20 most expensive football clubs in the world

Here is an annual ranking of the most expensive football clubs in the world. In 2012, the leader has changed in the list for the first time since 2004 - English Manchester United from the first line could dislodge the Spanish Real Madrid.

On average, the cost of the club of top-20 ranking is $ 968 million, 26% more than the year before. Evaluation takes into account the debt load instructions and consists of a set of indicators, including the sale of rights to broadcast matches, ticket revenues and the sale of club paraphernalia, and other factors. Average EBITDA ranking member record in the 2011-2012 season was $ 42 million, $ 3 million less than a year earlier.

Three leaders of the list ahead of all other sports club of the world by market capitalization. The closest competitors of European football giants - US baseball New York Yankees and the football Dallas Cowboys.

The richest tournament is English Premier League, led by Manchester United. Local clubs are able to bargain for themselves favorable conditions in disputes with broadcasters. In 2012, the pool of the Premier League clubs sold the rights to broadcast matches of broadcasters BSkyB and BT for $ 4, 7 billion since the 2013-2014 season, it is more than double the current agreement. Another $ 250 million in the coffers of the league will bring American NBC network. Collectively bargain with TV brings submarines to $ 6 billion. This resulted in the fact that almost half of the ranking tournament is English.

20. Newcastle United

20 most expensive football clubs in the world

The present value: $ 263 million

Revenue in the 2011/2012 season: $ 146 million

Operating profit in the 2011/2012 season: $ 16 million

Country: England

"Magpies" in the past year was replaced on the advertiser's T-shirts (to replace Virgin Money came Wonga.com) and in the name of home arena. For four years, the new agreement will bring the club $ 37, 6 million.

19. Olympique Marseille

20 most expensive football clubs in the world

The present value: $ 285 million

Revenue in the 2011/2012 season: $ 167 million

Operating profit in the 2011/2012 season: - $ 13 million

Country: France

The second representative of France in the rankings last season, also received an operating loss. This is largely explained by the start of the reconstruction of the home arena of Marseilles - the stadium Stade Velodrome, which temporarily reduced capacity to 18,000 seats to 42,000 seats. However, after the renovation in 2014. "Velodrome" will seat 67,000 spectators already, and will get a retractable roof.

18. Hamburg SV

20 most expensive football clubs in the world

The present value: $ 300 million

Revenue in the 2011/2012 season: $ 154 million

Operating profit in the 2011/2012 season: $ 6 million

Country: Germany

Leading German infrastructure corporation with Imtech in 2009 to pay $ 32 million annually for the right to name the home arena of the club Hamburg. The agreement expires in 2015.

17. Napoli

20 most expensive football clubs in the world

The present value: $ 330 million

Revenue in the 2011/2012 season: $ 188 million

Operating profit in the 2011/2012 season: $ 76 million

Country: Italy

Naples club whose colors at one time defended Diego Maradona, in the 2011/2012 season won the Italian Cup and for the first time since its inception in 1926, played in the UEFA Champions League.

16. Corinthians Paulista

20 most expensive football clubs in the world

The present value: $ 358 million

Revenue in the 2011/2012 season: $ 119 million

Operating profit in the 2011/2012 season: $ 10 million

Country: Brazil

The only newcomer in the ranking and the only "non-European" in the list, the Brazilian club today implements cost under $ 400 million in an ambitious project to build a new stadium with 48,000 permanent seats and the option to expand the audience of 20 000 due to temporary seats. This design was necessary in light of the admission by Brazil at the World Cup in the summer of 2014. Corinthians in 2011 won the national championship, and in 2012 added to the treasury of the title trophies Club World Cup winners. Club launched its own football broadcaster and implemented unprecedented in their sport marketing course - he has become a sponsor of the battle known master of MMA Anderson Silva in Rio de Janeiro. The company Caixa Economica Federal Corinthians pays $ 14 million a year for brand advertising on the shirts.

15. Olympique Lyonnais

20 most expensive football clubs in the world

The present value: $ 368 million

Revenue in the 2011/2012 season: $ 167 million

Operating profit in the 2011/2012 season: - $ 6 million

Country: France

French Grand last season was an operating loss, but by 2015-2016 will get a new stadium and will be able not only to increase attendance at home matches at the 20,000 spectators, but also to increase ticket revenue and gain new sponsors.

14. Inter Milan

20 most expensive football clubs in the world

The present value: $ 401 million

Revenue in the 2011/2012 season: $ 236 million

Operating profit in the 2011/2012 season: $ 89 million

Country: Italy

Chinese investors in 2012, acquired a minority stake in the Milan club Massimo Moratti and Chinese China Railway Construction Corporation in 2017 to build the "Nerazzurri" a new stadium, so Inter must significantly increase ticket revenue. Today, the team shares the stadium San Siro with known opponents from AC Milan.

13. Borrusia Dortmund

20 most expensive football clubs in the world

The present value: $ 456 million

Revenue in the 2011/2012 season: $ 240 million

Operating profit in the 2011/2012 season: $ 54 million

Country: Germany

Semifinalist of the current UEFA Champions League and Bundesliga 2011/2012 winner after one and a half decades of neglect is back among the best clubs in the Old World, to which many contributed to the financial sustainability of the project, which will provide fans "Borussia".

12. Schalke 04

20 most expensive football clubs in the world

The present value: $ 498 million

Revenue in the 2011/2012 season: $ 221 million

Operating profit in the 2011/2012 season: $ 47 million

Country: Germany

One of the most commercially successful German teams to thank for a high place in the ranking is not only devoted fans, regularly filling the home arena, but also the generous Russian sponsors - for brand advertising on the shirts Schalke players, "Gazprom" puts at $ 19 million annually, the agreement is valid until 2017 of the year.

11. Tottenham Hotspur

20 most expensive football clubs in the world

The present value: $ 520 million

Revenue in the 2011/2012 season: $ 226 million

Operating profit in the 2011/2012 season: $ 36 million

Country: England

The London club could soon strengthen its position in the ranking: begin construction of a new home arena of "spurs" in the near future, which implies an increase in the number of spectator seats more than 20 000 to 56 000 around the stadium a large development project will be implemented, including residential and office space, shops and restaurants.

10. Liverpool

20 most expensive football clubs in the world

The present value: $ 651 million

Revenue in the 2011/2012 season: $ 296 million

Operating profit in the 2011/2012 season: $ 19 million

Country: England

Liverpool club last year signed a six-year contract with Warrior Sports - this "daughter" company New Balance replace Adidas as a $ 39 million outfitter Liverpool a year.

9. Manchester City

20 most expensive football clubs in the world

The present value: $ 689 million

Revenue in the 2011/2012 season: $ 362 million

Operating profit in the 2011/2012 season: $ 53 million

Country: England

Money generous Arab owners in the 2011/2012 season for the Manchester club resulted in the first 44 years the title of winners of the English Premier League and a return to the UEFA Champions League, where the team is, however, great strides have not yet achieved.

8. Juventus

20 most expensive football clubs in the world

The present value: $ 694 million

Revenue in the 2011/2012 season: $ 248 million

Operating profit in the 2011/2012 season: $ 20 million

Country: Italy

Turin Castle finally rehabilitated for the corruption scandal, survived the link in the lower division, and last year in the 28 th time in history, won the title of champion of Italy with a fantastic indicator of "zero" in the "destruction", with 38 matches played.

7. Chelsea

20 most expensive football clubs in the world

The present value: $ 901 million

Revenue in the 2011/2012 season: $ 409 million

Operating profit in the 2011/2012 season: $ 83 million

Country: England

Roman Abramovich's club last year won a long-awaited trophy - the Cup of UEFA Champions League, so that not only pleased with the Russian owner, but also significantly added to its coffers - a record $ 76 million.

6. AC Milan

20 most expensive football clubs in the world

The present value: $ 945 million

Revenue in the 2011/2012 season: $ 326 million

Operating profit in the 2011/2012 season: $ 19 million

Country: Italy

Club Silvio Berlusconi losing financial position due to outdated infrastructure home arena - stadium San Siro, attendance is in season 2011/2012 fell by 10%, to 48 500 spectators per match. The team eventually lost the ticket revenue.

5. Bayern Munich

20 most expensive football clubs in the world

The present value of: $ 1, 309 billion

Revenue in the 2011/2012 season: $ 468 million

Operating profit in the 2011/2012 season: $ 88 million

Country: Germany

Munich "Bavaria" finished second in the Bundesliga season 2011/2012, giving Dortmund the title of "Borussia", and reached the UEFA Champions League final, where he stumbled. UEFA club nevertheless received 19% more than the previous year - $ 56 million.

4. Arsenal

20 most expensive football clubs in the world

The present value of: $ 1, 326 billion Revenue in the 2011/2012 season: $ 368 million

Operating profit in the 2011/2012 season: $ 55 million

Country: England

The London club, which is languishing in the reserves Andrei Arshavin in the last season has generated the third largest in the world proceeds from the sale of tickets for matches at the Emirates Stadium the home arena of $ 149 million. The stadium holds 60,400 spectators.

3. Barcelona

20 most expensive football clubs in the world

The present value: $ 2, 6 billion

Revenue in the 2011/2012 season: $ 613 million

Operating profit in the 2011/2012 season: $ 160 million

Country: Spain

best football club in the world Lionel Messi closes the three leaders Forbes rankings. Barcelona is estimated to cost $ 2, 6 billion. Over the past three seasons, the club's revenue increased by 19%, to $ 613 million in 2011-2012.

Sports achievements of the Catalan team's impressive era Messi: Barcelona stretch won the championship in Spain in 2009-2011 and will regain the title in 2013. In 2006, 2009 and 2011, the club won the UEFA Champions League. For the right to equip players Barcelona US giant Nike sports industry annually pays $ 38 million. The airline Qatar Airways before the season 2015-2016 will be spread on the $ 45 million per year for the placement of their brand on T-shirts Catalans. This is the first such deal in the history of Barcelona.

2. Manchester United

20 most expensive football clubs in the world

Current Cost: $ 3, 165 billion

Revenue in the 2011/2012 season: $ 502 million

Operating profit in the 2011/2012 season: $ 144 million

Country: England

Permanent leader Forbes rankings since 2004, Manchester United for the first time dropped to second place. Capitalization of the club today is estimated at $ 3, 17 billion. The American billionaire Malcolm Glazer and his family can not be satisfied with an investment in the English giants. In 2005, the Glazers acquired control in Manchester United for $ 1, 47 billion. In August 2012, the club, the portfolio of which 19 wins in the English Premier League and 3 ligochempionskih trophy, held an IPO in New York. Investors, among which were such influential figures as George Soros, about investing in the stock MU definitely do not regret it: the growth rate securities cost more than twice as fast as the dynamics of S & P 500. Index Today, the stock is trading at at $ 17 apiece. Stay on top of the rankings MU allows the same strategy that worked in the case of Real: brand positioning as a powerful global product. In addition to the successful entry into the exchange club in the past year, has signed a seven-year sponsorship deal on advertising on T-shirts with the American automaker General Motors (brand Chevrolet). Under the contract, MU will receive $ 559 million, will cooperate hand in the 2014-2015 season. Another major project - sale of naming rights training base team of Aon. Over 8 years of sponsorship of the insurer agreed to pay $ 230 million.

1. Real Madrid

20 most expensive football clubs in the world

Current Cost: $ 3, 3 billion

Revenue in the 2011/2012 season: $ 650 million

Operating profit in the 2011/2012 season: $ 170 million

Country: Spain

Proceeds of the Madrid club for the 2011-2012 season was $ 650 million, and its market capitalization is estimated at $ 3, 3 billion operating profit Real (indicator EBITDA + income from player transfers) reached the mark of $ 134 million This is the second highest in the world among all the sports clubs.. - ahead of the Spanish Grand only American NFL - Dallas Cowboys with its $ 227 million.

Nine-time winners of the UEFA Champions League and the 32-time champion of Spain in recent years, actively increasing the volume of sponsorship agreements, largely due to the attraction of the star players - Ronaldo, David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo. These players do in fact become global brands, which can not but affect the financial success of their employer. Real revenues increased by 62% over the past three years, the average operating profit margin was 28%.

Ahead of the club new records: in the final stage are the negotiations on signing a long-term contract with Emirates Airline airline to place the brand on t-shirts Real players. . Each year, the carrier is willing to pay for such advertising $ 39 million, another $ 40 million to the coffers of the club season 2019-2020 will continue to fill up the German giant Adidas sports industry - the official outfitter of Madrid.