Connect with us

SPORTS

As The Premier League Prepares For Restart On June 17, Liverpool Jump Man City And Chelsea In New List Of Europe’s Richest Clubs…

Published

on

As the Premier League prepares for a restart on 17 June with Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal, Liverpool have leapfrogged Premier League rivals Manchester City and Chelsea in the list of Europe’s most valuable clubs with their valuation soaring by 19 per cent to almost £2.25billion.

The reigning European champions are behind the wealth of Real Madrid, Manchester United and Barcelona in the annual rich list.

The Bernabeu club remain top of KPMG’s rankings for 2020 with an enterprise value of £2.95bn following a small increase of 1.5 per cent over the past year, Machester United whose value went down two per cent to £2.84bn over the past 12 months in second place and Barcelona overtook Bayern Munich into third, to close the gap following a 12.2 per cent rise in value to £2.7bn.

Liverpool’s rise in value of 19.3 per cent was recorded by KPMG’s figures, which saw them move ahead of Man City and Chelsea with an enterprise value of some £2.25bn.

City recorded a tiny 0.3 per cent contraction and are worth £2.21bn, while Chelsea, who won last season’s Europa League, are valued at £1.88bn, down 6.3 per cent.

Tottenham, who lost to Liverpool in last season’s Champions League final, climbed a place into eighth, while Paris Saint-Germain recorded enormous growth of 36.7 per cent to move above Arsenal and Juventus into the top 10.

Arsenal, who have missed out on Champions League football for the past two years, slip 13.2 per cent in value to 10th at £1.57bn.

However, KPMG make clear their figures were compiled five months ago on January 1 and do not include the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has hit every football club. Next year’s valuations will take this impact into account.

Other big winners included Inter Milan, whose value rose by 33.7 per cent, lifting them to 14th position and fellow Serie A club Roma, who climbed five spots to 16th.

In all, there are eight Premier League clubs in the top 20, with West Ham and Leicester adding to those in the top 10.

There are 92 matches still to play in the Premier League, and the first to take place will be those the four teams involved have in hand.

Here is the list of the 10 richest clubs in Europe:

RANKING CLUB               Value (billions of euros)
1 Real Madrid                      3.478
2. Manchester United        3.342
3. FC Barcelona                   3.193
4. Bayern Munich               2.878
5. Liverpool                          2.658
6. Manchester City              2.606
7. Chelsea                              2.218
8. Tottenham                       2.067
9. Paris Saint-Germain      1.911
10.Arsenal                             1.852
11.Juventus                           1.735
12.Borussia Dortmund       1.281
13.Atlético Madrid               1.197
14.Inter Milan                       983
15.Schalke 04                        814

From: Agencies

Comments

SPORTS

COVID19 Has Left Us Penniless, We Now Need Support – Boxing Council Boss Katongole Cries Out…

Published

on

Uganda Professional Boxing Council (UPBC) Vice President, Simon Katongole has said that their lives have been negatively affected since the outbreak of the COVID19.

In an interview with theGrapevine, Katongole said that the cancellation of all boxing fights buried their source of income.

Katongole disclosed that before the lockdown, three international fights had been arranged, one at Hotel Africana and two at International University of East Africa (IUEA).

Frank Kiwalabye was scheduled to take on a South African opponent while heavy weight boxer Shafic Kiwanuka was set to face an Egyptian.

Katongole said that they now need support like all the other organisations that have been affected by COVID19, “We are broke, we don’t have anything in our pockets.”

Katongole further hinted that even if government opens up sporting activities including boxing, as long as fans are excluded from attending these events, they will still struggle financially.

 

By Juma Ali

Comments

Continue Reading

SPORTS

Express FC Boss Bbosa Saved My Football Career After Being Frustrated And Fought By Onduparaka – Etrude Narrates…

Published

on

New Express signing Abel Etrude

Former SC Villa and Ondupraka FC midfielder Abel Etrude has praised Express FC head coach Wasswa Bbosa for saving his football career.

Etrude says that after leaving Ondupraka FC, upon having a disagreement with his bosses for not paying him for five months, he spent a year without playing football because his former bosses were frustrating his moves.

The midfielder says that Onduparaka blocked his moves to BUL FC and to SC Villa claiming that he had to first complete the two years left on his contract which forced him to first hang up his boots.

He narrates that fortunately, coach Bbosa called him and asked him what happened.

“I told him everything. He discussed my issue with Express FC chairman Kiryowa Kiwanuka and FUFA. We later met and agreed on a two year contract with Express,” Etrude told theGrapevine.

“I did not think that one day I will play football again, that’s why I call coach Bbosa my father in football,” a happy Etrude told this website.

Etrude says that he is now going to concentrate on working hard to compete for a place on the national team, “I know coach Bbosa will work on my fitness because he knows my strength and weaknesses.”

Etrude, a resident of Luzira, a Kampala suburb started his football career at Kampala University, he then joined Maroons FC, SC Villa and Ondupraka FC.

 

By Juma Ali

Comments

Continue Reading

SPORTS

My Landlord Is Chasing Me Out Of The House – Ladies Boxing Champion Nakalema…

Published

on

Emily Nakalema (in Red) against Joy Namabiro in the Welter Weight bout recently

Welter weight National Open boxing champion and bomber ladies captain Emily Nakalema has told theGrapevine that her landlord is chasing her out of the house because of the Covid19 lockdown.

Emily says that since the lockdown started in March, she has lost one million two hundred fifty thousand shillings (1,250,000/=) from the Somali community in Kisenyi which she used to pay her rent and take care of herself.

Emily says that as an instructor at Gold gym in Kisenyi, she used to earn two hundred and fifty thousand shillings (250,000/=) per month from training youth from the Somali community physical fitness and some boxing skills.

Emily Nakalema (in Red) against Joy Namabiro in the Welter Weight bout recently (Photo: Batanudde.com)

She says that now that she can no longer earn that money, her landlord is breathing down her neck and threatening to throw her out of the house.

She however says that despite such challenges, she is still training hard and focused on the Olympics qualifiers in Paris.

“Despite all this, I train everyday with my coach Abdu Kabuye in preparations for the Olympics qualifiers in Paris,” Nakalema says.

Emily, who missed a chance of qualify for Olympics in Senegal this year after losing in the semifinals said that once she qualifies for the Olympics, her life will change for the better since she hopes to get good scouts and promoters after qualifying.

 

By Juma Ali

Comments

Continue Reading

like us

TRENDING

error: Content is protected !!