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

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 p

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.

20 #1. Manchester United

Owner: Glazer family

Value: $2.23 billion

Revenue: $532 million

Operating income: $178 million

19 #2. Real Madrid

Owner: club members

Value: $1.88 billion

Revenue: $695 million

Operating income: $214 million

18 #3. Barcelona

Owner: club members

Value: $1.31 billion

Revenue: $653 million

Operating income: $96 million

17 #4. Arsenal

Owner: Stan Kroenke

Value: $1.29 billion

Revenue: $364 million

Operating income: $98 million

16 #5. Bayern Munich

Owner: club members

Value: $1.23 billion

Revenue: $466 million

Operating income: $90 million

15 #6. AC Milan

Owner: Silvio Berlusconi

Value: $989 million

Revenue: $341 million

Operating income: $29 million

14 #7. Chelsea

Owner: Roman Abramovich

Value: $761 million

Revenue: $362 million

Operating income: $76 million

13 #8. Liverpool

Owner: John Henry

Value: $619 million

Revenue: $295 million

Operating income: $45 million

12 #9. Juventus

Owner: Agnelli family

Value: $591 million

Revenue: $223 million

Operating income: -$38 million

11 #10. Schalke 04

Owner: club members

Value: $587 million

Revenue: $293 million

Operating income: $101 million

10 #11. Tottenham Hotspur

Owner: Joseph Lewis

Value: $564 million

Revenue: $262 million

Operating income: $60 million

9 #12. Inter Milan

Owner: Massimo Moratti

Value: $490 million

Revenue: $307 million

Operating income: -$84 million

8 #13. Manchester City

Owner: Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Value: $443 million

Revenue: $246 million

Operating income: -$123 million

7 #14. Borussia Dortmund

Owner: Bernd Geske

Value: $394 million

Revenue: $197 million

Operating income: $33 million

6 #15. Olympique Lyonnais

Owner: Jean-Michel Aulas

Value: $385 million

Revenue: $193 million

Operating income: -$3 million

5 #16. Hamburg SV

Owner: club members

Value: $355 million

Revenue: $187 million

Operating income: $17 million

4 #17. AS Roma

Owner: Neep Roma Holding

Value: $354 million

Revenue: $208 million

Operating income: $2 million

3 #18. Olympique Marseille

Owner: Margarita Louis-Dreyfus

Value: $349 million

Revenue: $218 million

Operating income: $17 million

2 #19. Valencia

Owner: club members

Value: $288 million

Revenue: $169 million

Operating income: $23 million

1 #20. Napoli

Owner: Aurelio De Laurentiis

Value: $283 million

Revenue: $167 million

Operating income: $58 million

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