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Forbes Global's Richest Soccer Teams

The following presents FORBES GLOBAL's '05 soccer valuations. Team values are Forbes estimates based on the most recent transactions and the enterprise values of publicly traded teams. Included in team value is the current stadium deal - unless a new stadium is pending - without deduction debt (other than stadium debt). Income includes stadium debt. Revenue and operating income are for the '03-04 season and converted to U.S. dollars based on June '04, exchange rates (FORBES GLOBAL, 4/18 issue).
FORBES GLOBAL'S '05 SOCCER VALUATIONS
RK TEAM
VALUE ($M)^
REVENUES ($M)
OPER. INCOME ($M)^^
1 Manchester United (England)
$1,251
$315
$105.7
2 Real Madrid (Spain)
$920
$287
$26.3
3 AC Milan (Italy)
$893
$270
-$8.0
4 Juventus (Italy)
$837
$262
$23.6
5 Bayern Munich (Germany)
$627
$202
$48.0
6 Arsenal (England)
$613
$211
$41.8
7 Internazionale Milan (Italy)
$608
$203
$6.2
8 Chelsea (England)
$449
$264
-$7.2
9 Liverpool (England)
$441
$170
$57.0
10 Newcastle United (England)
$391
$166
$37.0
11 Barcelona (Spain)
$389
$206
$7.1
12 Olympique Marseille (France)
$305
$107
$15.0
13 Tottenham Hotspur (England)
$298
$122
$17.6
14 Schalke 04 (Germany)
$295
$111
$26.2
15 Celtic (Scotland)
$273
$127
$8.8
16 Manchester City (England)
$262
$114
$7.3
17 AS Roma (Italy)
$252
$132
-$24.7
18 Aston Villa (England)
$236
$103
$6.5
19 Glasgow Rangers (Scotland)
$225
$105
$14.9
20 SS Lazio (Italy)
$224
$121
-$100.9
21 Olympique Lyonnais (France)
$209
$139
$6.3
22 Borussia Dortmund (Germany)
$197
$119
-$40.3
23 FC Porto (Portugal)
$182
$140
-$14.5
24 Leeds United (England)
$135
$85
-$48.2
25 Ajax Amsterdam (Holland)
$126
$78
$6.1
AVERAGES
$425.52
$166.36
$8.7
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