The World's Most Valuable Soccer Teams 2022: 
Real Madrid Top Forbes List

The World's Most Valuable Soccer Teams 2022: Real Madrid Top Forbes List

Isaac Darko
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:11 PM
In this article:
Spanish La Liga logo
SPA La Liga
  • American business magazine Forbes have ranked Real Madrid as the world's most valuable football club in 2022
  • The Los Merengues were crowned the Spanish champions and European conquerors last season
  • Real Madrid has spent over €2.3 billion in player signings since the start of the millennium, recruiting top stars like Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema

Spanish giants Real Madrid have been named as the world's most valuable football club.

The Los Blancos have topped the Forbes' fresh list and are valued at $5.1 billion — $350 million more than last year. This means that Madrid's worth has gone up by 8 percent.

It is slightly higher than Madrid's arch-nemesis Barcelona, who are second on the list in terms of football clubs with a valuation of $5 billion, $100 million less than reigning European champions.

Real Madrid, Forbes
According to Forbes, Real Madrid is the most valuable club valued at $5.1B. Credit: @forbes
Source: Twitter

It is interesting to note that football teams have had a slight dip in terms of their positioning in the overall Forbes list that was published last year. But it appears Real Madrid and Barcelona have been able to increase their valuation.

Exciting feature: Check out news exactly for YOU ➡️ find "Recommended for you" block and enjoy!

English champions Manchester City ($4.25B) and French Ligue 1 title holders Paris Saint-Germain ($3.3B), failed to make it to the top 5, despite being owned by Sheikhs rather than club members, as in the case of La Liga sides.

Manchester United ($4.6B) and Liverpool ($4.45B) rank 3rd and 4th respectively.

Bayern Munich (4.26B) complete the top five most valuable football clubs while Chelsea are placed eighth.

Eden Hazard, Cristiano Ronaldo Listed As Real Madrid’s Top 10 Most Expensive Player Signings Revealed

Meanwhile, Real Madrid has never shied away from spending big on high profile players as the Spanish giants have spent over €2.3 billion in player signings since the start of the millennium.

Top players such as Luis Figo, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo De Lima, and Cristiano Ronaldo have at some point laced their boots for the 14-time UEFA Champions League winners.

According to Goal, Eden Hazard still remains the most expensive Real Madrid player to date as Los Blancos splashed a record €115m to sign the Belgian winger from Chelsea in 2019.

Carlo Ancelotti explains reason for dropping Eden Hazard

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Eden Hazard was an unused substitute as Real Madrid dug deep to secure their third consecutive La Liga victory against Espanyol on Sunday, August 28.

The La Liga reigning champions needed Karim Benzema to bail them out with two late goals to defeat a stubborn Espanyol team 3-1 at the RCDE Stadium.

Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti has now revealed his decision not to field Eden Hazard at all in the encounter even when Los Blancos were chasing a winning goal late on.

Isaac Darko photo
Isaac Darko
Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)