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Real Madrid top list of most valuable soccer teams

Last updated on: April 18, 2013 13:15 IST

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Reigning Spanish champions Real Madrid has been valued at $3.3 billion by Forbes magazine, ending the $3.2 billion worth Manchester United's nine-year reign at the top of the magazine's annual list of the most valuable football teams in the world.

Barcelona are valued third, at $2.6 billion, Arsenal fourth at $1.33 billion, while German side Bayern Munich complete the top five with a valuation of $1.31 billion in the list.

In coming to its figures, Forbes looks at a football club's various revenue streams, such as television money, ticket sales, merchandise and concessions.

Check out Forbes' 10 most valuable soccer clubs in the world

Real Madrid

Owner: Club supporters

Value: $3.3 billion

Image: Real Madrid players celebrate
Photographs: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

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Manchester United

Owner: Glazer family

Value: $3.2 billion



Image: Wayne Rooney of Manchester United is congratulated by Tom Cleverley
Photographs: Julian Finney/Getty Images

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FC Barcelona

Owner: Club supporters

Value: $2.6bn



Image: FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi
Photographs: Reuters

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Arsenal FC

Owner: Arsenal Holdings plc

Value: $1.33bn


Image: Arsenal players
Photographs: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

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Bayern Munich

Owner: Club supporters

Value: $1.31bn


Image: Frank Ribery
Photographs: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

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AC Milan

Owner: Silvio Berlusconi

Value: $945m


Image: AC Milan players celebrate
Photographs: Claudio Villa/Getty Images

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Chelsea

Owner: Roman Abramovich

Value: $901m


Image: Chelsea's Frank Lampard celebrates a goal
Photographs: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

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Juventus

Owner: Agnelli family

Value: $694m


Image: Juve's Stephan Lichtsteiner
Photographs: Reuters/Stringer/Italy

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Manchester City

Owner: Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Value: $689m

Image: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates
Photographs: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

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Liverpool

Owner: John Henry

Value: $651m


Image: Liverpool players celebrate
Photographs: Phil Noble/Reuters

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