Real Madrid is valued by Football Benchmark analysts at 3.2 billion euros, an increase of 9% compared to 2021.

This status as European leader of Real, which is playing the Champions League final against Liverpool on Saturday, is explained by "continuous sporting and commercial success", says Andrea Sartori, president and CEO of Football Benchmark.

The joy of Karim Benzema, congratulated by the Brazilians Vinicius Junior (g) and Eder Militao, after scoring the 3rd goal against Manchester City, during the extension of the semi-final second leg of the Champions League, May 4, 2022 at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium JAVIER SORIANO AFP/Archives

The Spanish club is one of the few to have recorded a net profit during the two seasons disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, notes Football Benchmark, but Real has not yet regained its record valuation of 2020 (3.5 EUR billion).

Real ahead in this ranking, established by taking into account in particular the financial results, the commercial receipts and the value of the workforce, Manchester United (2.9 billion EUR, +8% over one year).

Real's great Spanish rival, FC Barcelona, ​​slipped from 2nd to 3rd place, with a valuation of EUR 2.8 billion, down 9% compared to 2021.

Bayern Munich (2.7 billion EUR, +5% over one year), Liverpool (2.6 billion EUR, +12% over one year) and Manchester City (2.5 billion EUR, +14% over one year) follow. ).

Paris SG, 7th in this ranking, posted one of the strongest annual growth rates (+22% to EUR 2.1 billion).

Its growth over the past seven years, when the very first report was released, is unparalleled with a leap of 153%.

"Boosted by Kylian Mbappé's recent contract extension and the sensational arrival of Lionel Messi in 2021, there are few signs that PSG's growth will be halted," the report's authors note.

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Only one other French club appears in this ranking, Olympique Lyonnais, 20th with a valuation of 456 M EUR, down 7% compared to 2021 (+ 146% over seven years).

The English Premier League dominates the standings with 10 clubs (including four in the top 10) represented out of 32, while the Spanish Liga has six representatives, the Italian Serie A seven and the German Bundesliga three.

The overall valuation of the 32 most important clubs in Europe stood at 37 billion euros in 2022, a jump of 10% compared to 2021, while this figure had plunged by 15% between 2020 and 2021 in reason of Covid.

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