Richest Football Clubs 2012 – World’s Most Valuable Football Teams

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Forbes.com released the 2012 list of world’s most valuable football teams. Manchester United have retained their status as the world’s richest club, with their value having soared by an estimated 20 per cent according FORBES. Manchester United are now worth $2.24 billion (€1.7bn) after posting record figures following their run to last season’s Champions League Final.

#1. Manchester United

Owner: Glazer family
Value: $2.23 billion
Revenue: $532 million
Operating income: $178 million

#2. Real Madrid

Owner: club members
Value: $1.88 billion
Revenue: $695 million
Operating income: $214 million

#3. Barcelona

Owner: club members
Value: $1.31 billion
Revenue: $653 million
Operating income: $96 million

#4. Arsenal

Owner: Stan Kroenke
Value: $1.29 billion
Revenue: $364 million
Operating income: $98 million

#5. Bayern Munich

Owner: club members
Value: $1.23 billion
Revenue: $466 million
Operating income: $90 million

#6. AC Milan

Owner: Silvio Berlusconi
Value: $989 million
Revenue: $341 million
Operating income: $29 million

#7. Chelsea

Owner: Roman Abramovich
Value: $761 million
Revenue: $362 million
Operating income: $76 million

#8. Liverpool

Owner: John Henry
Value: $619 million
Revenue: $295 million
Operating income: $45 million

#9. Juventus

Owner: Agnelli family
Value: $591 million
Revenue: $223 million
Operating income: -$38 million

#10. Schalke 04

Owner: club members
Value: $587 million
Revenue: $293 million
Operating income: $101 million

#11. Tottenham Hotspur

Owner: Joseph Lewis
Value: $564 million
Revenue: $262 million
Operating income: $60 million

#12. Inter Milan

Owner: Massimo Moratti
Value: $490 million
Revenue: $307 million
Operating income: -$84 million

#13. Manchester City

Owner: Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Value: $443 million
Revenue: $246 million
Operating income: -$123 million

#14. Borussia Dortmund

Owner: Bernd Geske
Value: $394 million
Revenue: $197 million
Operating income: $33 million

#15. Olympique Lyonnais

Owner: Jean-Michel Aulas
Value: $385 million
Revenue: $193 million
Operating income: -$3 million

#16. Hamburg SV

Owner: club members
Value: $355 million
Revenue: $187 million
Operating income: $17 million

#17. AS Roma

Owner: Neep Roma Holding
Value: $354 million
Revenue: $208 million
Operating income: $2 million

#18. Olympique Marseille

Owner: Margarita Louis-Dreyfus
Value: $349 million
Revenue: $218 million
Operating income: $17 million

#19. Valencia

Owner: club members
Value: $288 million
Revenue: $169 million
Operating income: $23 million

#20. Napoli

Owner: Aurelio De Laurentiis
Value: $283 million
Revenue: $167 million
Operating income: $58 million

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