SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: REAL MADRID CF 2013 MOST VALUABLE SPORTS TEAM IN THE WORLD

REAL MADRID CF 2013 MOST VALUABLE SPORTS TEAM IN THE WORLD

According to the prestigious american financial magazine "Forbes", Spanish Football Club Real Madrid CF overtakes English giant Manchester United as "The 2013 Most Valuable Sports Team in the World" with an overall value of 3.3 Billion US$.

REAL MADRID CF 2013

The calculations take into account numerous factors like all the assets ( including players, stadium, infrastructure) plus revenue sources & potential. For example Real Madrid has extended its deal with a sporting wear company & new sponsorship from an International Airline. Real Madrid plans to renovate its stadium & add more seats which will also lift revenues. Lastly, Real Madrid has 93.000 members which pay annually around 195€, which is an excellent source of stable income.

The other Spanish Football Club which makes a notable jump is FC Barcelona from Nº 8 in 2012 to Nº 3 in 2013 with 2.6 Billion US$ in value.

Below is the Top 10 list for 2013 according to Forbes: 


Spanish football
courtesy of "Forbes"

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