Bayern is placed third, ahead of Manchester United, who is considered the richest English club. They are quickly followed by Liverpool and Manchester City, with Paris Saint-Germain finishing seventh. In 2016, Forbes estimated Bayern's revenue to be $1.5 billion and its profit to be $80 million.
Manchester United's revenue for the year 2015 was $732 million and their profit was $54 million. Their total assets were then valued at $1.3 billion with shareholders' equity of $227 million.
Manchester United has the highest average attendance in European football. The Old Trafford stadium has a capacity of 76,000, which makes it the largest football stadium in the UK. It has been called "the cathedral of soccer" because of its unique atmosphere that develops during matches.
Bayern's ground is the largest in Germany with an official capacity of 81,500. It is also one of the most modern stadiums in Europe.
United's manager at the time was Alex Ferguson who had led them to success for several years. He retired in 2013 after 27 years at the club and was later succeeded by Jose Mourinho who has since been hired back for another season as manager.
United is rated 34th in the world. Ouch. Despite overcoming Bayern Munich last season, the Germans are ranked somewhat higher than the Reds. Chelsea sits fifth thanks to their Europa League win, but Olympiacos is an unexpected presence in the top 10. The Greek club beat the English champions 2-1 in the final to secure its place in the top flight.
Now, here's where it gets interesting: United has already been relegated once before - in 1990. The Red Devils came back from three points adrift to Gennaro Gattuso's late penalty shootout winner at Villa Park to avoid the drop. This time around, however, the team would have to win its last four games just to retain its spot. With so much at stake, it's no wonder the club launched a record £750 million transfer campaign ahead of the 2017-18 season.
Overall, United is one of the most popular teams in the world with fans. Its $1 billion revenue estimate for 2018 makes it the highest-earning soccer team in the world. However, the club also has the second-highest operating expense ratio at 52%.
It's not all glory and cash though; the team has also won several trophies including five Premier Leagues, two Champions Leagues, one FA Cup, and one World Club Championship. It's not easy being green!
According to Deloitte, Manchester United has dropped lower down the list of the world's richest football teams. England's highest-placed team is now fourth in the 2021 Football Money League, having been surpassed by Bayern Munich. United's revenue of $914 million placed them just below Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique Lyon.
However, the club's net income of $192 million meant they ranked third, behind only Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique Lyon.
United's revenue growth has slowed in recent years while their operating loss has widened from £27.5 million to £119.5 million. The increase in losses is due to increased player costs as well as other factors such as expansion fees and matchday revenues.
The club has an estimated net worth of $3.16 billion according to Forbes, making them the most successful football club in the world.
Manchester United was founded in Newton Heath, Manchester, in 1878 by a group of local businessmen who agreed to form a professional soccer club to promote the sport and enhance its image. The original investors' goal was not to become wealthy, but rather to create a platform for their sons to develop their skills beyond what could be learned at school.
United Manchester Despite a drop in total value, Manchester United was crowned the most valuable English team. According to Sky Sports, Manchester United retained their title as the most valuable club in England in the current Forbes list. The report estimated that the Red Devils were worth £443.5 million ($615 million). Chelsea came second with a value of £77 million ($108 million). Arsenal ranked third with a value of £57 million ($80 million). Tottenham Hotspur took fourth place with a value of £43 million ($60 million). Liverpool finished fifth with a value of £37 million ($52 million).
The most expensive club in England is Manchester United. However, its value is dropping since its last appearance on the list in 2010. The decline can be attributed to the fact that former player and manager Alex Ferguson died in 2016 at the age of 86. Before his death, he had managed the club for 26 years. During this time, he won 12 Premier League titles, four FA Cups, one Champions League, and one Europa League. He also made United famous around the world.
Other big names on the list include City (valued at £75 million), Chelsea (£77 million), Liverpool (£82 million), and Tottenham (£87 million). In terms of revenue, United is again the top dog with earnings of $480 million. Chelsea comes second with revenues of $170 million.
The most recent Premier League news Manchester United is worth $4.2 billion, whereas Bayern Munich is at $4.2 billion and Liverpool is worth $4.1 billion. Man United has been ranked first for 11 of the previous 16 years, and was third in the most recent standings. The club's revenue has increased by an average of 31 percent every year since 2003-04.
Liverpool was founded in 1892 and currently plays in the Premier League, Cup, Champions League, and Europa League. The team is based in Liverpool, England. Its home ground is Anfield Stadium. John Henry is the chairman of Liverpool FC. The company he works for, Enduring Materials, owns 78 percent of the club. Tom Werner is the executive director of Liverpool FC.
Manchester United was founded in 1878 and currently plays in the Premier League, Cup, Champions League, and Europa League. The team is based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester. Its home ground is Man United Stadium. David Moyes is the manager of Man United. The club's owner is the Glazer family, who also own Portland Timbers in the MLS. Ander Herrera is a midfielder for Man United. He has won two trophies with the team so far.
Bayern Munich was formed in 1950 and currently plays in the Bundesliga, Cup, Champions League, and Europa League. The team is based in Munich, Bavaria. It's home ground is Allianz Arena.