Forbes just released its annual list of the world’s 50 most valuable sports teams.
The top-50 teams are worth $US1.75 billion on average, a 31% increase from last year.
Five years ago, Manchester United was the most valuable sports team in the world at $US1.86 billion. Now, the most valuable team, Real Madrid, is worth $US3.26 billion.
The NFL had the most franchises make the top-50 with 20 teams, but soccer dominated the early parts of the list with three clubs finishing in the top-five.
Here’s the top-10:
- Real Madrid (soccer): $US3.26 billion
- Dallas Cowboys (football): $US3.2 billion *tie*
- New York Yankees (baseball): $US3.2 billion *tie*
- Barcelona (soccer): $US3.16 billion
- Manchester United (soccer): $US3.1 billion
- Los Angeles Lakers (basketball): $US2.6 billion *tie*
- New England Patriots (football): $US2.6 billion *tie*
- New York Knicks (basketball): $US2.5 billion
- Los Angeles Dodgers (baseball): $US2.4 billion *tie*
- Washington Redskins (football): $US2.4 billion *tie*
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