May 25, 2013; London, UNITED KINGDOM; Bayern Munich players and coaches pose for a team photo after the Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium. Bayern Munich won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Matthias Hangst/Witters Sport via USA TODAY Sports

Forbes Ranks The World’s Most Valuable Sports Teams


Every year Forbes ranks the most valuable sports teams in the world. Sometimes there are surprises but usually it’s the usual suspects. Soccer, or European football dominates the top of the list. But once North American franchises take over at the #4 spot they have a strangle hold on the Top 50.

Nearly the entire NFL makes the list, plus 7 MLB teams and 3 NBA teams. The only NHL team to make the list hails from Canada.

Here is a breakdown by sport:

Football-30
Baseball- 7
Soccer- 7
Basketball- 3
Formula 1 Racing- 2
Hockey-1

The average team is worth $1.24 billion, up 16% from last year. The are 33 teams worth more than $1 billion versus 24 in 2012. Two years ago no team passed $2 billion, now there are 5 over that threshold including 2 over $3 billion.

From Forbes:

  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 (Formula 1 Racing), $800 million
  49. San Francisco Giants, $786 million
  50. Oakland Raiders, $785 million

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  • atanasio

    most valuable?really?great!I’ll get Real Madrid shirts every season while my life.