0x600Forbes kembali merilis daftar 20 tim sepakbola dengan pendapatan terbesar untuk tahun 2015. Dengan pendapatan sebesar $3,26 miliar (sekitar Rp42,38 triliun), tim sepakbola asal Spanyol, Real Madrid menempati urutan pertama daftar tersebut. Tak hanya itu, tim kebanggaan khalayak ibukota Spanyol ini juga tercatat sebagai tim olahraga terkaya di dunia.

Daftar tersebut dirilis untuk ke-12 kalinya. Di mana pendapatan setiap tim dihitung dari pembayaran tiket penonton, hak siar televisi, serta sponsor dan penjualan merchandise. Real Madrid sendiri menempati urutan teratas daftar itu setidaknya untuk tiga tahun terakhir.

Pesaing berat El-Real, Barcelona, menguntit di urutan kedua. Barca mencatatkan pendapatan sebesar $3,16 miliar (sekitar Rp41,08 triliun). Sementara raksasa Inggris, Manchester United, ada di peringkat ke tiga dengan pendapatan $3,1 miliar (sekitar Rp40,3 triliun).

Adapun jawara Liga Jerman, Bayern Munich, menempati posisi keempat dengan pendapatan $2,35 miliar (sekitar Rp30,55 triliun).

Berikut daftar lengkap 20 tim sepakbola terkaya di dunia yang dilansir Forbes.com:

1. Real Madrid
Team value: $3.26 billion
Revenue: $746 million
Operating income: $170 million

Real Madrid became champions of Europe for a record tenth time last year and are the most valuable sports team in the world.

2. Barcelona
Team value: $3.16 billion
Revenue: $657 million
Operating income: $174 million

Barcelona should double the $75 million in combined annual revenue it gets from shirt and kit agreements when they are renegotiated within the next three years.

3. Manchester United
Team value: $3.1 billion
Revenue: $703 million
Operating income: $211 million

Manchester United signed a record-shattering $1.1 billion, 10-year dual global sponsorhip and licensing deal with adidas that begins with the 2015-16 season.

4. Bayern Munich
Team value: $2.35 billion
Revenue: $661 million
Operating income: $78 million

In April, Bayern Munich extended its kit deal with Adidas for 10 years through 2030 for an average of $986 million annually.

5. Manchester City
Team value: $1.38 billion
Revenue: $562 million
Operating income: $122 million

Etihad Stadium’s seating capacity is being increased from 47,700 to 55,000 for the 2015-16 season, which will make it the third-largest stadium in the Premier League.

6. Chelsea
Team value: $1.37 billion
Revenue: $526 million
Operating income: $83 million

Two years ago, Chelsea signed a 10-year, $450 million kit deal with Adidas.

7. Arsenal
Team value: $1.31 billion
Revenue: $487 million
Operating income: $101 million

Last year, Arsenal signed a new five-year kit deal with Puma kit that will begin with the 2014-15 season and average $51 million a year.

8. Liverpool
Team value: $982 million
Revenue: $415 million
Operating income: $86 million

Liverpool are adding 8,500 seats to Anfield within the next two years, increasing seating capacity to their stadium to 53,800.

9. Juventus
Team value: $837 million
Revanue: $379 million
Operating income: $50 million

Juventus extended its sponsorship’s Goodyear and Fiat Group last year and also captured its third-consecutive domestic league title.

10. AC Milan
Team value: $775 million
Revenue: $339 million
Operating income: $54 million

In 2014, Emirates renewed its shirt sponsorship deal with AC Milan for an average of $23 million a season over five years.

11. Borussia Dortmund
Team value: $700 million
Revenue: $355 million
Operating income: $55 million

Commercial revenue increased 14% in local currency during the 2013-14 season versus the previous year thanks to new sponsorship’s with Rewe and Huawei.

12. Paris Saint-Germain
Team value: $634 million
Revenue: $643 million
Operating loss: $1.4 million

Fueled by its $200 million a year deal with Qutar Tourism Authority, PSG gets two-thirds of its overall from commercial deals, the highest percentage of any team in our ranking.

13. Tottenham Hotspur
Team value: $600 million
Revenue: $293 million
Operating income: $63 million
Tottenham Hotspur signed a new, five-year exclusive shirt deal with AIA Group Limited worth about $27 million annually beginning with the 2014-15 season.

14. FC Schalke 04
Team value: $572 million
Revenue: $290 million
Operating income: $57 million

Last summer, Schalke added two Chinese companies, Huawei and Hisense, as sponsors, adding an estimated $3 million to commercial revenue this season.

15. Inter Milan
Team value: $439 million
Revenue: $222 million
Operating loss: $41 million

In 2013, Inter Milan extended its kit deal with Nike for 10 years at $26 million annually.

16. Atletico de Madrid
Team value: $436 million
Revenue: $231 million
Operating income: $47 million

Last year, Atletico de Madrid captured their first La Liga title in 18 years and their broadcast revenue rose by over 80% due to their run to the Champions League final.

17. Napoli
Team value: $353 million
Revenue: $224 million
Operating income: $43 million

The Italian Olympic Committee has said it is going to help renovate Napoli’s outdated stadium after the team had threatened to move to England.

18. Newcastle United
Team value: $349 million
Revenue: $210 million
Operating income: $44 million

After a one year absence, Newcastle rejoins our 20 list due to the Premier League’s new broadcast deals and the third-highest average attendance (50,700) in the league during 2013-14.

19. West Ham United
Team value: $309 million
Revenue: $186 million
Operating income: $54 million

West Ham is moving into the 50,000 seat, modern Olympic Stadium for the 2016-17 season where the team will have a 99-year lease.

20. Galatasaray
Team value: $294 million
Revenue: $220 million
Operating loss: $37 million

Galatasaray, which has won a record 19 domestic titles, has new shirt deals, with Huawei as its domestic sponsor and Turkish Airlines as its European sponsor.

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