Barcelona have climbed above Spanish rivals Real Madrid to become the world’s richest football club with a valuation of $4.76 billion, according to a list published by Forbes on Monday.
Real Madrid, who have been top of the list five times in the past, are second with a valuation of $4.75B.
According to Forbes, the average worth of the top 20 clubs has increased by 30% from two years ago to $2.28 billion despite the COVID-19 pandemic impacting matchday revenue, which fell to $441 million last season — down 9.6% from 2017-18.
“The pain is far from over, with a worsening decline in matchday revenue during the current season, as most of the teams in Europe’s top leagues still permit few fans to attend games,” wrote Forbes’ assistant managing editor Mike Ozanian.
Here’s the full list below, according to Forbes:
- Barcelona – $4.76billion (£3.46bn)
- Real Madrid – $4.75billion (£3.46bn)
- Bayern Munich – $4.22billion (£3.07bn)
- Manchester United – $4.2billion (£3.06bn)
- Liverpool – $4.1billion (£2.98bn)
- Manchester City – $4billion (£2.91bn)
- Chelsea – $3.2billion (£2.33bn)
- Arsenal – $2.8billion (£2.04bn)
- Paris Saint-Germain – $2.5billion (£1.82bn)
- Tottenham Hotspur – $2.3billion (£1.67bn)