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Real Madrid, most valuable club for third year running
According to Forbes the Spanish giant is worth 2,980 million euros (5% less than last year). Barça falls from second to fourth, worth 2,890 million.
Real Madrid is for the third year running the most valuable club in the world. Magazine Forbes estimates the club to be worth 3,263 million dollars (2,980 million euros), down 37 million dollars on last year (33.8 million euros).
Barcelona fell from second to fourth, with a value of 3,163 million dollars (2,890 million euros), though it is still the second most valuable football club. Two US sports franchises have pushed into second and third position, knocking Barça down the rankings: American football outfit the Dallas Cowboys and baseball team the New York Yankees are both valued at 3,200 million dollars (2,922 million euros).
Manchester United is the third most valuable football club in the list, falling from third to fifth overall (3,104 million dollars/2,835 million euros).
Forbes calculates the value of the club’s as their Enterprise Value, which is a theoretical estimate of what the takeover price would be if the company (or club) were to be bought.