10 most expensive football clubs in the world

Club Chelsea Roman Abramovich is only the seventh place.

American magazine Forbes has made a rating of the most expensive football clubs in the world. leader of the ranking was the English "Manchester United" (estimate of the cost - about $ 1, 9 billion). By the way, Manchester United is the most expensive sports club in the world, ahead of the Dallas Cowboys (American football, the cost estimate - $ 1, 8 billion). Second place among the football clubs took Madrid "Real", and the third - London "Arsenal". "Chelsea" Roman Abramovich did not even make the top five, finishing only seventh place.

1. "Manchester United"

10 most expensive football clubs in the world

Country: England

Owners: Glazer family

Valuation: $ 1, 864 billion (+ 2%)

Until a few months, and in the history of the "Manchester United" is inscribed next golden date - a quarter century as head coach of the club is working Alex Ferguson, who won 11 England with Manchester United champion titles and twice - the Champions League. This year, the "Manchester United" in the lead in the English Premier League and plays in the semifinals of the Champions League with the German "Schalke 04".

2. "Real Madrid"

10 most expensive football clubs in the world

Country: Spain

Owners: the fans of the club

Valuation: $ 1, 451 billion (+ 10%)

A few days ago the Spanish club won its first trophy under the guidance of head coach Jose Mourinho - Spanish Cup, beaten in the final of his main rival, "Barcelona." With the Catalan club "Real" will meet again in a week in the semifinals of the Champions League.

3. "Arsenal"

10 most expensive football clubs in the world

Country: England

The owner: Stan Kroenke

Valuation: $ 1, 192 billion (+ 1%)

This season, "Arsenal", most likely, again finished without a trophy. Recall that last trophy - the FA Cup - he won in 2005. And the strategy of the London club head coach Arsene Wenger, who made a bet on the cultivation of talented young people, causing more and more questions from fans. But at least in this year's "Arsenal", finally I found the owner. American businessman Stan Kroenke and Alisher Usmanov parallel were buying up shares of the club, but in the end the American stepped forward, gathering about 63% of the shares.

4. "Bavaria"

10 most expensive football clubs in the world

Country: Germany

Owners: the fans of the club

Valuation: $ 1, 048 billion (+ 6%)

Last year, the Munich "Bavaria" almost won three titles: the club won the German championship and Cup draw local, but in the Champions League final lost to Milan "Inter". This season, the game in the "Bavaria" no luck: the team is in fourth place in the Bundesliga, and flew out of the Champions League at the stage of 1/8 finals, losing all the same, "Inter".

5. "Barcelona"

10 most expensive football clubs in the world

Country: Spain

Owners: the fans of the club

Valuation: $ 975 million (-2%)

No doubt, "Barcelona" - the strongest club of modern times and one of the best teams in the history of world football. This season, "Barcelona" has, in fact, secured the title of champion of Spain, but lost the Copa del Rey worst enemy - Madrid "Real". At stake is yet another title - in the semifinals of the Champions League, "Barcelona" will once again confront the "Real". Both clubs need a win in order to prove his superiority over his rival.

6. "Milan"

10 most expensive football clubs in the world

Country: Italy

The owner: Silvio Berlusconi

Valuation: $ 838 million (+ 5%)

This year, the team Berlusconi has all the cards to finally win the Italian championship (last title in the domestic championship, "Milan" won in 2004), although it is considered one of the key players in the Brazilian Ronaldinho (pictured) in January of 2011 returned home to the club, "Flamengo".

7. "Chelsea"

10 most expensive football clubs in the world

Country: England

The owner: Roman Abramovich

Valuation: $ 658 million (+ 2%)

Winning the Champions League is still a fixed idea for Roman Abramovich. Despite the multi-million dollar transfers and inviting big-name coach, "Chelsea" was not able to win a major European tournament. In this case, the main "stars" of the London club did not get younger, and not far off restructuring team, which again may require a multimillion-dollar injections from the owner.

8. "Juventus"

10 most expensive football clubs in the world

Country: Italy

Owners: the Agnelli family

Valuation: $ 628 million (-4%)

Last title, "Juventus" is dated 2003. All the matter in a corruption scandal that erupted in Italy in 2006, which resulted in the Turin club was sent to Division B. The team in the first season won the lower division and returned to Serie A, but has played in the Premier League without success, and League One for other benefits "Inter".

9. "Liverpool"

10 most expensive football clubs in the world

Country: England

Owner: John Henry, Tom Werner

Valuation: $ 552 million (-33%)

"Liverpool" has not won the championship since 1990: then it was still called the first division in England, and not the Premier League. However, in 2005, he won the Champions League. In October 2010, the "Liverpool" has changed owners: the new owners were American businessmen John Henry and Tom Werner, who also owns a baseball team Boston Red Sox.

10. "Inter"

10 most expensive football clubs in the world

Country: Italy

The owner Massimo Moratti

Valuation: $ 441 million (+ 7%)

Last season, "Inter" under the guidance of Jose Mourinho made a "treble", that is, won just three titles: the champion of Italy, winner of the Italian Cup and the Champions League. After the departure of Portuguese coach Milan club things got worse: the team was relegated from the Champions League and is only in third place in the Italian championship.