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Newcastle 16th Richest Club In World By Forbes

8:25 pm, Thursday, May 1st, 2008 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 32 Comments

Forbes have today issued the top 25 football teams in the world by the estimated value of each club – and Newcastle United are in 16th position.

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Michael Owen – this is picture on special piece on Newcastle United

In a similar report that Deloitte Touche brings out every year, Newcastle were in 13th position, rated by annual revenue (turnover) of each club.

Here is the full list, with Manchester United in top place.

Rank Team 	 Country   Value  Debt/Value  Revenue  Income
                            $M        %         $M     Change%

1 Man United  	 England   1,800     60 	394     111
2 Real Madrid 	 Spain 	   1,285     27 	474     112
3 Arsenal 	 England   1,200     43 	329      77
4 Liverpool 	 England   1,050     65 	269 	 60
5 Bayern Munich  Germany     917      0 	302 	 72
6 AC Milan 	 Italy 	     798      0 	307 	 54
7 Barcelona 	 Spain 	     784      7 	392 	 92
8 Chelsea 	 England     764      0 	382 	 -5
9 Juventus 	 Italy 	     510      5 	196 	 35
10 Schalke 04 	 Germany     470     48 	154 	 36
11 AS Roma 	 Italy 	     434     12 	213 	 48
12 Tottenham  	 England     414     15 	207 	 64
13 Lyonnais 	 France      408      7 	190 	 15
14 Inter Milan 	 Italy 	     403      0 	207 	 21
15 Borussia Dort Germany     323     57 	122 	 31
16 Newcastle U	 England     300     43 	175 	 12
17 Hamburg SV 	 Germany     293      0 	163 	 41
18 Werder Bremen Germany     262      0 	131 	 11
19 Valencia 	 Spain 	     254    159 	145     -49
20 Celtic 	 Scotland    227     11 	151 	 48
21 Everton 	 England     197     30 	103 	 -1
22 West Ham      England     195     23 	115     -22
23 Man City 	 England     191     63 	114 	 27
24 Aston Villa 	 England     190     12 	106     -40
25 Marseille 	 France      187      0	 	134 	 13

This is the piece that Forbes has specifically on Newcastle United.

Newcastle’s greatest success came a century ago, when it won three English league titles and reached the F.A. Cup final five times between 1905 and 1911. After a long period of scant achievement, the Magpies repeatedly show stuttering signs of revival.

But the club is still searching for a league title they haven’t won since 1926-27, and which their fans, the Toon Army, crave.

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Newcastle have 43% debt to value rating which means that we still have debts of $129M which is around £65M. The revenue of the club was $175M which is about £87M.

Newcastle are valued at around $300M which is good news for owner Mike Ashley because that’s around £150M, about £17M more than he paid for the club. Of course Mike has pumped a lot more money into the club since he bought Newcastle United last summer.

We’re surprised we still owe £65M – since we thought Mike Ashley had paid that debt off – at least that’s what was reported.

We’ll have some more of the Forbes report tomorrow.

Comments welcome.



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32 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ToonTex // May 1, 2008 at 8:33 PM

    Argh — Those tabs give me a headhurt!
    No not those kind of tabs.
    Howay!

  • 2 Ed Harrison // May 1, 2008 at 8:41 PM

    ToonTex – tried to clean it up a bit.

  • 3 Hammy // May 1, 2008 at 8:52 PM

    I’m no accountant but how the fook Tottenshite are worth more than they owe is beyond me….they are spending their gold bars like there is no tomorrow……..not that I am bitter or anything like that.

  • 4 Tom_Toon // May 1, 2008 at 8:54 PM

    Tottenham are owned by ENIC and ther owner has over 3 bn compared to about 1.8 of mike ashley.

  • 5 catawbamag // May 1, 2008 at 8:56 PM

    Those numbers were generated using figures from the 06-07 season. They wouldnt reflect Ashley’s cash injection that Mort stated put Newcastle in a debt free position.

    From the small print:
    “Revenues and operating income are for the 2006-07 season, converted into U.S. dollars based on June 30, 2007 exchange rates.”

  • 6 Hammy // May 1, 2008 at 8:57 PM

    Tom Toon
    Is there anything you do not know about the planet’s greatest game?

  • 7 Tom_Toon // May 1, 2008 at 8:58 PM

    there has to be. Thing like that, i just seem to have this gift of glancing at it and remebering everything.

  • 8 Chris F // May 1, 2008 at 9:11 PM

    um, just to let you lads know, this forbes list was compiled from data one the 2006/7 season, which was before Mike Ashley bought the club.

    not that i expect the club’s value or turnover to have gone up, but the debt will have gone.

  • 9 Tom_Toon // May 1, 2008 at 9:14 PM

    Yep, i was wondering why there is debt there.

  • 10 valle // May 1, 2008 at 9:14 PM

    Like that girl from heroes…

  • 11 Geordie Lumberjack // May 1, 2008 at 10:07 PM

    Maybe we should raid Valencia for some talent.

    Villa? If only it were that easy. I can dream though.

  • 12 Punk Skunk // May 1, 2008 at 10:11 PM

    So, in forbes view, it’s how much your owners worth?..Odd!..
    …Thought spuds was on the stock market?..

  • 13 Leo // May 1, 2008 at 10:16 PM

    yeah i thought it was old lol. either that or more debt is appearing that ffs hidden

  • 14 Mick G // May 1, 2008 at 10:17 PM

    Of track but Cueller as been top class for Rangers tonight

  • 15 i Toon // May 1, 2008 at 10:21 PM

    Inter Milan 14 NUFC hmmm

  • 16 i Toon // May 1, 2008 at 10:26 PM

    sorry Inter 14 & NUFC 16

  • 17 Chris F // May 1, 2008 at 10:29 PM

    what’s your point itoon?

    english clubs bring in a lot more revenue globally than italian, and then there’s the obscene tv money they get as well.

  • 18 Punk Skunk // May 1, 2008 at 10:36 PM

    Chris F, I thought that was what he meant???..
    i.e. How are inter above the Toon?..Maybe not tho’?..

  • 19 Chris F // May 1, 2008 at 10:41 PM

    because theyve done a hell of a lot better in europe than us?

  • 20 Punk Skunk // May 1, 2008 at 10:43 PM

    Yea, but they’re probably in a hell of a lot more debt than us, like all italian clubs…
    …& the banks ‘own Real’s ass’ in spain, etc, etc!..

  • 21 Hadrian // May 1, 2008 at 11:07 PM

    6th in the prem by a good margin , lets hope the results on the field start looking the same as off ehh . as it stands theres only one person gaining atm , not thousands .

    @ Mick g , aye cuellar was good like , lets hope ramos wasnt watching .

  • 22 valle // May 1, 2008 at 11:15 PM

    Btw… Juve in number 9 tells you that you shouldnt underestimate global shirt sales compared to Europe.

  • 23 valle // May 1, 2008 at 11:16 PM

    And btw, if it was meassured by owners as previously mentioned, then Chelski would surely lie in 1st place.

  • 24 Gloryhunter // May 2, 2008 at 1:29 AM

    Peanuts! Tanner a bag!

  • 25 Toon_Ksk // May 2, 2008 at 1:49 AM

    Tom_Toon rocks!! The football encyclopedia…

  • 26 Cyprus Toon // May 2, 2008 at 8:20 AM

    Now isn’t Mike Ashley worth £1.9b sterling, which at current exchange rate is nearly $3.8b?? if so, doens’t that make him richer than Spurts owner Joe Lewis, who has just lost $900m in the Bear Sterns Bank collapse in the State’s??
    Anyhow, as its been pointed out, these figure were before Mike Ashley became a Multi Billionaire & brought the TOON, so not very aquarate!!!

  • 27 Taiwantoon // May 2, 2008 at 8:27 AM

    I just hope we match the spending power as the table suggested.

  • 28 HeronMag // May 2, 2008 at 8:44 AM

    Punk Skunk is right. Although some of the massive clubs have a huge amount of spending power they rely on shareholders and bank loans for finance. Real were almost bankrupt a few years ago. It took the Spanish National government to intervene! (they have the advantage of being a national institution!)

    With Ashley here we have a man who wants to make the club his own. Keegan will be well financed this summer. I can’t wait to see who he brings in.

  • 29 ELFER // May 2, 2008 at 8:59 AM

    nice…but I’m still more interested in the DERDYOK story! our fantastic swiss youngster – would luv it to see him at the club that fills my heart! ;-)

  • 30 RicH // May 2, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    The debt really isn’t a bad thing though. The majority of businesses rely on debt to finance themselves. Just as long as we’re paying it back in time!

  • 31 Gordon Oliver // May 2, 2008 at 4:34 PM

    Hey Ed this is not a list of the Richest Clubs but of the most valuable squads!

    The Article is called Soccer Team Valuations

    http://www.forbes.com/lists/2008/34/biz_soccer08_Soccer-Team-Valuations_Rank.html

    Read for your selves

  • 32 robertsa // May 3, 2008 at 9:38 AM

    IF WE ARE THIS RICH THEN WHY ARNT WE NOT GETTING PLAYERS LIKE MODRIC




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