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Man Utd stay top of wealth league

joe516

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Man Utd stay top of wealth league

Manchester United have been named the most valuable team in the world, by Forbes business magazine.
United (£740m) retained top spot ahead of Real Madrid (£528m) and third-placed Arsenal (£466m) who nipped ahead of AC Milan, with Chelsea (£274m) in eighth.

Barcelona's Ronaldinho (£15.2m) leapfrogged David Beckham (£14.8m) to become the highest earning footballer.

However, Beckham's lucrative move to Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy was not taken into account.

Five of the players in the richest players' list ply their trade in the Premiership - Wayne Rooney, Michael Ballack, Thierry Henry, John Terry and Steven Gerrard.

United no longer command the largest yearly revenues, with their £158m surpassed by Real Madrid (£191m), Barcelona (£169m) and Juventus (£164m).

Forbes' most valuable football clubs:
1 Man Utd £740m
2 Real Madrid £528m
3 Arsenal £466m
4 Bayern Munich £427m
5 AC Milan £420m
6 Juventus £289m
7 Inter Milan £282m
8 Chelsea £274m
9 Barcelona £273m
10 Schalke 04 £240m
11 Liverpool £231m
12 Lyon £175m
13 Newcastle £132m
14 Tottenham £124m
15 Roma £114m
16 Hamburg £112m
17 Man City £106m
18 B Dortmund £101m
19 Ajax £100m
20 Celtic £94m

Highest-earning players :
1 Ronaldinho (Barcelona) £15.2m
2 David Beckham (Real Madrid) £14.8m
3 Ronaldo (AC Milan) £11.7m
4 Wayne Rooney (Man Utd) £8.7m
5 Michael Ballack (Chelsea) £8.7m
6 Thierry Henry (Arsenal) £8.2m
7 Zinedine Zidane (ex-Real Madrid) £8.2m
8 Fabio Cannavaro (Real Madrid) £7.6m
9 John Terry (Chelsea) £7.1m
10 Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) £7.1m
 

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nice one joe

see the gooners at 3rd ;), would you of seen that 4 years ago.... utd have done really well to gain the repuation and wealth but you must admit we are up there with the big clubs and now our new revenue will come into action soon we will be able to buy any players we want just like utd and real madrid, barcalona, etc

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true i agree with you the Arsenal name is growing. However having said that you do have quality players anyway.

1. Henry
2. Van Persie
3. Cesc
4. Denilson
5. Rosicky
6. Diaby

and the list goes on you do have quality there without doubt
 

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all that fuss made when the yanks took charge , we are now the most valuble club in the world , come on you reds , thanks for the info joe
 

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only club that can buy any player they want is chelski with their massive financial owner, clubs like united, real, etc have lot of money but not enough to buy any player they want.

and Ronaldo will soon be in the highest earning footballers table soon, hes gon get a new £100,000 a week contract at united soon and if his success carries on he'll get some big sponsorship deals.
 

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it really is amazing that a club like arsenal could be number 3 in the world. david dein and arsene wenger are legends.

BTW i'm an aresnal fan and imho we have only 3 really top class players:

henry
cesc
gallas

there are 3/4 more top players by premiership standards:

toure
lehman
van persie
gilberto

denilson has the potential to be top class.

if we get some tough, proper leaders into the team we could do something in the champions league again.
 

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that league must piss tottenham and man city fans right off. they are a long way off being one of the top 20 teams on the field. they've really under achieved.