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Manchester United are the most valuable football club in the world, according to Forbes magazine.

The Champions League finalists, who came second in a list compiled by accountants Deloitte in February, topped the table ahead of Real Madrid.

Forbes value United at £905m ($1,800m) and Real at £646m ($1,285m), with Arsenal at £603m ($1,200m) in third.

Liverpool are up to fourth from 11th in the 25-team list, while Celtic are the only Scottish team, in 20th place.

The other British representatives in the 25-team list are Chelsea in eighth, fellow Londoners Tottenham in 12th and 16th-placed Newcastle, while Everton, West Ham, Manchester City and Aston Villa occupy places 21-24.

Meanwhile, David Beckham has replaced Ronaldinho as the world's highest-paid footballer after joining the Los Angeles Galaxy, earning £25m per year ($48.9m).

The Brazilian had to be content with second place while his Barcelona team-mate Thierry Henry earned £12.5m in salary and sponsorship deals this season.


The above article was from BBC

I got the below from Forbes.com


Check out the column that shows the ration of Debt to Value. It's definitely not healthy, but we're doing quite alright in comparison to Valencia.

Revenues and operating income are for the 2006-07 season, converted into U.S. dollars based on June 30, 2007 exchange rates.

1Value of team based on current stadium deals (unless new stadium is pending) without deduction for debt (other than stadium debt).



2Includes stadium debt.
NM: Not Meaningful.
Sources: Deloitte & Touche; company documents; Forbes.

http://www.forbes.com/lists/2008/34/biz_soccer08_Soccer-Team-Valuations_Rank.html




 

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Things are looking up then! ;)

Well, not really. Everyone knew about United being worth the most. It doesn't change much really.

Although I've just read the Forbes report and I don't really understand it! :p

Oh well.
 

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Check out the column that shows the ration of Debt to Value. It's definitely not healthy, but we're doing quite alright in comparison to Valencia.
Interesting that Man City and Liverpool's % is higher too.

It looks like that United could become the 1st football club to be worth £1billion - especially if we do the double this season.
 

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Man Utd Named World's Most Valuable Club

United's estimated operating income was $111 million, $1 million behind Real Madrid's, who were valued at $1.285 billion by Forbes.

The magazine noted that the most valuable US professional sports team are NFL's Dallas Cowboys, whose value Forbes put at $1.5 billion last September.

Forbes also estimated that David Beckham, now at MLS side Los Angeles Galaxy,is the highest earning player at $49 million.

United are currently owned by US business tycoon Malcolm Glazer, who bought them 2005 and also owns the US football team Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Four of the clubs in the Forbes top 10 are from the English Premier League, considered to be the richest soccer league in the world.

The top 10 also includes two clubs each from Spain, Germany and Italy.

Forbes values teams based on what they have sold for in the past relative to sales and profits, broadcast agreements and debt from new and pending stadium deals.

After United and Reak Madrid came in the list of valued clubs were Arsenal (with a value of $1.2 billion), followed by Liverpool ($1.05 billion) and Bayern Munich ($917 million), according to Forbes.

The second five were AC Milan ($798 million), Barcelona ($784 million), Chelsea ($764 million), Juventus ($510 million) and Schalke 04 ($470 million).

Forbes also reported that Arsenal's Emirates Stadium, completed in 2006 at a cost of $860 million with a capacity of 60,432, is "a gold mine," generating $6 million a game - an estimated $1 million per game more than United get from Old Trafford, the only larger stadium in England's Premier League, with a capacity of 76,212.


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Hello Manchester,

Im desperately trying to finsh off a piece of uni coursework and need to know how many people man utd employ in total all around the world, I only need to know roughly so if anyone can has any ideas they would be greatly received,

nice one,

plus if no one does it might make an interesting thread anyway!
 

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Probably not the place for this TomJamesWho, although all I'd suggest is get a hold of the financial statements of the company, it's a reporting requirement to disclose number of e'ees.

Anyone know the average ticket price for Arsenal? Intriguing that they take an extra $1m a game, average decent cup run season and your talkin an extra $25m over the season that United there.
 

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Man United worth $ 1.8 Billion According to Forbes Magazine

Man United worth $ 1.8 billion According to Forbes Magazine... Up $347 million from last year.. That's pretty impressive


Real Madrid ($1.285 billion) was second and Arsenal (1.2. billion) was 3rd... Liverpool was 4th...
 

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Yeah it was nice news to read this something we always had a idea about anyway what other club has a forum where there are people all over the world with a general love for the club not many
 

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Unfortunately, valuations of this sort mean very little unless the club is sold.

Given this news, and the prospects of more silverware (and more profit) at the end of the rainbow, the Glazers won't be selling any time soon.
 

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The problem is, the "profit" quoted by forbes, is before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation. We all know that our 'interest' bill is huge! So that possibly more than halves our 'Profit' of $111m.
 
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