​Real Madrid have been named as the world's biggest football club by France Football. In their February edition, the publication listed their top 30 clubs around the world and Spain's top two including ​FC Barcelona, found themselves leading the pack with ​Manchester United in third spot. The top 10, though, consisted of most clubs from the Premier League.


The analysis made were on the basis of players, television audiences, social media following, average attendances, income, expenses, market value of the team and the historical importance of the club - the latter being something the magazine themselves acknowledged as being subjective.


​Marca report that a total of 85 clubs were looked at under these criteria, with the final list standing at 30. Real Madrid edged Barcelona to first, with some distance then separating them from Manchester United in third. 



Here's the top 10:


  1. Real Madrid - 184 points
  2. Barcelona - 177 points
  3. Manchester United - 151 points
  4. Bayern Munich - 135 points
  5. Liverpool - 120 points
  6. Juventus - 107 points
  7. PSG - 94 points
  8. Chelsea - 91 points
  9. Manchester City - 89 points

  10. Arsenal - 88 points