Newcastle United Ranked In New List Of Richest Football Clubs


Newcastle United has been ranked as one of the richest football clubs in the world in the inaugural Soccerex Football Finance 100 rankings.

This particular ranking is based on four things:

1) Potential owner investment in the club
2) Player value
3) Value of fixed assets
4) Amount of cash the club has available
5) Total net debt

In this report, they estimated Mike Ashley’s potential investment could reach £91M.

Our playing squad is said to be worth around £134M, and we have £88M of fixed assets.

Newcastle also had a net debt figure of £120M, which looks like the amount the club owes to owner Mike Ashley.

In the past, we have been in the top 15 in the world on these kinds of measurements, but with being in the Championship last season this will not have helped our current ranking.

David Wright is the Soccerex Marketing Director and he had this to say:

“We’re delighted to reveal the results of our first Soccerex Football Finance 100 study which highlight how the global football landscape has shifted over the past two decades.”

“We wanted to create a study that provided a broader evaluation of football finances, one that reflected the modern reality of football, impacted by increased owner investment and the need for better financial management.”

“By looking at factors like asset value, debt levels and crucially the amount the owner or ownership group could invest in the context of their direct environment, the report evaluates both the financial standing of each club and the economic potential they have in the market.”

“The results have certainly been eye-catching.”

Manchester City was top of the list – with a player value of £637M, fixed assets of £534M and potential owner investment of £788M.

They followed in order by Arsenal, PSG, Guangzhou Evergrande (Chinese club), Tottenham, Real Madrid and Manchester United.

It seems strange that Guangzhou Evergrande are fourth in that list.

Here are the places in the Soccerex Football Finance 100 list down to Newcastle at number 36.

1. Manchester City
2. Arsenal
3. PSG
4. Guangzhou Evergrande
5. Tottenham
6. Real Madrid
7. Manchester United
8. Juventus
9. Chelsea
10. Bayern Munich
11. Zenit St Petersburg
12. RB Leipzig
13. Barcelona
14. LA Galaxy
15. Atletico Madrid
16. Liverpool
17. Borussia Dortmund
18. Lyon
19. Monaco
20. Leicester
21. Bayer Leverkusen
22. Shakhtar Donetsk
23. New York Red Bulls
24. Seattle Sounders
25. New York City
26. Napoli
27. Everton
28. New England Revolution
29. Valencia
30. Inter Milan
31. Hebei China Fortune
32. Southampton
33. Stoke
34. AC Milan
35. West Ham
36. Newcastle United

Other ways clubs are compared in other football club rankings include by total revenue and even by the estimated worth of their brand.

This list is a little strange because potential owner investment (notice it’s only potential – not actual) can skew the results big time and clubs in Spain, Italy and Germany don’t have owners who invest heavily in their clubs.

But maybe this is the new way of football?

We didn’t say it was good.

Comments welcome.


21 comments so far

  • Spoof

    Jan 4, 2018 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #1

    Walcott would for me be a great signing, however I would be amazed if it happened, Soton is where I expect him to go.

    I’m a bit concerned with our appeared lack of transfer activity, the only rumours going round are for Mitrovic, Mbemba, Shelvey and Ritchie, we need to strengthen not weaken !

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  • LGFUAD21

    Jan 4, 2018 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #2

    LOOK AWAY THOSE WHO DONT LIKE STATS

    I’ve pulled together average goals per 90 for every st we have been linked with and included Joselu, Gayle and Mitrovic for good measuer

    In order of highest to lowest. This only looks at PL appearances not foreign or lower leagues. Small data sample but given that people commenting have at best seen most of those small sample of games. It really does highlight the snobbery of some regarding where we get players from.

    Mitro is a lost cause here despite stats telling us he is our best option. Rafa has made his mind up. Batshuayi is leaps ahead but is also a) the most expensive prospect and b) the most likely to be in demand at bigger clubs.

    After that there is little to separate. Walcott has injury issues limiting appearances but if we’d looked back further would undoubtedly be higher up. If he moves he is almost certainly going to S’Hampton.

    Slimani would be my main choice (assuming we cant get Batshuayi) but I’m not going to write Deeney off as a stop gap before he even arrives like many here no doubt will should he come through the door.

    Batshuayi (0.86)
    Mitrovic (0.38)
    Deeney (0.32)
    Slimani (0.29)
    Walcott (0.27)
    Gayle (0.21)
    Joselu (0.18)
    Ings (0.18)

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  • LGFUAD21

    Jan 4, 2018 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #3

    Repost from last thread

    LOOK AWAY THOSE WHO DONT LIKE STATS

    I’ve pulled together average goals per 90 for every st we have been linked with and included Joselu, Gayle and Mitrovic for good measuer

    In order of highest to lowest. This only looks at PL appearances not foreign or lower leagues. Small data sample but given that people commenting have at best seen most of those small sample of games. It really does highlight the snobbery of some regarding where we get players from.

    Mitro is a lost cause here despite stats telling us he is our best option. Rafa has made his mind up. Batshuayi is leaps ahead but is also a) the most expensive prospect and b) the most likely to be in demand at bigger clubs.

    After that there is little to separate. Walcott has injury issues limiting appearances but if we’d looked back further would undoubtedly be higher up. If he moves he is almost certainly going to S’Hampton.

    Slimani would be my main choice (assuming we cant get Batshuayi) but I’m not going to write Deeney off as a stop gap before he even arrives like many here no doubt will should he come through the door.

    Batshuayi (0.86)
    Mitrovic (0.38)
    Deeney (0.32)
    Slimani (0.29)
    Walcott (0.27)
    Gayle (0.21)
    Joselu (0.18)
    Ings (0.18)

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  • lochinvar

    Jan 4, 2018 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #4

    Why would Walcott want to go to Southampton when there’s Russian submarines in the English Channel.
    They’ve just sold their best defender and are going backwards.

    Meanwhile he could join one of Europe’s top managers at a superb club with a magnificent fan base and stadium. Add to that the club has ambition to be a European elite team.

    No contest really.
    Smiley face thingy

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  • LGFUAD21

    Jan 4, 2018 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #5

    We cannot sell Ritchie or Shelvey for any price.

    Ritchie is our best player and we are light on the wings anyway.

    Shelvey may be underperforming but think about how many knocks Merino has had and what we are like as a team without him or Shelvey and that says it all.

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  • DubaiMicky

    Jan 4, 2018 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #6

    IF an offer of £30m+ came in for Shelvey, and we haven’t bought a replacement, what do you think the fat twat would say?

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  • Bianconeri

    Jan 4, 2018 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #7

    LGFUAD21 interesting list.I wonder how Bas Dost would compare 🙂

    As for Ed’s list of rich clubs,I don’t see Huddersfield,palace,or Brighton in there so how can we not compete with them,not too worry 27 days left

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  • Bianconeri

    Jan 4, 2018 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #8

    @Micky “show me the money”

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  • Bianconeri

    Jan 4, 2018 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #9

    Someone mentioned keepers and age thing.Shay Given made his debut for us @21.Woodman has played for country at every level he could up too now.I think the lad deserves a chance on Saturday.Hopefully we get Kiko Casilla in and improve Woodman even more.

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  • Jib

    Jan 4, 2018 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #10

    I think folk on here have totally the wrong end
    of the stick.

    The deal is done .

    The financing of this windows transfers is
    immaterial whether party A or party B pays.

    Rafa is now in charge of that side of things.

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  • Bianconeri

    Jan 4, 2018 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #11

    Another one bites the dust.Kenedy set to join Lokomotiv Moscow

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  • barkel

    Jan 4, 2018 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #12

    £30mil for Shelvey!? I’d take it, one of our best players but an absolute liability

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  • Spoof

    Jan 4, 2018 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #13

    It would be interesting to see the reaction from Ashley if a Sissoko type of offer came in for Shelvey, ordinarily you would expect Ashley to take it, however due to a takeover attempt which is happening the repercussions could be very damaging to any chance of a deal going through, it would be interesting !

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  • barkel

    Jan 4, 2018 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #14

    @spoof I dont think there’d be a second thought

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  • Spoof

    Jan 4, 2018 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #15

    barkel

    Ordinarily I would agree but at present I’m not so sure, we are in a perilous position and relegation could well end any lingering hope of a takeover happening, would he risk that, I don’t think he would as even he knows that weakening the squad now is not a viable option.

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  • lochinvar

    Jan 4, 2018 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #16

    Dubai@5
    £30 m for Shelvey ?
    Ashley’s reply

    https://goo.gl/images/PJCzS1

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  • lesh

    Jan 4, 2018 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #17

    Bettys

    Blasted autocorrect still insists you’re Jerrys!

    However, your insights are always read with respect and I’m sure we’re all glad you’ve no intention of doing a Hibbit or Bobbybee.

    Bobby came back and Hibbit will be back soon. C’mon Hibbit, stop peeking from behind the curtain (Auto correct was insisting that Hibbit was peeing rather than peeking! It seems your’s has me as mesh or lush!!)

    Fingers crossed that Rafa does have a decent kitty to play with and that Ashley doesn’t interfere.

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  • barkel

    Jan 4, 2018 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #18

    I don’t think selling Shelvey would be as a big a risk as when we sold Carroll and we managed to stay up then, I think we were in a fairly similar position now. I would say for any potential takeover Rafa is key, every player is for sale

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  • lesh

    Jan 4, 2018 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #19

    That wealth valuation couldn’t have come at a worse time. It seems to suggest the clubs worth £350m (incl Ashley’s debt) so if I’m right, he’ll start shifting the goal posts and ask for more from PCP – thus delaying things further when he starts factoring income potential assuming we stay in the Prem.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 4, 2018 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #20

    How does “Potential owner investment in the club” get measure?

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  • Kenny

    Jan 4, 2018 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #21

    So we still owe Cashley £120M which was an interest free loan to the club… I just want to know what has happened to all the TV money that he’s been raking in year on year not to mention the free advertisement for the last 10 years… in my opinion I think Cashley owes NUFC if anything because he hasn’t maintained the team and sold the best players at huge profits when he could… sooner the take over goes through the better!!

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