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Forbes list sees Barcelona assume top spot, toppling Real Madrid, Manchester United

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona in action against Real Madrid during their LaLiga match in April 2021. (By Ruben Albarran / Pressinphoto / Icon Sport).

Real Madrid and Manchester United’s hold on Forbes’ list of the world’s most valuable football clubs has been broken by Barcelona, which has assumed top spot for the first time.

Barcelona has usurped Spanish LaLiga rival Real Madrid on the top of the list, compiled using financial information from the 2019-20 season, with a valuation of $4.76bn (€4bn), an 18-per-cent rise from when the list was last published two years ago.

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