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Man United, Ronaldinho Top Forbes' Rich List
Associated Press, March 30th, 2007 1:57PM

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Manchester United has regained its stature as the most valuable team in soccer, while Ronaldinho displaced David Beckham as game's richest player, according to an annual report compiled by Forbes.

United is actually the world's fourth-highest earner in terms of revenue at $310 million, but the American business magazine pegs its worth at $1.453 billion. Spanish giant Real Madrid is second on the list with a valuation of $1.036 billion, despite reporting the highest annual revenue of $374 million. Arsenal is the third most valuable club in world at $915 million, though the club's revenue of $246 million was ninth on the Forbes list. Bayern Munich, AC Milan, Juventus, Inter Milan, Chelsea, FC Barcelona and Schalke round out the top 10. English clubs represented 10 of the top 25, followed by four from Italy and Germany, two from Spain, France and Scotland, and one from the Netherlands.

Ronaldinho, meanwhile, moved to the top of the richest player list, moving David Beckham to second. According to Forbes, the Barcelona star is worth $29.5 million, with Real Madrid's Beckham second at $29.1 million. Milan's Ronaldo is third at $23 million, followed by Wayne Rooney (Man United) and Michael Ballack (Chelsea), each worth $17.1 million. Thierry Henry (Arsenal), Zinedine Zidane (retired), Fabio Cannavaro (Real Madrid), John Terry (Chelsea) and Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) round out the top 10. Read the original story...


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