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United replace Real on top of Forbes list

Wednesday, June 07, 2017 - 01:40

Manchester United top Forbes list of most valuable soccer team while Real Madrid dip from first to third place

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STORY: SHOWS: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK (FILE - MAY 19, 2017)(REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. MANAGER JOSE MOURINHO WALKING WITH HIS ARM OVER MANCHESTER UNITED CAPTAIN WAYNE ROONEY'S SHOULDERS 2. MANCHESTER UNITED MANAGER JOSE MOURINHO WITH PLAYERS AT TRAINING SESSION 3. MARCUS RASHFORD TRAINING 4. MANCHESTER UNITED TRAINING SESSION 5. MANCHESTER UNITED MANAGER JOSE MOURINHO WALKING ACROSS PITCH 6. MANCHESTER UNITED MANAGER JOSE MOURINHO AT TRAINING SESSION/WAYNE ROONEY AND OTHERS AT TRAINING SESSION BARCELONA, SPAIN (FILE - MAY 20, 2017)(REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 7. BARCELONA PLAYERS IN TRAINING SESSION 8. ATTACKERS LIONEL MESSI AND LUIS SUAREZ ARRIVING FOR TRAINING SESSION 9. ATTACKER NEYMAR ARRIVING AT TRAINING SESSION 10. MIDFIELDERS ANDRES INIESTA AND IVAN RAKITIC IN TRAINING SESSION 11. MESSI, LUIS SUAREZ AND NEYMAR IN TRAINING SESSION 12. VARIOUS OF PLAYERS TRAINING 13. GOALKEEPER MARC-ANDRE TER STEGEN TRAINING BARCELONA, SPAIN (FILE - JUNE 1, 2017) (BARÇA TV - NO ACCESS SPAIN) 14. BARCELONA COACH ERNESTO VALVERDE (LEFT), BARCELONA PRESIDENT JOSEP BARTOMEU AND BARCELONA SPORTS AREA VICE PRESIDENT JORDI MESTRE SHAKING HANDS 15. VARIOUS OF ERNESTO VALVERDE POSING WITH BARCELONA JERSEY NEXT TO JOSEP BARTOMEU MADRID, SPAIN (FILE - MAY 21, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 16. FACADE OF MADRID TOWN HALL / REAL MADRID FANS CELEBRATING THE LEAGUE TITLE AT CIBELES FOUNTAIN 17. VARIOUS OF REAL MADRID FANS CHEERING, SHOUTING AND DANCING 18. FAN HOLDS UP PLACARD IN THE SHAPE OF LEAGUE CUP TROPHY WITH REAL MADRID ON IT, FANS DANCING AND SHOUTING WITH TOWN HALL IN BACKGROUND MADRID, SPAIN (FILE - JUNE 4, 2017)(REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 19. REAL MADRID COACH ZINEDINE ZIDANE WALKS TO CENTRE OF PITCH WIDE VIEW OF REAL MADRID PLAYERS ON STAGE AT CENTRE OF PITCH 20. REAL MADRID STRIKER CRISTIANO RONALDO LEADING SINGING AMONG PLAYERS AND SPECTATORS 21. REAL MADRID PLAYERS INCLUDING CAPTAIN SERGIO RAMOS WHO WEARS A CROWN CELEBRATING ON STAGE WITH COACH ZIDANE AND THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TROPHY STORY: Manchester United have replaced European champions Real Madrid as the world's most valuable soccer team, according to the annual list published by Forbes on Tuesday (June 6). United were valued at $3.69 billion, an 11 percent jump compared to last year. That was a testament to the team's powerful brand and marketing acumen, Forbes said in a statement. Barcelona are second on the list with a value of $3.64 billion while Real Madrid, who held top spot for the last four years, fell to third place with a value of $3.58 billion. Rounding out the top five were Bayern Munich ($2.71 billion) and Manchester City (2.08 billion). Six Premier League teams featured in the top 10, with United and City joined by Arsenal ($1.93 billion), Chelsea ($1.85 billion) Liverpool ($1.49 billion) and Tottenham Hotspur ($1.06 billion). German champions Bayern Munich ($2.71 billion) were ranked fourth while Serie A champions Juventus ($1.26 billion) were ninth. Forbes also said the average value of the top 20 teams rose 3 percent over last year to $1.48 billion. For the complete list, visit (http://Forbes.com/).

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United replace Real on top of Forbes list

Wednesday, June 07, 2017 - 01:40