspur

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Value: US$2.3 billion (10.9 billion BRL)
Growth rate in 1 year: 2%
Owner: Joseph Lewis and Daniel Levy
Operating profit: $127 million (R$607.6 million)

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