Soccer fanatics take notice. UK-based Manchester United has slipped down the leaderboard of the World’s Most Valuable Football Brands from number two to number three in 2014.
Real Madrid snatched second place where it had been in third in 2013, according to brand valuation and strategy consultancy company, Brand Finance.
FC Bayern Munchen in Germany retained the coveted title of the most valuable football (soccer to us) brand in the world.
Manchester City jumped up three spots from last year to number five.
In terms of brand value change, Paris Saint-Germain FC topped the list as the 2014 list shows an increase of $US238 million in brand value since last year.
The French team also rose from a 24th place last year to taking the last spot on the top ten for this year.
Manchester City jumped $US178 million in brand value and Real Madrid pushed up $US147 million.
That pretty picture wasn’t painted throughout all the brands though as Manchester United dropped $US98 million in brand value since 2013.
FC Barcelona has the most Twitter fans, 11.6 million, while Emirates is the one brand that sponsors the highest number of soccer teams.
England is easily at the head of the leaderboard in the total number of clubs in the brand finance football top 50 by country.
Germany is in second place with Spain not far behind.