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The World’s Most Valuable Football Clubs In 2021

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Nine football (soccer) clubs feature on the 2021 Forbes list of the most valuable sports teams in the world, which remains largely dominated by NFL franchises. But there are as many football clubs as basketball teams, while there are only six representing baseball.

Forbes’ methodology calculates a team’s value, which is equity plus net debt, using ‘revenue and operating income adjusted for revenue sharing, and include the economics of each team’s arena deal but not the value of the real estate itself’.

Dallas Cowboys top the overall list with a valuation of $5.7bn, with the New York Yankees and New York Knicks following in second and third respectively, also with valuations of at least $5bn.

The first football club on the list comes in as high as number four.

Here’s a look at all nine football clubs on Forbes’ top 50 list for 2021…

9. Paris Saint-Germain – $2.5bn (€2.06bn, £1.77bn)

Paris Saint-Germain

Overall position: =43rd

Value change over last five years: +207%

Paris Saint-Germain have become one of the established European elite under Qatari ownership since 2011 and have seen their value soar by a factor of 200% in the last five years alone. They enjoy a status as one of the most fashionable and marketable clubs in the world.

8. Arsenal – $2.8bn (€2.3bn, £1.99bn)

Arsenal

Overall position: 38th

Value change over last five years: +39%

Arsenal have been under Kroenke family ownership since 2011 and their valuation has more than doubled since then. But the rate of increase has slowed in more recent years, which is perhaps attributable to a general lack of success on the pitch.

7. Chelsea – $3.2bn (€2.63bn, £2.27bn)

Chelsea

Overall position: =25th

Value change over last five years: +93%

Roman Abramovich appears to once more be fully invested in Chelsea following concerns in recent years that his interest in the club may have been starting to wane, especially after he left the UK in 2018 amid delays over the renewal of his visa.

6. Manchester City – $4bn (€3.29bn, £2.84bn)

Man City

Overall position: =13th

Value change over last five years: +108%

Manchester City have come to dominate English football in recent seasons. The enormous investment of Sheikh Mansour has completely transformed the club, with success on the pitch driving an increased presence and global brand off it.

5. Liverpool – £4.1bn (€3.37bn, £2.91bn)

Liverpool

Overall position: 12th

Value change over last five years: +165%

Liverpool have struggled financially as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but their overall valuation has soared over the last five years. That has coincided with Jurgen Klopp’s reign as manager and the success he has delivered, which has driven massive commercial growth.

4. Manchester United – $4.2bn (€3.45bn, £2.98bn)

Man Utd

Overall position: 11th

Value change over last five years: +27%

Manchester United have seen their valuation grow at a slower rate over the last five years than any of the other football clubs on this list. The Glazer family continue to profit each year and European Super League scandal has brought a fresh wave of fan protests against the American owners.

3. Bayern Munich – $4.21bn (€3.46bn, £2.99bn)

Bayern Munich

Overall position: 10th

Value change over last five years: +57%

Bayern Munich continue to dominate the domestic scene in Germany and made Champions League history in 2020 by becoming the first team to win every single game they played in the competition en-route to lifting the trophy that season.

2. Real Madrid – $4.75bn (€3.91bn, £3.37bn)

Real Madrid

Overall position: 5th

Value change over last five years: +30%

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has been a driving force behind the failed European Super League concept, which his club has doggedly refused to give up on. But Los Blancos remain an instantly recognisable brand worldwide and have won four Champions Leagues since 2014.

1. Barcelona – $4.76bn (€3.91bn, £3.38bn)

Barcelona

Overall position: 4th

Value change over last five years: +34%

Spiralling debt and immense costs at Barcelona, the latter largely the result of unsustainable spending on transfer fees and wages that haven’t translated into major on-field success in recent season, are a huge burden. But their overall valuation is still number one in world football.

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Lady Who Murdered GH Media Student, Priscilla Tsegah Captured On CCTV | WATCH

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A 23-year-old woman by name, Priscilla Tsegah, was stabbed to death by her female friend in a hotel where they lodged for two days.

Her body was found in the hotel room after she had been declared missing by her family with her friends running a social media campaign using her pictures and appealing to the public help find her.

She is said to have been stabbed in her lower abdomen by another lady identified only as Natashia, suspected to be the “lesbian partner’ of the deceased. Natashia took to her heels after the incident and no eye balls have been set on her since.

Natashia is alleged to have murdered her lover after the boyfriend of Priscilla, yet to be identified, went to the Justa Hotel, at New Legon, where the two women were lodging.

According to workers of the hotel, Natashia booked a room in their facility on May 20, 2021 at about 6:43pm and after one hour and 17 minutes, she left and returned with Priscilla, whose identity was not known by the hotel until after her death.

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Korle-Bu Shooting: Ghana Police Release Investigation Notice Over Killing Of Police Officer

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KUBILIVE earlier reported on a robbery attack on the Korle-bu road in Accra.

According to a post shared on social media by media personality Afia Pokua Vim Lady, a bullion driver, a police officer and a woman have been shot dead.

It was believed that suspected armed robbers attacked the bullion van and shot the driver and the police officer in the process.

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The police have then released an official statement towards the investigation of the incident.

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Joel Glazer Opens Up On Man Utd’s Transfer Plans This Summer

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Manchester United co-chairman Joel Glazer has insisted that the club will invest ‘meaningfully’ in the summer transfer window, and is confident about what the future holds for the Red Devils.

Man Utd are close to agreeing a deal for Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, while they have also been linked with moves for Spurs’ Harry Kane and West Ham’s Declan Rice.

Glazer, who United fans seldom hear directly from, confirmed at a recent fans’ forum that the club will invest in the playing squad this summer.

“We’re going to keep investing on the pitch, which we did last year, and we plan on doing it meaningfully this year. So, we feel that we’re in a good spot,” he said, via Man Utd’s website.

Glazer also spoke about the restructuring behind the scenes at the club, which involved John Murtough becoming the director of football with Darren Fletcher appointed as technical director, and how he is confident that the club will end their trophy drought.

“There’s been a tremendous amount of work done behind the scenes and we feel like we’re absolutely on the right track,” Glazer said. “As you all know, we’ve put John Murtough as our first football director, along with Darren Fletcher in there as well. And we feel with them together leading the way, and the work done behind the scenes, that we’re absolutely on the right track.

“Our recruitment process policies, the way we go about it has changed in the last few years, I think we’ve all seen how that has changed. We think we’re absolutely in a position for a lot of success for the future.

“Any other club that has won titles recently had years where they didn’t win the league, then they moved up, they were successful and then everybody appreciates the way their structure is set up. We think we’re on that path. We feel very good about where we are.

“But at the end of the day, we all share the same goal – to win trophies. And we will make sure that everything is being done to put us in the best position to win trophies, we’ll continue to do that. And we think we’ve set up a structure behind the scenes to deliver success.”

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