FC Barcelona have overtaken La Liga rivals Real Madrid to become the world's most valuable football club, with a valuation of £3.46 billion, according to Forbes.
For the first time in the clubs history, Barcelona have been announced as the most valuable football club in the world, after they leap-frog arch-rivals Real Madrid to the top spot.
Their spanish rivals are hot on their trails, with a Forbes club valuation of £3.45 billion. Both clubs recorded revenues of £576 million and debt values at six per cent.
According to Forbes, the average worth of clubs in their top 20 list has risen by 30 per cent in the past two years, despite the COVID-19 pandemic having had a significant impact on clubs' match day revenue.
The most valuable English club in the top 20 was Manchester United, who came in at 4th with a value of £3.06 billion, just behind 3rd place Bayern Munich, who’s value was £3.07 billion.
French champions, Paris Saint-Germain’s club value has risen the most out of the top 10 clubs on the list in the last two years, after being valued at £1.82 billion with an increase of 129 per cent.
Author: Fred Dobberson