At least off the pitch it is ranked first: the Catalans have risen to the top of Forbes' rankings for the first time in their history, at the expense of arch-rivals Real Madrid • Bayern Munich are ranked third, Manchester United fourth.
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For the first time in the club's history, Barcelona rose to the top of Forbes' rankings.
The Catalans overtook their sworn rival - Real Madrid and became the most expensive football club in the world with a valuation of $ 4.76 billion.
Real Madrid, who have topped the list five times in the past, which won the Clásico last Saturday 1: 2 in the Clásico, find themselves this time only in second place with a value of $ 4.75 billion.
Forbes announced that the average value of the top 20 clubs increased 30% from two years ago to $ 2.28 billion despite the corona plague that affected ticket sales revenue, which dropped last season to $ 441 million - down 9.6% from 2017-18.
"The economic damage is far from over, with a sharp drop in ticket sales this season, as most teams in the top leagues in Europe still allow except fans to attend the games," said Forbes vice-president Mike Oznian.
European champions Bayern Munich ($ 4.215 billion) are in third place on the list while the 'Big Six' in the Premier League - Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur - are in the top ten.
Last year’s French champions and runners-up in the Champions League last year Paris Saint-Germain rose to ninth place after being valued at $ 2.5 billion with a 129% increase in two years - the biggest increase among the top ten clubs.
The World's Most Valuable Clubs:
Barcelona - $ 4.76 bn
Real Madrid - $ 4.75 bn
Bayern Munich - $ 4.22 bn
Man United - $ 4.2 bn
Liverpool - $ 4.1 bn
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- RouteOneFootball (@ Route1futbol) April 12, 2021