Most expensive sports clubs of the world in 2013

One of the leaders of European football Real Madrid won 32 times in the Liga and nine - in the UEFA Champions League. Now piggy Club gained another title - Real topped the annual ranking of the most expensive sports teams, according to Forbes. Besides him, the three leaders entered the two main rival Real Madrid in European competition - Manchester United and Barcelona.

Forbes is the ranking since 1998. Evaluation is based on a set of indicators. Taking into account income from the sale of rights to broadcast matches, ticket revenues, proceeds from the sale of club paraphernalia, and other parameters. Taken into account the debt burden.

The largest representation in the ranking in 2013 received the American football team: the speakers in the National Football League club is located on 30 of the 50 positions of the list. 7 positions - from baseball teams and European football clubs, three - the basketball teams, two - the teams, "Formula 1" and only one line of the rating took a hockey brand - Toronto Maple Leafs.

The average cost of a participant 2013 rating - $ 1, 24 billion, 16% more than the year before. Over the past 12 months the world has 9 teams billionaire (worth over $ 1 billion) more - 33 against 24. Increase in the number of cost clubs more than $ 2 billion Two years ago in a rating there was no such a team, but now there are five. . leader of the cost is estimated at $ 3, 3 billion.

Real Madrid

Most expensive sports clubs of the world in 2013

Place in rating: 1Ctoimost: $ 3, 3 billion

Sport: Football

League: La Liga (Spain)

Owners: the club members

Spanish Grand shifted from the first line of the list of Manchester United. Royal Club has the highest revenues in world sport ($ 650 million in the 2011/2012 season), the index only rose by 62% over the past three years. The operating profit (EBITDA + income from the sale of players, $ 134 million in the reporting period) Real is second only to Dallas Cowboys, representing American football. Financial prospects are encouraging Madrid. The club in 2012 extended the exclusive contract with the manufacturer Adidas gear, in which the German company will pay Real $ 42 million annually. The largest sponsorship deal in its history, "cream" made with Emirates. In the next five seasons, the airline will be transferred to the account of the club for $ 39 million a year for the right advertising on players' shirts. Real is also implementing a program of reconstruction of the stadium Santiago Bernabeu home worth $ 320 million. By 2018, the modernization of the arena should begin to bring the club an additional revenue of $ 60 million per season.

Real have no owner, which would constitute the sole beneficiary of the brand. Team controls the Spanish businessman Florentino Perez, but they own 93,000 members who pay an annual $ 195 fee. For this fee, each member receives a discount on tickets and the brand attributes. In the US, such a "democratic" model of club management realized except in the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League, which has 364,000 shareholders.

Manchester United

Most expensive sports clubs of the world in 2013

Place in rating: 2Ctoimost: $ 3, 165 billion

Sport: Football

League: English Premier League (UK)

Owners: Glazer family

"Red Devils" have conceded the lead in the Forbes ranking of the Madrid Real, but the last year can not be considered for MU unsuccessful financially. In August, the club held an IPO, and the stock price has since increased by 23%. The team won the 20th in the history of the title of champions of England and pleased investors by revenue growth at the expense of sponsorship agreements. Auto giant General Motors posted a record $ 559 million for the right brand Chevrolet advertising on players' shirts for 7 seasons, and the insurer Aon more than $ 200 million had the opportunity to call their own brand mankuniantsev training base for the next 8 years. Total sponsorship MU portfolio includes 32 companies. Serious weakening for the club was the resignation of head coach Alex Ferguson. Scottish specialist worked at MU for 27 years and was one of the main architects of the Manchester project that grew into a global brand.

Glazer family, which controls MU, owns another team and the NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which is also included in the ranking (28th place, worth $ 1, 03 billion).

Barcelona You

Most expensive sports clubs of the world in 2013

Place in rating: 3Ctoimost: $ 2, 6 billion

Sport: Football

League: La Liga (Spain)

Owners: the club members

Top 3 ranking closes the most successful football club in the world in recent years. In Barcelona last season has regained the title of champions of Spain and increased its revenue to $ 613 million.

This spring, the club spent a portion of their cash reserves to transfer the Brazilian wunderkind Neimar. Buying a 21-year-old striker has managed the "blue garnet" in the $ 74 million contract was signed for 5 years.

Main sponsorship agreement is valid until the Barcelona season 2015/2016: Qatar Sport Investments Fund annually pays the club for $ 38 million for the right to brand advertising on players' shirts.

Arsenal

Most expensive sports clubs of the world in 2013

Place in rating: 10Ctoimost: $ 1, 326 billion

Sport: Football

League: English Premier League (UK)

Owners: Stan Kroenke, Alisher Usmanov

The London club, for the control of which in recent years beating the richest businessman Russian Alisher Usmanov, last season received a revenue of $ 149 million. "The Gunners" managed to significantly increase revenues from ticket sales after moving to a new capacious arena Emirates Stadium (60,400 seats).

Bayern Munich

Most expensive sports clubs of the world in 2013

Place in rating: 12Ctoimost: $ 1, 309 billion

Sport: Football League: Bundes League (Germany)

Owners: the club members

The Bavarian club last season in the 5 th time in its history, won the title of the UEFA Champions League winners. Bayern on the size of revenues twice as fast as the nearest competitor in the national championship - Borussia Dortmund.

the Ferrari

Most expensive sports clubs of the world in 2013

Place in rating: 21Ctoimost: $ 1, 15 billion

sport: "Formula 1"

Owners: Fiat Group

The legendary "stable" because of the historic role in the development of the "F-1" gets a unique bonus - 2, 5% of the annual amount of the prize in the most prestigious world racing series. Sponsorship contracts with Philip Morris, Shell and Ferrari Santander bring in $ 250 million annually.

New York Knicks

Most expensive sports clubs of the world in 2013

Place in rating: 23Ctoimost: $ 1, 1 billion

Sport: Basketball

League: NBA (USA)

Owners: Madison Square Garden Co.

Until the end of the summer to be completed large-scale reconstruction of the legendary home arena, "Nix" - for the modernization of Madison Square Garden took about $ 1 billion in May, the club for the first time since 1999, won a playoff series in Boston Celtics, and a little earlier finished second in the Eastern Conference. conceded only the future champions of the Miami Heat.

Los Angeles Lakers

Most expensive sports clubs of the world in 2013

Place in rating: 31Ctoimost: $ 1 billion

Sport: Basketball

League: NBA (USA)

Owners: Bass family, Philip Anschutz

"Lakers" overcome the transition period following the death in February of years of club boss Jerry Buss. The late businessman bought the club in 1979 for $ 20 million, with its team of 16 times getting to the NBA finals series. Proceeds of "Lakers" in the past season has increased thanks to a new contract with the television network Time Warner Cable for $ 5 billion. The agreement is for 25 years.

Toronto Maple Leafs

Most expensive sports clubs of the world in 2013

Place in rating: 31Ctoimost: $ 1 billion

Sport: Hockey

League: NHL (USA)

Owners: Bell Canada, Rogers Communications

13-time Stanley Cup winners last season for the first time in the last 9 years, had escaped in the NHL playoffs. However, in the first round "Maple Leaves" gave Boston Bruins.

Company Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, in which the portfolio, in addition to the hockey club - Toronto Raptors basketball arena and Bell Canada Centre, in 2012, was acquired by a consortium of Bell Canada and Rogers Communications for $ 2, 05 billion.

AC Milan

Most expensive sports clubs of the world in 2013

Place in rating: 37Ctoimost: $ 945 million

Sport: Football

League: Serie A (Italy)

Owners: Silvio Berlusconi

The legendary Italian club is trying to stabilize its financial position on a regular basis to part with the leading players. Revenue Milanese giants nevertheless continues to fall. One of the key factors of failure dynamics - reduction of the audience for a long time needs renovation home arena of San Siro team. The stadium AC Milan also forced to share with the eternal rivals Inter.

the Chelsea

Most expensive sports clubs of the world in 2013

Place in rating: 40Ctoimost: $ 901 million

Sport: Football

League: English Premier League (UK)

Owners: Roman Abramovich

Revenue Roman Abramovich in the season 2011/2012 was a record $ 76 million thanks to the victory in the UEFA Champions League and the FA Cup. Last year, the Londoners have won another title - the winners of the UEFA Europa League.

Chicago Bulls

Most expensive sports clubs of the world in 2013

Place in rating: 47Ctoimost: $ 800 million

Sport: Basketball

League: NBA (USA)

Owners: Jerry Reynsdorf The fourth consecutive year the club is leading the NBA in the number of viewers, with an average attendance every match - 21 876 people. However, the TV audience, "Bulls" in the past year fell immediately by 29%, the reason for that - the gap cruciate knee ligament team leader, MVP Derrick Rose of the season 2010/2011, after the operation has missed the whole season.

the McLaren

Most expensive sports clubs of the world in 2013

Place in rating: 48Ctoimost: $ 800 million

sport: "Formula 1"

Owners: McLaren Group

McLaren for the last year suffered two severe shocks that could affect the financial success of the team: star pilot Lewis Hamilton went to the Mercedes, plus the mobile operator Vodafone announced the severance of relations with the sponsorship "stable" after 7 years of cooperation. McLaren now have to find an alternative source of income of $ 75 million that the team Vodafone paid annually.