- Real Madrid Leads as the Most Valuable Football Club in 2023; Premier League Teams Dominate Top 30
For the second consecutive year, Real Madrid has clinched the top spot as the world’s most valuable football club, as reported by Forbes. This recent acknowledgement dovetails with the 2023 listing by the World of Statistics, a Twitter page known for sharing varied numbers and statistics, which also placed the Spanish giants at the pinnacle of global football valuations.
According to Forbes, Real Madrid’s estimated value is a whopping $6.07 billion. Their official website highlighted this remarkable achievement, mentioning a 19% increase in their value compared to the previous year. Factors such as their recent Champions League successes and partnerships relating to the Santiago Bernabeu stadium were instrumental in this rise.
Premier League teams have prominently marked their territory in the global rankings, with Manchester United ($6 billion) securing second place, closely followed by Barcelona at $5.51 billion. Liverpool and Manchester City round off the top five with respective valuations of $5.29 billion and $4.99 billion.
Bayern Munich, the German stalwarts, sits comfortably in sixth at $4.86 billion. They are followed by Paris Saint-Germain ($4.21 billion), Chelsea ($3.1 billion), Tottenham Hotspur ($2.8 billion), and Arsenal ($2.26 billion) completing the top ten.
The subsequent slots in the top 30 see a mix of footballing giants from Europe and North America:
- Juventus: $2.16 billion
- Borussia Dortmund: $1.92 billion
- Atletico de Madrid: $1.54 billion
- AC Milan: $1.40 billion
- West Ham United: $1.08 billion
- Inter Milan: $1.03 billion
- LAFC: $1 billion
- LA Galaxy: $925 million
- Atlanta United FC: $850 million
- Crystal Palace: $806 million
- New York City FC: $800 million
- Newcastle United: $794 million
- Leicester City: $781 million
- Aston Villa: $756 million
- Everton: $744 million
- Olympique Lyonnais: $734 million
- AS Roma: $724 million
- DC United: $700 million
- Toronto FC: $690 million
- Austin FC: $680 million
The consistent presence of English Premier League teams underlines the financial robustness and global allure of the league, but it’s the Spanish giants, Real Madrid, who hold the crown for 2023. As the footballing world evolves, these valuations mirror the immense commercial and sporting successes of these clubs on the global stage.