MILAN, April 18, 2013 – Overtaking accomplished. With an estimated value of $ 3.3 billion (2.6 billion euro), Real Madrid undermines Manchester United and becomes the football team that is worth more in the world. This is the result of the Forbes magazine ranking. The Blanca house has managed to unseat the United for the first time since 2004.
Reliability And the Italians how they perform? In the top ten of the ranking, which takes into account income, debts and reliability, will see two: the first is AC Milan, who is in sixth place with an estimated € 721 million (with 326 million in revenues in 2011-2012 ), then in eighth place there Juventus, valued 529 million euro. Some lower position, in fourteenth place, is also placed Inter, with an estimated 306 million, and the seventeenth Napoli, valued 252 million.
Growth Returning to the top ten of the class, apart from Milan and Juve, after United and Real are Barcelona, Arsenal, Bayern, Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool. As reported by Forbes, the Madrid club has grown more rapidly than other increasing revenues by 62 percent in three years, thanks to the success on the field, the champions taken in recent years (including Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham) and generous sponsorships, including the last of which, still in talks with Emirates Airlines (the same sponsor of Milan).