English "Manchester United" is traditionally headed the list.

"Manchester United" (estimated cost - $ 2.24 billion) is in first position in the list since, as Forbes says rating of sports teams (since 2004). For the Red Devils followed by Los Blancos - Madrid "Real" ($ 1.88 billion). The Spanish "Barcelona" ($ 1.31 billion) this year has shifted from third place in London "Arsenal".

The cost of five football teams in this year exceeded $ 1 billion, the average operating profit of the top twenty - $ 45 million In the twenty richest football teams in the world includes only clubs from the Old World: 6 English, 5 Italian, four German, three Spanish and two French . Forbes is the top ten.

"Manchester United"

Pictured: Wayne Rooney

Valuation: $ 2.235 billion (20%)

Country: England

Owner: Glazer family

Revenue: $ 532,000,000

Operating profit of $ 178 million

The most expensive team in all sports in the world. An impressive list of athletic accomplishments: 19 victories in the Premier League and a great chance to win this year. Last year the team received from the League $ 80 million for an exit in the Champions League final (losing to "Barcelona"). This year, flew out of the pot at an earlier stage of the tournament.

"Real Madrid"

Pictured: Cristiano Ronaldo

Valuation: $ 1.877 million (29%)

Country: Spain

Owner: Club members (socios)

Revenue: $ 695,000,000

Operating profit of $ 214 million

The most profitable, not only football, but sports team in the world with an operating profit for 2011 - $ 214 million ($ 36 million more than the second team for this indicator - "Manchester United"). For the semi-finals of the Champions League last year, the club received a $ 59 million and has already reached the semifinals this year. The team under the leadership of Jose Mourinho is also an excellent chance to win a championship in Spain, after several years of domination "Barcelona."

"Barcelona"

Pictured: Lionel Messi

Valuation: $ 1.307 billion (34%)

Country: Spain

Owner: Club members (socios)

Revenue: $ 653,000,000

Operating profit of $ 96 million

Winning teams in the Champions League in 2011, attacking style of play and superb Lionel Messi years helped "Barcelona" to get the most TV coverage of high income in 2011 - $ 266 million team owns the largest stadium in Europe (99,400 spectators).

"Arsenal"

Pictured: Coach Arsene Wenger

Valuation: $ 1.292 billion (8%)

Country: England

Owner: Stan Kronke

Revenue: $ 364,000,000

Operating profit of $ 98 million

For several years, the team is not winning trophies and achieves a current draw of the English Premier League goes to 3rd place. However, attacking style of play and the brightest players (Robin van Persie) attract fans.

"Bavaria"

Pictured: Frank Ribery

Valuation: $ 1.235 billion (18%)

Country: Germany

Owner: Club members

Revenue: $ 466,000,000

Operating profit of $ 90 million

Revenue from broadcasting in 2011 fell by 14% after the departure of the team in the 1/16 of the Champions League. The team rescued the company Adidas, which sponsors the club until 2019 and pays an average of $ 36 million per year. This year the club has played in the semifinals of the League and is on the 2nd place in the championship in Germany.

"Milan"

In the photo: the club's owner Silvio Berlusconi

Valuation: $ 989,000,000 (18%)

Country: Italy

Owner: Silvio Berlusconi

Revenue: $ 341,000,000

Operating profit of $ 29 million

The most expensive Italian soccer team. Won the Scudetto last year. Claim victory in the championship in Italy and in this, but flew out of the Champions League in 2012 already in the quarter finals. Sponsorship deals with Audi, Sky Italia, Taci Oil and Emirates brought the team in 2011, $ 133 million

"Chelsea"

In the photo: team owner Roman Abramovich

Valuation: $ 761,000,000 (16%)

Country: England

Owner: Roman Abramovich

Revenue: $ 362,000,000

Operating profit of $ 76 million

"Chelsea" is playing in the semifinals of the Champions League and it's the only one - albeit the most coveted - a chance to win a trophy this year. In the English Premier League club fights for only the 4th place, which gives the right to act in the Champions League next year. Club owner Roman Abramovich in the past year has reduced the cost of a team by 11%.

"Liverpool"

Pictured: Steven Dzherarrd

Valuation: $ 619,000,000 (12%)

Country: England

Owner: John Henry, Tom Werner

Revenue: $ 295,000,000

Operating profit of $ 45 million

Sporting achievements of the celebrated team of more than modest: while the club takes the 8th place in the Premier League and has no chance to get to the Champions League next year.

"Juventus"

Valuation: $ 591 million (-8%)

Country: Italy

Owner: Agnelli family

Revenue: $ 223,000,000

Operating income: $ -38.0 million

"Juventus" is still on the 2nd place in the championship of Italy. Team sponsor - Nike - up to 2016 will pay the team for $ 18 million a year.

"Schalke 04"

Valuation: $ 587,000,000 (56%)

Country: Germany

Owner: Club members

Revenue: $ 293,000,000

Operating profit of $ 101 million

Compared with 2010 revenues of the club in 2011 increased by 2 times. The team won the German Cup and reached the semifinals of the Champions League. This year the team is in 3rd place in the Bundesliga championship.

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