Football fields are greener than ever. The average valuation of the 30 football clubs in the rankings this year was $2.17 billion. in 2022, Forbes It was valued by 20 clubs with an average valuation of $2.53 billion. However, in 2023, the average valuation of the top 20 clubs is $2.89 billion, an increase of 14%. Find out the ranking of the most thriving brands in this field:
This increase in the club’s valuation was not fueled by its turnover, which only a 2.5% increaseCompared to last year, to reach a average $496 million per club. If football clubs register a 14% increase From its valuation, it is primarily thanks to the higher company multiples (a company’s value in its sales) that investors pay to buy a club. The average corporate multiplier for the top 20 clubs in the world this year and 5.9 from 4.8 last year. For example, Manchester United (second in the table) can soon be bought for some $6 billion. For its part, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) should raise funds soon as part of a minority sale which will add value to the club in the future. more than $4 billion That is approximately 5.7 times its turnover. According to a Los Angeles FC (LAFC, in MLS) executive, the club has raised funds to evaluate nearly $930 million At the beginning of the year, 8 times the turnover.
How do we explain such evaluations? Manchester United generated $108 million in operating profit (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization) in the 2021-22 financial year. However, in many cases, investors buy a brand more than they earn. Paris Saint-Germain A Negative operating profit of $219 million In the 2021-2022 fiscal year, LAFC’s operating profit was only $8 million During the fiscal year 2021-2022. This year, the 30 most valuable clubs in the world recorded A Average operating profit is $23 million to Average revenue is $386 million.
Two clubs are now equal at least $6 billion. Real Madrid ranks first in the ranking $6.07 million, 19% more than last year. The Madrid club have appeared in five of their last nine Champions League final matches, and each time they have emerged victorious. Real Madrid also secured nearly $400m from Sixth Street and Legends in a 20-year deal to boost revenue from the extensively renovated Santiago Bernabeu stadium, which is due for completion next year.
Manchester United rating has by 30% Compared to 2022 to reach $6 billion The year is 2023. Two people are vying to buy the Mancunian club: Sir Jim Ratcliffe Qatari businessman Sheikh Jasem. The club’s current owners, the Glazer family, have paid $1.5 billion to buy the Red Devils in 2005. If a takeover deal goes through, the Glazers could receive a capital gain four times the amount invested.
This is important to specify since the launch of the annual rating in 2004 Forbes Of the most valuable football clubs in the world, only Real Madrid and Manchester United have ever made it to the top five. During this period, Real Madrid topped the table seven times and Manchester United 11 times.
The biggest rise in the standings this year is Newcastle United, which is now deserved 794 million dollars, which is 51% more than last year. The Saudi Public Investment Fund’s acquisition of the club in October 2021 for a company 378 million dollars Pumping $208 million in capital into the club’s balance sheet. This season, Newcastle qualified for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years.
# 7. Paris Saint-Germain, Ligue 1
evaluation : 4.21 billion dollars
Evolution compared to 2022 : + 32%
business volume : 739 million dollars
operating profit : -219 million dollars
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