England’s Manchester United club has lost its ranking as one of the three most expensive football clubs in the world, according to Forbes’ list of the world’s most expensive clubs.
Barcelona succeeded in grabbing the first place in that list to replace its rivals Real Madrid, after the financial value of the Catalan club was recorded at 4.76 billion dollars.
United are fourth in Forbes’ list of the most expensive football clubs in the world, while German champions Bayern Munich moved to third place to replace the English club.
English clubs Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham also occupy positions among the ten most expensive football clubs in the world.
Everton, West Ham and Leicester City occupy the 15th, 18th and 19th places on Forbes’ list.
Forbes confirmed that the average value of a club in the list of 20 football clubs has increased by about 30 percent in the past two years despite the spread of the Corona virus.
And it noted that match revenues fell to $ 441 million, indicating a 9.6 percent decline compared to the levels recorded in the 2017-18 season.
Despite the English club’s decline in the financial value ranking among the world’s most expensive clubs, United is still the club with the highest operating revenues, as it recorded a $ 167 million increase in the 2019-20 soccer season with total revenue of $ 643 million.