Real Madrid Knocks Manchester United Off its Perch as Forbes Most Valuable Sport Team

By Community | July 15, 2013

Forbes has released its list of the the 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams in the world with Real Madrid securing the top step ahead of Manchester United.

The Spanish football giants are worth $3.3 billion while Manchester United are second with a current value of $3.17 billion and Barcelona ranks No. 3 with a value of $2.6 billion. 

The New York Yankees are the first team ouside of football at No. 4, view valued at $2.3 billion. The Dallas Cowboys, ailment worth $2.1 billion, hold the No. 5 spot. With 30 teams in the top 50, the NFL occupies 60% of this year’s list.

The average value of the top 50 teams is $1.24 billion, which is a 16% increase from last year.

Forbes has valued sports teams in the major sports leagues since 1998. This list is based on the Forbes valuations done in the past year for the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, soccer, Nascar and Formula 1. The 20 non-NFL teams in the top 50 include seven each from baseball and soccer, as well as three from the NBA.

Team Rank (2013)    Rank (2012)    Valuation ($Billion)
Real Madrid 1 2 3.3
Manchester United 2 1 3.17
Barcelona 3 8 2.6
New York Yankees 4 3 (tie) 2.3
Dallas Cowboys 5 3 (tie) 2.1
New England Patriots 6 6 (tie) 1.64
Los Angeles Dodgers 7 6 (tie) 1.62
Washington Redskins 8 5 1.6
New York Giants 9 9 1.47
Arsenal 10 10 1.33

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