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Real Madrid topsForbes’Richest Club with Man Utd, Man City in Top 5

Fola Akintomide

Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid are once again at the top of the list of Forbes’ richest football clubs.

Figures released by Forbes Magazine on Wednesday state that Real are still worth well over £2billion despite a drop in value by 5% in the last 12 months.

The revenue of the reigning European champions – £489million – is the highest of any sporting team in the world.

Behind los Blancos on the rich list is Catalan giants Barcelona who are valued at £2.07bn while a duo of English Premier League teams make the top.

Manchester pair United and City come in at third and fifth respectively with values of £2.03bn and £905m.

Newly-crowned Premier League champions Chelsea, their London rivals Arsenal and Anfield outfit Liverpool are the other English teams in the top 10.

Tottenham, Newcastle United and West Ham United all made the top 20 at 13th, 18th and 19th places respectively.

Forbes’ top 10 most valuable teams of 2015

1. Real Madrid – £2.13bn
2. Barcelona – £2.07bn
3. Manchester United – £2.03bn
4. Bayern Munich – £1.54bn
5. Manchester City – £905m
6. Chelsea – £898m
7. Arsenal – £859m
8. Liverpool – £644m
9. Juventus – £549m
10. AC Milan – £508m