Tottenham Hotspur: The Most Valuable Club In The World
Rising: Tottenham's value has sky rocketed over the past 5 years
Ten year ago, Tottenham Hotspur finished the season in 11th Position under the guidance of Juande Ramos, who also helped Spurs secure the League cup – their first trophy in 9 years. Their squad consisted of players such as Teemu Tainio, Gilberto, Jamie O’Hara, Allen Hutton and a very young Gareth Bale. 10 years later, Tottenham Hotspur have two successive Premier League trophies and a Champions League trophy to their names. Their squad consists of some of the most sought after superstars such as Isco, Erik Lamela, Sandro and Vlad Chiriche?.
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A recent list published by Forbes estimates that Tottenham Hotspur value is around £1.19B, with Real Madrid sat second with an estimate worth of around £1B. The likes of Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool values have fallen dramatically over the past 5 years, while Spurs have sky rocketed. To put into perspective just how valuable Tottenham are – a combined value of Chelsea (£828m) and Liverpool (£291m) is less than that of Tottenham Hotspur.
What makes the statistics even more shocking is that Tottenham’s season ticket holders stand at just 35,200. Ranking them the 17th largest season ticket holders out of the top 5 leagues (BPL, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1), while their turn over sat at just £132m – the 8th highest of last season. Meanwhile, Tottenham’s Sponsorship deals were worth £41m, this year it stands at almost £60m.
Daniel Levy (Right) and AVB (left) have helped grow Spurs significantly
Tottenham Hotspur are the most valued club in Football, and while Spurs fans make thank Levy for all that he has done for Spurs – including the building of the New White Hart Lane and a state of the art training facility, most of the credit deserves to go to one man and one man only – André Villas-Boas.