Update: Man UTD Is The Most Valuable Football Club
Manchester United FC may have finished second in the English Premier League this season but the club is top of the table in terms of overall value, according to a report by accounting firm KPMG on Wednesday.
The club’s overall value increased five percent compared to 2017 to more than 3.2 billion euros (£2.8 billion pounds, $3.77 billion), beating Real Madrid on 2.9 billion euros and FC Barcelona on 2.8 billion euros.
Each club assets was calculated if they own a stadium, for example; the value of the players, and also the value of the brand or image with advertising contracts and their reach on social networks,
said Jacques Boussuge, head of sports advisory at KPMG.
The rest of the 32 European clubs assessed, Bayern Munich came fourth with 2.55 billion euros, Juventus were ninth on 1.3 billion euros, with Paris Saint-Germain in 11th place, with an estimated value of 1.14 billion euros.
“PSG FC is progressing, but it takes time and is limited by financial fair play regulations,” said Boussuge. In total, the financial value of the 32 clubs reached an estimated 32.5 billion euros, a 9 percent increase on 2017.