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Real world's most valuable

16 July 2013, 11:15

New York - Real Madrid headed a trio of European soccer clubs at the top of a list of the world's 50 most valuable sports teams released by Forbes on Monday which was dominated by National Football League (NFL) franchises.

Forbes list of most valuable sports teams

The nine-times European champions were worth $3.3 billion, up from $1.88 billion last year, due in large part to increased revenue from deals with Adidas and Emirates Airlines, Forbes said in a statement.

Manchester United (3.17 billion) swapped places with Real and sit in second spot while Spanish soccer champions Barcelona (2.6 billion) moved up five places to third.

Major League Baseball's (MLB) New York Yankees ($2.3 billion) fell one spot to fourth, followed by the NFL's Dallas Cowboys ($2.1 billion) and New England Patriots ($1.6 billion).

Rounding out the top 10 were MLB's Los Angeles Dodgers ($1.6 billion), the NFL's Washington Redskins and New York Giants, and London-based soccer club Arsenal ($1.3 billion).

With 30 teams in the top 50, the NFL occupies 60 percent of this year's list. The average value of the top 50 teams is $1.24 billion, which is a 16 percent increase from last year.

The 20 non-NFL teams in the top 50 are comprised of seven each from MLB and soccer, three from the National Basketball Association, two from motor racing and one from the National Hockey League.

Forbes list of most valuable teams (value in US$):

1. Real Madrid, $3.3 billion
2. Manchester United, $3.165 billion
3. Barcelona, $2.6 billion
4. New York Yankees, $2.3 billion
5. Dallas Cowboys, $2.1 billion
6. New England Patriots, $1.635 billion
7. Los Angeles Dodgers, $1.615 billion
8. Washington Redskins, $1.6 billion
9. New York Giants, $1.468 billion
10. Arsenal, $1.326 billion
11. Boston Red Sox, $1.312 billion
12. Bayern Munich, $1.309 billion
13. Houston Texans, $1.305 billion
14. New York Jets, $1.284 billion
15. Philadelphia Eagles, $1.26 billion
16. Chicago Bears, $1.19 billion
17. San Francisco 49ers, $1.175 billion
18. Green Bay Packers, $1.161 billion
19. Baltimore Ravens, $1.157 billion
20. Indianapolis Colts, $1.154 billion
21. Ferrari (Formula 1 Racing), $1.15 billion
22. Denver Broncos, $1.132 billion
23. New York Knicks, $1.1 billion
24. Pittsburg Steelers $1.1 billion
25. Miami Dolphins, $1.06 billion
26. Carolina Panthers, $1.048 billion
27. Seattle Seahawks, $1.04 billion
28. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, $1.033 billion
29. Tennessee Titans, $1.011 billion
30. Kansas City Chiefs, $1.008 billion
31. Chicago Cubs, $1 billion
32. Los Angeles Lakers, $1 billion
33. Toronto Maple Leafs, $1 billion
34. Cleveland Browns, $987 million
35. Minnesota Vikings, $975 million
36. New Orleans Saints, $971 million
37. AC Milan, $945 million
38. San Diego Chargers, $936 million
39. Arizona Cardinals, $922 million
40. Chelsea, $901 million
41. Philadelphia Phillies, $893 million
42. Cincinnati Bengals, $871 million
43. Detroit Lions, $855 million
44. Atlanta Falcons, $837 million
45. New York Mets, $811 million
46. Buffalo Bills, $805 million
47. Chicago Bulls, $800 million
48. McLaren, $800 million
49. San Francisco Giants, $786 million
50. akland Raiders, $785 million

- Reuters


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