The most expensive football clubs in 2017

"Manchester United" in the lead, "Barcelona" - the second, the "Real" - the third.

The most expensive football clubs in 2017

Football business more expensive. In 2017 the average cost of the team's most expensive dvadtsadki Forbes estimated at $ 1, 48 billion, which is 3% more than last year's figures (in euro rise even more noticeable - 7%). The rankings used data including Deloitte report on the financial activities of clubs in the 2015/16 season, translated into dollars at the weighted average rate for the period.

English teams dominate the list (8 out of 20, 6 - in the top 10) thanks to the Premier League impressive telesdelkam. Italy in the ranking are 5 teams, Spain and Germany - three, France - only "Paris Saint-Germain." An important driver of growth in the 2015/16 season became the sponsor of the transaction: for example, "Barcelona" earned advertising contracts $ 233 million In addition, a huge amount accumulates the Champions League, and the prize for participating in the tournament are a substantial part of the income of the most successful teams.. Read more about the clubs who have got into the top 10 ranking-2017, says gallery Forbes.

The most expensive football clubs in 2017

1. "Manchester United" (England)

The estimated cost of $ 3, 69 billion

Dynamics of the year 11%

Income of $ 765 million

Operating income of $ 288 million

For the first time in five years, "Manchester United" topped the list of the most expensive football club - thanks to the international popularity of the brand, the commercial acumen of management and, of course, the financial success of the English Premier League. In the season 2015/16 income "United" was $ 765 million, which is $ 77 million more than the nearest pursuers - "Real" and "Barcelona." $ 405 million from commercial transactions and $ 288 million in operating profit - also the best performance among football clubs. And most importantly, what is the financial well-being almost happened without the Champions League in the 2015/16 season, "Manchester United" was eliminated in the group stage, but missed the next draw. In the 2016/17 season with a new coach, Jose Mourinho's team has not performed too well in the national championship (6th place), but won the Europa League and secured a place in the Champions League for next season. In this scenario, to circumvent the "United" will be extremely difficult in any financial rating.

The most expensive football clubs in 2017

2. "Barcelona" (Spain)

The estimated cost of $ 3, 66 billion

The dynamics of year + 2%

Income of $ 688 million

Operating income of $ 113 million

In the past year, "Barca" signed Outfitting contract with Nike for the annual amount of not less than $ 168 million from 2018 to 2023, cutting off the previous record agreement "Manchester United", who in 2014 gave the right to wear the club's company Adidas football players for $ 111 million in year.

The most expensive football clubs in 2017

3. "Real" (Madrid, Spain)

The estimated cost of $ 3, 58 billion

Dynamics for the year -2%

Income of $ 688 million

Operating income of $ 181 million

In May 2017 the German publication Spiegel, citing documents Football Leaks, finanovye published details of 10-year-old (from 2015 till 2024-th) transaction "Real", and Adidas. By guaranteed annual payment of $ 75 million is added 22, 5% of the purchase club branded equipment (about $ 32 mn). Additionally, there are decent bonuses for trophies (for example, $ 5 million - for the win in the Champions League).

The most expensive football clubs in 2017

4. "Bavaria" (Munich, Germany)

The estimated cost of $ 2, 71 billion

Dynamics of a year + 1%

Income of $ 657 million

Operating income of $ 120 million

In March 2017 the "Bavaria" was the first foreign club to open an office in China. Search for new sponsorship and merchandise contracts in a country where the sport has become an important national priority, - a very promising direction for development. At the same time, and traditional European football items of income in the "Bavaria" in the order of $ 109 million - commercial transactions in the season 2015/16 (outfits, advertising on the jersey, naming the stadium and training base), $ 71 million - the prize for their participation in the Champions League . Approximately $ 166 million club earned on television. From next season in the Bundesliga will start to operate new telekontrakt ($ 1, 67 billion a year), and the German football leader revenues uniquely grow.

The most expensive football clubs in 2017

5. "Manchester City" (England)

The estimated cost of $ 2, 08 billion

Dynamics of the year + 8%

Income of $ 583 million

Operating income of $ 162 million

In the 2015/16 season, "Manchester City" has earned $ 234 million on TV coverage - more than any other football club. In addition, the "City" was the leader by the income from the participation in the Champions League - $ 93 million.

The most expensive football clubs in 2017

6. "Arsenal" (London, England)

The estimated cost of $ 1, 9 billion

Dynamics for the year -4%

Income of $ 520 million

Operating income of $ 122 million

Own modern stadium "Emirates", the brand's popularity and huge telekontrakty Premier League allow "Arsenal", more than 10 years did not win in the national championship, earning well, saving space in the middle of the top ten Forbes rankings. However, at the end of 2016/17 season the team failed to make the Champions League (the first time since the late 90's!) And for the year ahead has deprived itself of an important income items ($ 59 million - in the 2015/16 season).

The most expensive football clubs in 2017

7. "Chelsea" (London, England)

The estimated cost of $ 1, 85 billion

Dynamics of the year 11%

Income of $ 497 million

Operating profit of $ 52 million

In the ranking of 2018 "Chelsea" will probably have to make room - disastrous 10th place in the Premier League 2015/16 year deprived the team of the European cup and associated revenues. Thus, in the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League club Roman Abramovich has earned $ 77 million (based on the previous four seasons - $ 281 million). However, the lack of international matches in the calendar of 2016/17 allowed the "Chelsea" to focus on the Premier League and won the league title (the second in three years).

The most expensive football clubs in 2017

8. "Liverpool" (England)

The estimated cost of $ 1, 49 billion

Dynamics of the year to 3%

Income of $ 379 million

Operating profit of $ 58 million

Owner of "Liverpool" company Fenway Sports Group has spent $ 140 million to increase the capacity of the stadium, "Anfield", where the team conducts home matches, 8 500 seats (now the arena can accommodate 54,000 spectators) and can add another 5000. This increase matchevuju rescue squad.

The most expensive football clubs in 2017

9. "Juventus" (Italy)

The estimated cost of $ 1, 26 billion

Dynamics of the year to 3%

Income of $ 379 million

Operating profit of $ 58 million

In five campaigns in the Champions League (2011/12 - 2015/16), "Juventus" has earned more than any other team in the tournament -. $ 311 million largely due to the fact that other Italian participants were not very successful, and most of the money from a marketing pool (funds - $ 544 million in the 2015/16 season - are distributed according to the relative weight of each specific TV market), which relied Italy, received the "Bianconeri". Here and in the recently concluded 2016/17 draw Turin club has earned in the League of the most - $ 117 million (the winner of the tournament "Real" - only $ 91 million).

10. "Tottenham" (England)

The estimated cost of $ 1, 06 billion

Dynamics of the year + 4%

Income of $ 310 million

Operating profit of $ 68 million

May 14, 2017, "Tottenham" has spent the last match of the "White Hart Lane", where he played from the late 19th century, and the next day began the demolition of the stadium. The new arena $ 1 billion worth of the club should be ready for the season 2018/19 and the next team will play in the 90000th "Wembley".