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Top 10 richest football clubs in the world

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1. Real Madrid
Owner/Controlling Shareholder: Club members
Current Value (£bil): 2.17
1-Year value change (%): -5
Revenues (£mil): 491
Operating Income (£mil): 112
Despite a 5% decrease in value, Real Madrid top the list for the third consecutive year. Who will be the Galactico on the club’s shopping list this summer then?
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2. Barcelona
Owner/Controlling Shareholder: Club members
Current Value (£bil): 2.1
1-Year value change (%): -1
Revenues (£mil): 432
Operating Income (£mil): 114
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3. Manchester United
Owner/Controlling Shareholder: Glazer family
Current Value (£bil): 2.03
1-Year value change (%): 10
Revenues (£mil): 462
Operating Income (£mil): 139
United are the highest-ranked English club, and the club’s deep reserves have led to speculation they’ll make a £100 million bid for Gareth Bale this summer.
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4. Bayern Munich
Owner/Controlling Shareholder: Club members
Current Value (£bil): 1.51
1-Year value change (%): 27
Revenues (£mil): 435
Operating Income (£mil): 51
The fan-owned model seems to be working for Bayern, whose value has gone up by 27% over the last year.
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5. Manchester City
Owner/Controlling Shareholder: Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Current Value (£mil): 910
1-Year value change (%): 59
Revenues (£mil): 370
Operating Income (£mil): 80
City continue to prosper financially under the backing of the wealthy Sheikh Mansour.
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6. Chelsea
Owner/Controlling Shareholder: Roman Abramovich
Current Value (£mil): 900
1-Year value change (%): 58
Revenues (£mil): 346
Operating Income (£mil): 55
Chelsea’s value has enjoyed a healthy increase this year, taking them above their London rivals Arsenal.
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7. Arsenal
Owner/Controlling Shareholder: Stan Kroenke
Current Value (£mil): 850
1-Year value change (%): -2
Revenues (£mil): 320
Operating Income (£mil):154
Years of realtive austerity appear to be paying off for the Gunners, who can now boast a very healthy balance sheet – even if the club’s value has slightly declined since last year.
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8. Liverpool
Owner/Controlling Shareholder: John Henry, Tom Werner
Current Value (£mil): 646
1-Year value change (%): 42
Revenues (£mil): 273
Operating Income (£mil): 57
Liverpool are the lowest ranked English side in the list, but have benfitted from a return to Champions League football.
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9. Juventus
Owner/Controlling Shareholder: Agnelli family
Current Value (£mil): 550
1-Year value change (%): -2
Revenues (£mil): 249
Operating Income (£mil): 33
The Champions League semi-finalists pip AC Milan to the title of richest Italian club, helped by three (about to become four) successive Serie A titles.
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10. AC Milan
Owner/Controlling Shareholder: Silvio Berlusconi
Current Value (£mil): 510
1-Year value change (%): -10
Revenues (£mil): 223
Operating Income (£mil): 35.5
The Italian giants cling onto a place in the top 10 despite a fall in valuation, and ongoing struggles on the pitch.

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