Five of Prem's Big Six on Forbes' most valuable sports teams list with £13BILLION value after cash cow Super League plot

FIVE of the Premier League's Big Six have been named in Forbes' top 50 most valuable sports teams on the planet just weeks after their failed European Super League money-grabbing plot.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham were among 12 European giants to sign up for the controversial breakaway competition last month.

The Big Six were hit by an almighty backlash from fans, leading to protests outside the stadiums and, ultimately, the teams' withdrawal as the European Super League crumbled.

Many believed the main incentive for the Dirty Dozen was cash.

But it turns out they don't really need the extra billions of pounds.

Incredibly, FIVE of the greedy Premier League's Big Six are among Forbes' top 50 most valuable sports teams on the planet – worth a combined £13BILLION.

And Barcelona and Real Madrid – who STILL haven't officially pulled out of the ESL – are right near the top, too.

The LaLiga duo sit fourth and fifth in the 50-strong sporting list, worth £3.4bn apiece.

They trail only Dallas Cowboys (NFL, £4bn), New York Yankees (MLB, £3.7bn) and New York Knicks (NBA, £3.5bn) in the standings.

The only other football club to sneak into the top ten are fan-friendly German giants Bayern Munich, valued at £3bn.


The Bundesliga champions refused to take part in the doomed ESL project.

Man Utd (£3bn), Liverpool (£2.9bn) and Man City (£2.8bn) sit 11th, 12th and 13th in the list – with only NINE football clubs breaking into the top 50.

Chelsea are the seventh-most-valuable football club – 25th of all sports teams – valued at £2.3bn.

Arsenal – the subject of a potential takeover by Spotify CEO and lifelong Gooner Daniel Ek – are worth just shy of £2bn, 38th on the overall list.

The ninth and final football club on the list are Paris Saint-Germain – another to NOT sign up for the Super League.

The French giants are valued at £1.8bn – good for 43rd on the list.

Tottenham, Juventus, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid – the remaining five members of the Dirty Dozen – do not make the top 50.

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