The most popular soccer clubs in the world

Find out why these clubs have the biggest followings across the globe.

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Man United players celebrate a goal during a 1996 match. Man United players celebrate a goal during a 1996 match. (Photo: Shaun Botterill/Allsport/Getty Images)

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England: Manchester United

The British Premier League has its pick of high-profile clubs – Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea – but with Man United it comes down to simple dollars and cents: the club is the most highly valued soccer brand in the world, a testament to its popularity. After the New York Yankees it is usually considered the most popular sports club on the planet.

Having players that are global celebrities who transcend the sport like Eric Cantona and David Beckham (pictured together here) has helped to raise the club's profile over the past two decades.

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