Real Madrid most valuable football club, Forbes saysNEW YORK - Real Madrid has passed Manchester United as the most valuable football team in Forbes’ annual estimates.
Forbes valued Real Madrid at $3.3 billion in rankings released Wednesday, up from last year’s estimate of $1.88 billion.
Manchester United, which had been No. 1 since Forbes started the list in 1994, was second at $3.17 billion, a 42 percent increase. Barcelona was third at $2.6 billion, followed by Arsenal ($1.33 billion), Bayern Munich ($1.31 billion), AC Milan ($945 million), Chelsea ($901 billion), Juventus ($694 million), Manchester City ($689 million) and Liverpool ($651 million).
AC Milan was the only team among the top 10 estimated to decline in value over the past year, dropping 4 percent.