The Red Devils is Richest Club in the World, according to Forbes
NEW YORK – Manchester United end the 2011-2012 season without win a title. However, the prestige of English giants were still awake. This is evidently shown where United elected as the world’s richest sports club according to the leading economic magazine, Forbes. Total wealth of the Red Devils this year reached USD 2.23 billion.
United’s wealth rose USD 370 million. It was not separated from the contributions of sponsors. One of them, the insurance company AON, United’s main sponsor, injected 20 million pounds fund every year since 2010-2013.
United also signed a contract of 40 million pounds that lasted four years with the shipping company DHL Express to sponsor training costume. Red Devil is the first club in the world to commercialize training costume.
Other United Mine money is merchandise sales reached 25 million pounds. The most successful club in the Premier League is also making a lot of money from pre-season tour of South Africa. Despite minus the number of stars like Wayne Rooney, Ashley Young, Danny Welbeck, Patrice Evra and Nani (holiday after playing in Euro 2012), Ryan Giggs and David de Gea (the preparation of the 2012 Olympics), and Nemanja Vidic (injury), United training session crowded with spectators.
From the description of the committee in South Africa, eleven thousand tickets of United training yesterday (17/7) sold out. Of the two games that will be undertaken, all the tickets were almost sold out. "We want to win every game so we will remain a serious look here (South Africa, Red)," said United defender Rio Ferdinand as reported by the Associated Press.
United also plans to go public club at New York Stock Exchange, the United States. The total wealth of the Red Devils ahead of other European top clubs, Real Madrid, which has a value of USD 1.88 billion. In addition to United and Real, two other football clubs, namely Barcelona and Arsenal, among the top ten list. In total, there are seven soccer clubs in the top 50 world’s richest sports club which was released Forbes.
Three other clubs are the champions Champions League Chelsea who is ranked 45th. There is also Bayern Munich who is ranked eleventh and AC Milan (ranked 27th).
Meanwhile, American sports clubs dominate this list. A total of 32 clubs of which came from the scene of American Football (NFL). Four clubs in the top ten of the Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, New England Patriots and Super Bowl champion New York Giants. Two members of the Major League Baseball (MLB), the New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Dodgers, completing the top ten.
From the Formula 1 arena, Ferrari were in 15th position with a wealth of USD 1.1 billion. On the other hand, the income of NBA clubs quite minimal so that there are only one club which able to penetrate the top 50. Namely, the New York Knicks who is ranked 43
Here’s the 10 World Richest Club Version of Forbes
1. Manchester United (Soccer) – USD 2.23 billion
2. Real Madrid (soccer) – USD 1.88 billion
3. New York Yankees (Baseball) – USD 1.85 billion
4. Dallas Cowboys (American football) – USD1, 85 billion
5. Washington Redskins (American football) – USD 1.56 billion
6. Los Angeles Dodgers (Baseball) – USD1, 40 billion
7. New England Patriots (American football) – USD 1.40 billion
8. Barcelona (Football) – USD 1.31 billion
9. New York Giants (American football) – USD 1.30 billion
10. Arsenal (Football) – USD1, 29 billion