Auditing giant KPMG has released the results of its second annual valuation of Europe’s top 32 football clubs.
Europa League champions Manchester United top the list. It is the first club to go through the three billion euro mark.
The top five are more or less what fans would expect, but English clubs are notably over-represented because of the vast sums
the Premier League can expect from television rights. There are six clubs in the top 10.
KPMG noted that the 32’s total value was a whisker short of 30 billion euros, a 14% annual increase.
In total 10 clubs were valued at over one billion, up from eight last season, with Spurs and Juventus the new entrants.
Spain was the only country to have two clubs, Real Madrid and Barcelona, worth more than two billion. The fastest growth was from Olympic Lyon,
whose value mushroomed by 71%.