Manchester United’s value drops by over £143MILLION as Liverpool rise to reel them in on the table of the world’s most valuable football club brands… but Real Madrid and Barcelona still top the rankings
- Liverpool are fourth in the worldwide rankings after their Premier League victory
- Manchester United are now just £47m ahead as the most valuable English club
- Both are some way behind the top-two of LaLiga duo Real Madrid and Barcelona
- Chelsea are eighth worldwide, while Tottenham are £58.9m ahead of Arsenal
The Reds are up to fourth in the worldwide rankings, with their value rising by six per cent to £1.143billion (€1.262bn), just £47million behind Manchester United’s £1.190bn valuation – which represents a drop of £143m on the previous year and a fall to third in the rankings.
However, both clubs are some way behind leading LaLiga duo of Real Madrid and Barcelona, with the former retaining top spot despite making nearly a 14 per cent loss, with the coronavirus crisis causing the total brand value of top 50 clubs to fall for the first time in six years.
Liverpool are inching closer to being England’s most valuable club after their title triumph
The valuation of Ed Woodward’s Manchester United dropped by 10.7 per cent to £1.190billion
|Club||Value/percentage rise or fall (value rise/fall from 2019)|
|1. REAL MADRID||£1.286bn / 13.8 per cent- (£205m fall)|
|2. BARCELONA||£1.280bn / 1.4 per cent + (£18.1m rise)|
|3. MANCHESTER UNITED||£1.190bn / 10.7 per cent – (£143m fall)|
|4. LIVERPOOL||£1.143bn / 6 per cent + (£64.3m rise)|
|5. MANCHESTER CITY||£1.018bn / 10.4 per cent – (£118m fall)|
|6. BAYERN MUNICH||£957m / 19.6 per cent – (£233m fall)|
|7. PSG||£876m / 5.8 per cent + (£48m rise)|
|8. CHELSEA||£859m / 1.9 per cent – (£17m fall)|
|9. TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR||£710m / 3.3 per cent + (£23.5m rise)|
|10. ARSENAL||£651m / 18.18 per cent – (£150m fall)|
The Brand Finance Review shows that Real Madrid are positioned in number one with the total value of the club currently at £1.286bn (€1.419bn), despite a drop in value of a staggering £205m.
Barcelona’s value, meanwhile, actually increased by 1.4 per cent – meaning there is now just £5.4m (€6m) between the two clubs at the top of the worldwide rankings -with Barca’s value a total of £1.280bn (€1.413bn).
Overall, the top 10 is made up of six English teams, with Manchester City in fifth after a 10.4 per cent decrease (a total of £118m) in their valuation to £1.018bn (€1.124bn).
Chelsea dropped a place to eighth, with their value decreasing for the fourth consecutive year, while Tottenham are ninth just…