The list of the most valuable football clubs in the world is evaluated based on the transfer value and player’s performance. This statistic does not take into account the commercial capacity, the supportive force and the attraction of each club.
English football continues to show its absolute superiority by contributing half of the top 10 clubs, including Man Utd, Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Tottenham. Here are also the top 5 Premier League faces last season. The total transfer value of the five English clubs in the top 10 amounted to £ 1.64 billion.
English football dominates the number but Spain is the country with the club ranked at the highest position. With a total transfer value of £ 535 million, £ 10 million more than rival Real Madrid, Barcelona continues to dominate the number 1 position on this list.
In a season where many players did not perform at their best, Barcelona took the number one spot mainly due to the constant increase in the value of Lionel Messi. Experts consider Messi to be the most valuable player in the world if brought to the transfer market (at nearly 200 million).
Similarly, Real Madrid is in second place mainly thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored 55 goals for them last season. Without CR7, maybe this club will lose to Man Utd or Man City.
Besides the 5 English clubs and 2 Spanish clubs, this top 10 list also has 3 faces from Germany (Bayern Munich), Italy (Juventus) and France (Paris St Germain). These are also the clubs that reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League last season, of which Bayern was the winner.
The Champions League runner-up team – Borussia Dortmund is again not in the top 10. This is a sign that they have not become a force to influence in the long term. In terms of average age, Bayern is the club with the youngest squad. The average age of the new team is 26.2 which is a solid base for Pep Guardiola to maintain dominance for many years.
Paris St Germain and Juventus are the most worrisome clubs due to their average age of up to 28.5. This is the result of relying on the old team (Andrea Pirlo) or the leapfrogging strategy to buy famous players (Zlatan Ibrahimovic).
In terms of the total value, both Arsenal and Paris St Germain combined are still not equal to Barcelona or Real Madrid. The two representatives from Spain are also rare clubs worth in excess of £ 500 million, while the other teams are all under £ 400 million.