Top 8 most valuable football clubs in world revealed with Man Utd top of Premier League sides despite Glazers ownership


MANCHESTER UNITED remain the Premier League’s most valuable club, despite the unpopular ownership of the Glazer family.

The Americans have taken an estimated £1.1bn out of the Red Devils since buying the club in 2005 and have not invested any of their own money over the last ten years.

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The Glazer family have taken estimated £1.1bn out of Man United

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The Glazer family have taken estimated £1.1bn out of Man UnitedCredit: PA

This has seen on-field performances take a huge dip since the 2013 departure of Sir Alex Ferguson – while the state of the club’s facilities have also been derided.

Despite Old Trafford and Carrington’s need for a facelift, and United’s lack of Prem or Champions League titles in the last nine years, the Red Devils remain one of the strongest sporting brands in the world.

In a study conducted by Forbes, Man United were found to be worth £4bn.

This valuation is only behind Real Madrid and Barcelona in world football and makes the Red Devils the 19th most-valuable sports team on the planet.

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Madrid are the No1 football club on Forbes’ list, with the Spanish powerhouse, owned by its club members, valued at £4.5bn.

Like their LaLiga rivals, Barcelona are also owned by its club members and despite their eyewatering debts remain valued at £4.4bn.

After Man Utd. the next football club on the list is Liverpool.

The Reds are owned by American John W Henry, who bought the club for around £400m in 2010.

They are now worth an astonishing £3.9bn.

Club members-owned Bayern Munich are valued at £3.75bn – just ahead of Man City.

The reigning Prem champions are valued at £3.72bn having joined the big boys’ table after being bought by Sheikh Mansour in 2008.

Paris Saint-Germain were bought by Qatar Sports Investment for around £86m in 2010, but are now worth significantly more.

The French champions, who boast superstars such as Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe – as well as lucrative partnerships with the likes of Jordan Brand – are now worth £2.8bn.

Next up are Chelsea, who were bought for £4.25bn by Todd Boehly earlier this year.

Forbes actually value the Blues at significantly LESS than what the American paid – claiming them to be worth £2.7bn.

Todd Boehly splashed out £4.25bn to buy Chelsea earlier this year

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Todd Boehly splashed out £4.25bn to buy Chelsea earlier this yearCredit: Getty





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