Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Forbes 2017 Most Valuable Sports Teams

The cutoff to qualify among the world's most valuable sports franchises is higher than ever, up 18% this year to $1.75 billion.
There are 36 franchises worth at least $1 billion that did not make the top 50 list.

No sports league is as profitable as the U.S National Football League (NFL) where the average team earned an operating profit (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) of $91 million and no one banked less than $26 million.

The Dallas Cowboys lead for the second straight year at $4.2 billion. Jerry Jones' team unseated Real Madrid last year as the most valuable sports team.

The Spanish football powerhouse had ranked No. 1 for three straight years.

Three football teams make the top 10 -- Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

The city of New York boast the most teams with three -- Yankees, Knicks and Giants.

The top 10 teams are below and you can view the full list here:
  1. Dallas Cowboys, $4.2 billion (NFL)
  2. New York Yankees, $3.7 billion (MLB)
  3. Manchester United, $3.69 billion (football)
  4. Barcelona, $3.64 billio (football)
  5. Real Madrid, $3.58 billion (football)
  6. New England Patriots, $3.4 billion (NFL)
  7. New York Knicks, $3.3 billion (NBA)
  8. New York Giants, $3.1 billion (NFL)
  9. San Francisco 49ers, $3 billion (NFL)
  10. Los Angeles Lakers, $3 billion (NBA)

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