With the 2019-20 season of football kicking off, we have now publishing the inaugural hard-back Brand Finance Football Annual 2019. Available on Amazon now.
Real Madrid knock Manchester United off the top spot of the Brand Finance Football 50 ranking to become 2019’s most valuable club brand at €1.646 billion.
Real Madrid also triumph as the strongest football brand, the club has the highest enterprise value in the world of football, and the Santiago Bernabéu tops the stadia performance ranking.
The Premier League is the most widely followed national competition across key European markets, as English clubs dominate the ranking with 17 entrants and 43% of total brand value. Bundesliga follow closely with 13 clubs but rank behind LaLiga for combined brand value.
Wolverhampton Wanderers are the most valuable new entrant to the Brand Finance Football 50 this year, ranked 28th – above Ajax, Sevilla, and Celtic.
“Real Madrid have shown this year who truly reigns supreme in the world of football. They triumph not only as the most valuable and strongest brand but their enterprise value and stadium are also ranked second to none. The most successful club in the history of European football is finally reaping the benefits of decades of spectacular on- and off-pitch performance.”
Bryn Anderson, Director of Sports Services, Brand Finance