20 Most Valuable Football Teams In The World 2016


15. Atletico de Madrid – La Liga

Value: $633 million

Revenue: $225 million

Operating Income: $46 million

Athletico de Madrid

The Champions league finalist have had a good year finishing yet again in the 3rd place in the la liga. In early 2015 Chairman of the Dalian Wanda property group, and Asia’s Richest person, Chinese Wang Jianlin joined Miguel Angel Gil Marin as a co-owner of the club after buying 20% shares for €45 million-$54 million. Atleti are set to move to Estadio Olímpico de Madrid in the beginning of the 2017/2018 season. The stadium is currently under renovation to expand it from 20,000 to a over 73,000 sitting capacity at a construction cost of €250 million.

14. Schalke 04 – Bundesliga

Value: $655 million

Revenue: $264 million

Operating Income: $67 million

Schalke 04

Schalke would yet again lose out in competing with Europe’s big boys in the champions league as their odds of finishing 4th place in the Bundesliga this season is very slim. The Miners finished 6th place last season and their lack of champions league matches is affecting their match day revenue and in turn their general valuation.

13. Paris Saint-Germain – Ligue 1

Value: $814 million

Revenue: $578 million

Operating Income: $1 million

Paris Saint-Germain

PSG became the richest club in France in 2012 after Qatar Sports Investment became its sole shareholder. They are among the teams who snapped up their league title for the 2015/2016 season long before it ended, winning the title back-to-back. Last season, they set a record as the first French team to win the Ligue 1, Coupe de France and Coupe de la Lique titles. Again they made it to the champions league quarter finals as they did last year.


12. AC Milan – Serie A

Value: $825 million

Revenue: $240 million

Operating Income: $29 million

AC Milan

Europe’s second most successful club have seen their performance wane in recent years, with no major title since the 2010/2011 season, notwithstanding, their valuation have only soured. From Forbes‘ evaluation, $322 million of Milan’s total value were made off commercials. Still owned by Italy’s former Prime Minister and Mediaset owner Silvio Berlusconi, part of the club could in the summer be sold to Chinese investors for a hundreds under a billion dollars.

11. Borussia Dortmund – Bundesliga

Value: $836 million

Revenue: $338 million

Operating Income: $52 million

Borrusia Dortmund

Dortmund’s home stadium Westfalenstadion is the largest in Germany with over 80,000 capacity. In 2006, local insurance company Signal Iduna signed a 10-year pact with the team to rename the stadium to Signal Iduna Park in order to reduce the club’s debts. In 2015, Signal Iduna signed another 10-year deal which will extend to 2026 for around $7 million a year.

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