In their annual list of the top 20 soccer (football) clubs in the world Forbes magazine have just released what their list for the season 2013-2014 is.
Forbes ranks the clubs by what they perceive the clubs are worth if they are sold in the market, so it’s not based on revenue as Deloitte ranked the teams earlier this year, and Newcastle were ranked 19th earlier this year.
It’s based on a number of different things.
This is the Forbes picture for Newcastle United
Forbes are reporting that the 20 most valuable football clubs in the world are worth an average of $1.16B, which is 11% more than last year and 84% higher than five years ago.
And of course starting July next year, the Premier League TV money will increase by 70% when the new PL TV rights deal of £5.1B clicks in.
But it will likely propel English clubs up the Forbes most valuable list and also up the Deloitte Money League.
But we’ll have to wait until then to see if Newcastle are a Premier League team at that time.
We could still be in the Premier League in July 2016 by two different routes:
- We don’t get relegated this year and stay up next season.
- We get relegated at the end of the month and come straight back up next May – although that will be very difficult.
It’s a big money game in the Premier League and world football these days, and Newcastle may well be making a catastrophic fall from grace (if that’s the right way to put it) if we are relegated this month.
The value or worth of the club will plummet from what it is today $349M – about £230M – to something less than £100M if we take the drop.
So the owner will lose a lot of money – on paper – if Newcastle are relegated on May 24th.
Here are the top 20 football clubs in the world based on their estimated worth in the market with the two top Spanish clubs again leading the way.
- Real Madrid $3.26B
- Barcelona $3.16B
- Manchester United $3.1B
- Bayern Munich 2.35B
- Manchester City $1.38B
- Chelsea $1.37B
- Arsenal 1.31B
- Liverpool $982M
- Juventus $837M
- AC Milan $775M
- Borrusia Dortmund $700M
- PSG $634M
- Tottenham $600M
- Schalke $572M
- Inter Milan $439M
- Atletico Madrid $436M
- Napoli 353M
- Newcastle United $349M
- West Ham $309M
- Galatasaray $294
Mike Ozanaian of Forbes, who produced the report, says he based the results on various sources, which included the Deloitte Money League report for the revenues, and The Swiss Ramble, a fabulous football financial web site – to get the operating income and debt of the teams.
It could be Newcastle are about to make a fall in both divisions in England – and also in what the club is worth.
If that happens it will be very sad for Newcastle United, who were such a huge and popular football club before our current owner came in almost eight years ago, and has managed decimate the club, and we are but a shell of the club we once were.
We have also put ourselves in relegation danger based almost completely on the list of unfortunate and bizarre decisions in January made by those running the club made – such as Managing Director Lee Charnley.
In simple words what Newcastle have done this year is an absolute disgrace.
In normal companies in the real world, heads would roll for the utter incompetence shown at Newcastle.
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