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With 11 Premier League titles, 11 FA Cups, 4 League Cups (Carling Cups), and 3 Champions League crowns already to their name, England’s most successful team, Manchester United, have been voted by Forbes as the most valuable team in the world. For the seventh year running.
Forbes ranked United on top of the pile for the seventh time in as many years, estimating its worth at 1.86 billion US dollars (£1.12 billion). Real Madrid came in second with £900 million and Arsenal third with £700 million.
Incidentally, the top 3 have all been the same during the last seven years!
German giants Bayern Munich jumped up to 4th in the list with the Catalans (Barcelona) dropping a place to 5th. AC Milan are the highest-placed Italian side on the list in sixth place, with Juventus in eighth and Inter Milan tenth.
Premier League sides Chelsea (£400 million) [seventh] and Liverpool (£332 million) [ninth] round up the top 10.
Beckham highest-paid player
England’s ex-Manchester United midfielder, David Beckham, continued to dominate the list of highest-paid players thanks to recent endorsement deals with Pepsi and Electronic Arts. His earnings last year were estimated at 40 million US dollars (£24 million).
Cristiano Ronaldo (£23 million) and Lionel Messi (£19 million) finished behind Becks at 2nd and 3rd places respectively.
The full lists will be published in Forbes magazine’s May 9 issue.
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse has offered the services of his spiritual healer and personal physician to help injured football star David Beckham to get back on the field within three days!
Eliyantha Lindsay White, 37, personal physician of the President, told AFP that the former England captain had been invited for treatment involving “faith and ayurveda”.
An official at the president’s office said it had sent an invitation to Beckham to visit the island for traditional treatment after a string of Indian sports stars claimed they were helped by White.
David Beckham recently suffered an injury in an Italian Serie A match which is serious enough to rule him out of the 2010 Fifa World Cup in June this year, not to mention claims of his career itself ending. He is said to be out of action for about 4-5 months at least, and this news certainly gives hope to England and other David Beckham fans in the world, including me 🙂
David Beckham’s dream of playing in a fourth World Cup looks over after he tore an Achilles tendon in AC Milan’s 1-0 win over Chievo on Sunday.
Beckham was unchallenged when he suffered the injury and hobbled off in pain before being stretchered away.
The 34-year-old was hoping to be part of England’s World Cup squad in June, but instead will fly to Finland on Monday for specialist surgery.
“A rupture of the Achilles tendon is suspected,” said an AC Milan statement.
Beckham, who is in his second loan stint with Milan from the Los Angeles Galaxy, will now almost certainly not be fit for the World Cup in South Africa which starts on 11 June.
Consultant sports physician Dr Tom Crisp told BBC Radio 5 live: “It’s remotely possible he may be running in three months. The chances of him being fit to play for England are non-existent.”
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani said that the Englishman will be out for “probably five or six months”.
“I saw him and he was suffering. In the dressing room, I took him in my arms and told him that if he wanted, he will be with us next year,” said Galliani.
AC Milan coach Leonardo said: “Beckham’s injury makes us feel terrible. He understood immediately that he had torn his Achilles tendon.
“He is an extraordinary guy and today’s game proves it yet again. I cannot enjoy this evening considering this serious injury.”
AC Milan team-mate Ignazio Abate said the England star was inconsolable.
“He’s not doing well. He was in tears in the dressing room, he wasn’t saying a lot. This has affected us all,” said Abate.
Former Manchester United star Beckham, England’s most capped outfield player with 115 appearances, was bidding to become the first England player to feature in four successive World Cup finals. He shares the record of three with Bobby Moore and Peter Shilton.
England coach Fabio Capello spoke with Beckham on Sunday evening to offer his commiserations, according to the Press Association.
David Beckham’s return to Old Trafford was brief and ended in the disappointment of a comprehensive defeat as Manchester United swept past AC Milan into the Champions League quarter-finals 7-2 on aggregate. Another brace from Rooney, taking his tally to 30 for the season, made another splendid European night for the Old Trafford faithfuls to cherish.
Meanwhile Real Madrid will not be playing at the Santiago Bernabeau, the place of the Champions League final, as they were thrown out by Lyon. Cristiano Ronaldo gave Madrid the perfect start with a goal inside 6 minutes but Miralem Pjanic’s equaliser with 15 minutes to go was the destructive blow that sent the Spanish giants crashing out.
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