The most expensive sports club in the world in 2018 was the American football team Dallas Cowboys. According to Forbes, the club’s value has reached $4.8 billion.
Only seven European football teams were in the top 50. Manchester United ($4.123 billion), Real Madrid ($4.088 billion) and Barcelona ($4.064 billion) ranked second to fourth on the list. Bayern Munich is in 12th place ($3.063 billion), Manchester City is in 30th place ($2.474 billion), Arsenal is in 39th position ($2.238 billion) and Chelsea is in 46th place. ($2.062 billion).
The most expensive sports clubs in the world are now earning more than ever, according to the publication. On average, the team accounts for $103 million in revenue, up 13% from 2017.
In June, Forbes named Barcelona and Argentina striker Lionel Messi the highest paid football player in the world in 2018. According to the publication, the player’s annual income from June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018 amounted to $111 million, $84 million of which was from the player’s salaries and bonuses at Barcelona, and $27 million from advertising revenue.