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City Ranked As Fifth Most Valuable Football Club

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Some interesting news today:

Manchester City have established themselves in the world's "super six" football clubs after recording a phenomenal 59 per cent leap in revenue.

The Blues have leapfrogged Premier League rivals Arsenal and Chelsea into fifth place in the list of the world's most valuable clubs, as assessed by business magazine Forbes.

City's income soared by 59 per cent taking their value to £1.38billion, bettered only by top dogs Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United and Bayern Munich.

It is quite some jump from City, who have been in the top 20 the past couple of years but the leap in matchday, broadcast and commercial revenue over the past year sees them behind only Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United and Bayern Munich.

However, as much as City have progressed the gap from them to the top four sides (and particularly the top three) shows how much further ahead the established order are.