Newcastle 16th Richest Club In World By Forbes

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.