Man United world’s most valuable soccer club
Manchester United has been ranked soccer’s most valuable team by
Forbes magazine for the seventh year in a row, while Barcelona’s
valuation has dropped.
Taking into account income, profitability and debt levels, the
American business magazine’s valuation of Man United has risen
slightly to $1.9 billion.
United is again followed by Real Madrid and Arsenal, but
Barcelona has been dislodged from fourth place in the rankings by
Bayern Munich, with the valuation of the Spanish champions slipping
below the $1-billion mark to $975 million.
Forbes executive editor Mike Ozanian says Barcelona’s decline is
due to ”a combination of high debt, a stronger U.S. dollar and
uncertainty surrounding the financial stability of the media
company that broadcasts their games.”