KPMG Analysis Proclaim Manchester United as the Most Valuable Club in Europe

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KPMG analysis of top sides ‘enterprise value’ decoded Manchester United as the most valuable football club in Europe. Man U has overtaken Real Madrid in spite of the fact that they finished sixth in the Premier League this Season.  The report, now in its second year, looked at the finances of the top 39 clubs in Europe based on their popularity on social media, revenues for 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons and the success in European competitions. Despite two relatively disappointing seasons on the field between 2014 and 2016, Man U’s value streamed ahead of Real Madrid and Barcelona last year, becoming the first club to break the 3 billion euros mark for enterprise value.

The list of top 10 European clubs as decoded by KPMG by enterprise value is as follows:

  • Manchester United -3.09bn euros
  • Real Madrid – 2.97bn euros
  • Barcelona – 2.76bn euros
  • Bayern Munich – 2.44bn euros
  • Manchester City – 1.97bn euros
  • Arsenal – 1.95bn euros
  • Chelsea – 1.59bn euros
  • Liverpool – 1.33bn euros
  • Juventus – 1.21bn euros
  • Tottenham – 1.01bn euros

According to the sources, The Global Head of Sports of KPMG, Andrea Sartori, said that “The aggregate value of Europe’s 32 leading football clubs suggests that the overall value of football, as an industry, has grown. While this is partially explained by football’s broadcasting boom, the internationalization of the clubs’ commercial operations, their investment into privately-owned and modern facilities, and overall more sustainable management practices are also key reasons for this growth. In terms of media rights value, the English Premier League sits comfortably at the top of European leagues, although other major leagues have outlined well-defined strategies to compete for the attention of global fans”. Mr Sartori also articulated that clubs were unable to influence their broadcasting income individually, given the collective nature of most deals.

Have a look at how twitteratis reacted as soon as the news of the club being the most valuable one popped out-

We wish that the famous club prospers more in the future and improve its performance and win the coveted trophies so as to please its diehard fans in the upcoming competitions.

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