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Forbes' list of the most valuable sports teams

The world's most valuable sports teams, as ranked annually by the American magazine Forbes, include teams from association football, American football, baseball, and basketball.

In 2016, the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL) simultaneously became both the first team to surpass $4 billion in value and the first non-association football team to top the ranking since its inception in 2010. Manchester United (2010–12) and Real Madrid (2013–15) have previously each been named the most valuable team three times.

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2019 rankingEdit

Rank Team Sport League Value (USD billion) Growth (2018–19)
1   Dallas Cowboys American football NFL $5.000   4%
2   New York Yankees Baseball MLB $4.600   15%
3   Real Madrid Association football La Liga $4.240   4%
4   FC Barcelona Association football La Liga $4.020   −1%
5   New York Knicks Basketball NBA $4.000   11%
6   Manchester United Association football EPL $3.810   −8%
7   New England Patriots American football NFL $3.800   3%
8   Los Angeles Lakers Basketball NBA $3.700   12%
9   Golden State Warriors Basketball NBA $3.500   13%
10   New York Giants American football NFL $3.300   0%
  Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball MLB   10%
12   Boston Red Sox Baseball MLB $3.200   14%
  Los Angeles Rams American football NFL   7%
14   Washington Redskins American football NFL $3.100   0%
  Chicago Cubs Baseball MLB   7%
16   San Francisco 49ers American football NFL $3.050   0%
17   Bayern Munich Association football Bundesliga $3.020   −1%
18   San Francisco Giants Baseball MLB $3.000   5%
19   Chicago Bears American football NFL $2.900   2%
  Chicago Bulls Basketball NBA   12%
21   New York Jets American football NFL $2.850   4%
22   Houston Texans American football NFL $2.800   0%
  Boston Celtics Basketball NBA   12%
24   Philadelphia Eagles American football NFL $2.750   4%
25   Manchester City Association football EPL $2.690   9%
26   Denver Broncos American football NFL $2.650   2%
27   Green Bay Packers American football NFL $2.630   3%
28   Atlanta Falcons American football NFL $2.600   5%
29   Baltimore Ravens American football NFL $2.590   4%
30   Pittsburgh Steelers American football NFL $2.585   5%
31   Seattle Seahawks American football NFL $2.580   6%
32   Chelsea Association football EPL $2.580   25%
33   Miami Dolphins American football NFL $2.580   0%
34   Oakland Raiders American football NFL $2.420   2%
35   Minnesota Vikings American football NFL $2.400   0%
36   Indianapolis Colts American football NFL $2.380   0%
37   Brooklyn Nets Basketball NBA $2.350   2%
38   Houston Rockets Basketball NBA $2.300   5%
  Carolina Panthers American football NFL   0%
  New York Mets Baseball MLB   10%
41   Los Angeles Chargers American football NFL $2.280   0%
42   Arsenal Association football EPL $2.270   1%
43   Dallas Mavericks Basketball NBA $2.225   18%
44   Los Angeles Clippers Basketball NBA $2.200   2%
45   Liverpool Association football EPL $2.180   12%
46   Arizona Cardinals American football NFL $2.150   0%
47   Kansas City Chiefs American football NFL $2.100   0%
  St. Louis Cardinals Baseball MLB   11%
49   Jacksonville Jaguars American football NFL $2.080   0%
50   New Orleans Saints American football NFL $2.080   4%

Source[1]

Number one by yearEdit

Year Team Sport League Value (USD billion)
2019   Dallas Cowboys American football NFL $5.000
2018 $4.800
2017 $4.200
2016 $4.000
2015   Real Madrid Association football La Liga $3.260
2014 $3.440
2013 $3.300
2012   Manchester United Association football EPL $2.230
2011 $1.860
2010 $1.830

Previous rankingsEdit

2018Edit

Rank Team Sport League Value (USD billion) Growth (2017–18)
1   Dallas Cowboys American football NFL $4.800   14%
2   Manchester United Association football EPL $4.123   12%
3   Real Madrid Association football La Liga $4.088   14%
4   FC Barcelona Association football La Liga $4.064   12%
5   New York Yankees Baseball MLB $4.000   08%
6   New England Patriots American football NFL $3.700   09%
7   New York Knicks Basketball NBA $3.600   09%
8   Los Angeles Lakers Basketball NBA $3.300   10%
  New York Giants American football NFL   06%
10   Golden State Warriors Basketball NBA $3.100   19%
  Washington Redskins American football NFL   05%
12   Bayern Munich Association football Bundesliga $3.063   13%
13   San Francisco 49ers American football NFL $3.050   02%
14   Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball MLB $3.000   09%
  Los Angeles Rams American football NFL   03%
16   Chicago Cubs Baseball MLB $2.900   08%
17   San Francisco Giants Baseball MLB $2.850   08%
  Chicago Bears American football NFL   06%
19   Boston Red Sox Baseball MLB $2.800   04%
  Houston Texans American football NFL   08%
21   New York Jets American football NFL $2.750   0%
22   Philadelphia Eagles American football NFL $2.650   06%
23   Chicago Bulls Basketball NBA $2.600   04%
  Denver Broncos American football NFL   08%
25   Miami Dolphins American football NFL $2.575   08%
26   Green Bay Packers American football NFL $2.550   09%
27   Boston Celtics Basketball NBA $2.500   14%
  Baltimore Ravens American football NFL   09%
29   Atlanta Falcons American football NFL $2.475   16%
30   Manchester City Association football EPL $2.474   19%
31   Pittsburgh Steelers American football NFL $2.450   09%
32   Seattle Seahawks American football NFL $2.425   09%
33   Minnesota Vikings American football NFL $2.400   09%
34   Oakland Raiders American football NFL $2.380   13%
35   Indianapolis Colts American football NFL $2.375   09%
36   Brooklyn Nets Basketball NBA $2.300   28%
  Carolina Panthers American football NFL   11%
38   Los Angeles Chargers American football NFL $2.275   09%
39   Arsenal Association football EPL $2.238   16%
40   Houston Rockets Basketball NBA $2.200   33%
41   Los Angeles Clippers Basketball NBA $2.150   07%
  Arizona Cardinals American football NFL   06%
43   New York Mets Baseball MLB $2.100   05%
  Kansas City Chiefs American football NFL   12%
45   Jacksonville Jaguars American football NFL $2.075   06%
46   Chelsea Association football EPL $2.062   12%
47   Tennessee Titans American football NFL $2.050   02%
48   New Orleans Saints American football NFL $2.000   14%
49   Tampa Bay Buccaneers American football NFL $1.975   10%
50   Cleveland Browns American football NFL $1.950   05%

Source[2]

2017Edit

Rank Team Sport League Value (USD billion) Growth (2016–17)
1   Dallas Cowboys American football NFL $4.20   5%
2   New York Yankees Baseball MLB $3.70   9%
3   Manchester United Association football EPL $3.69   11%
4   FC Barcelona Association football La Liga $3.64   2%
5   Real Madrid Association football La Liga $3.58   -2%
6   New England Patriots American football NFL $3.40   6%
7   New York Knicks Basketball NBA $3.30   10%
8   New York Giants American football NFL $3.10   11%
9   Los Angeles Lakers Basketball NBA $3.00   11%
  San Francisco 49ers American football NFL $3.00   11%
11   Washington Redskins American football NFL $2.95   4%
12   Los Angeles Rams American football NFL $2.90 N/A
13   Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball MLB $2.75   6%
  New York Jets American football NFL $2.75   10%
15   Bayern Munich Association football Bundesliga $2.71   1%
16   Boston Red Sox Baseball MLB $2.70   10%
  Chicago Bears American football NFL $2.70   17%
18   Chicago Cubs Baseball MLB $2.68   22%
19   San Francisco Giants Baseball MLB $2.65   18%
20   Golden State Warriors Basketball NBA $2.60   4%
  Houston Texans American football NFL $2.60   37%
22   Chicago Bulls Basketball NBA $2.50   4%
  Philadelphia Eagles American football NFL $2.50   9%
24   Denver Broncos American football NFL $2.40   24%
25   Miami Dolphins American football NFL $2.38   28%
26   Green Bay Packers American football NFL $2.35   21%
27   Baltimore Ravens American football NFL $2.30   19%
28   Pittsburgh Steelers American football NFL $2.25   18%
  Seattle Seahawks American football NFL $2.25   19%
30   Boston Celtics Basketball NBA $2.20   38%
  Minnesota Vikings American football NFL $2.20   5%
32   Indianapolis Colts American football NFL $2.18   16%
33   Atlanta Falcons American football NFL $2.13   27%
34   Oakland Raiders American football NFL $2.10   47%
35   Manchester City Association football EPL $2.083   8%
36   Los Angeles Chargers American football NFL $2.08   36%
37   Carolina Panthers American football NFL $2.075   33%
38   Arizona Cardinals American football NFL $2.025   31%
39   Los Angeles Clippers Basketball NBA $2.00   34%
  New York Mets Baseball MLB $2.00   0%
41   Tennessee Titans American football NFL $2.00   21%
42   Jacksonville Jaguars American football NFL $1.95   32%
43   Arsenal Association football EPL $1.93   -4%
44   Kansas City Chiefs American football NFL $1.88   23%
45   Cleveland Browns American football NFL $1.85   23%
46   Chelsea Association football EPL $1.85   11%
47   Brooklyn Nets Basketball NBA $1.80   19%
  St. Louis Cardinals Baseball MLB $1.80   6%
  Tampa Bay Buccaneers American football NFL $1.80   12%
50   Los Angeles Angels Baseball MLB $1.75   16%
  New Orleans Saints American football NFL $1.75   31%

Source[3]

2016Edit

Rank Team Sport League Value (USD billion)
1   Dallas Cowboys American football NFL 4.00
2   Real Madrid Association football La Liga 3.65
3   FC Barcelona Association football La Liga 3.55
4   New York Yankees Baseball MLB 3.40
5   Manchester United Association football EPL 3.32
6   New England Patriots American football NFL 3.20
7   New York Knicks Basketball NBA 3.00
8   Washington Redskins American football NFL 2.85
9   New York Giants American football NFL 2.80
10   Los Angeles Lakers Basketball NBA 2.70
  San Francisco 49ers American football NFL

Source[4]

2015Edit

Rank Team Sport Country Value (USD billion)
1 Real Madrid Football   Spain 3.26
2 Dallas Cowboys American Football   United States 3.2
New York Yankees Baseball   United States
4 FC Barcelona Football   Spain 3.16
5 Manchester United Football   England 3.1
6 Los Angeles Lakers Basketball   United States 2.6
New England Patriots American Football   United States
8 New York Knicks Basketball   United States 2.5
9 Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball   United States 2.4
Washington Redskins American Football   United States

Source[5]

2014Edit

Rank Team Sport Country Value (USD billion)
1 Real Madrid Football   Spain 3.44
2 FC Barcelona Football   Spain 3.2
3 Manchester United Football   England 2.81
4 New York Yankees Baseball   United States 2.5
5 Dallas Cowboys American Football   United States 2.3
6 Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball   United States 2
7 Bayern Munich Football   Germany 1.85
8 New England Patriots American Football   United States 1.8
9 Washington Redskins American Football   United States 1.7
10 New York Giants American Football   United States 1.55

Source[6]

2013Edit

Rank Team Sport Country Value (USD billion)
1 Real Madrid Football   Spain 3.3
2 Manchester United Football   England 3.165
3 FC Barcelona Football   Spain 2.6
4 New York Yankees Baseball   United States 2.3
5 Dallas Cowboys American Football   United States 2.1
6 New England Patriots American Football   United States 1.635
7 Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball   United States 1.615
8 Washington Redskins American Football   United States 1.6
9 New York Giants American Football   United States 1.468
10 Arsenal Football   England 1.326

Source[7]

2012Edit

Rank Team Sport Country Value (USD billion)
1 Manchester United Football   England 2.23
2 Real Madrid Football   Spain 1.88
3 New York Yankees Baseball   United States 1.85
Dallas Cowboys American Football   United States
5 Washington Redskins American Football   United States 1.56
6 Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball   United States 1.4
New England Patriots American Football   United States
8 FC Barcelona Football   Spain 1.31
9 New York Giants American Football   United States 1.3
10 Arsenal Football   England 1.29

Source[8]

2011Edit

Rank Team Sport Country Value (USD billion)
1 Manchester United Football   England 1.86
2 Dallas Cowboys American Football   United States 1.81
3 New York Yankees Baseball   United States 1.7
4 Washington Redskins American Football   United States 1.55
5 Real Madrid Football   Spain 1.45
6 New England Patriots American Football   United States 1.37
7 Arsenal Football   England 1.19
8 New York Giants American Football   United States 1.18
9 Houston Texans American Football   United States 1.17
10 New York Jets American Football   United States 1.14

Source[9]

2010Edit

Rank Team Sport Country Value (USD billion)
1 Manchester United Association Football   England 1.83
2 Dallas Cowboys American Football   United States 1.65
3 New York Yankees Baseball   United States 1.6
4 Washington Redskins American Football   United States 1.55
5 New England Patriots American Football   United States 1.36
6 Real Madrid Association Football   Spain 1.32
7 New York Giants American Football   United States 1.18
8 Arsenal Association Football   England 1.18
9 New York Jets American Football   United States 1.17
10 Houston Texans American Football   United States 1.15

Source[10]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Badenhausen, Kurt. "The World's 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams 2019". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-08-02.
  2. ^ Badenhausen, Kurt. "Full List: The World's 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams Of 2018". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  3. ^ Badenhausen, Kurt (July 12, 2017). "Full List: The World's 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams 2017". Forbes. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  4. ^ Badenhausen, Kurt (July 13, 2016). "Dallas Cowboys Head The World's 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams Of 2016". Forbes. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  5. ^ Badenhausen, Kurt (July 15, 2015). "The World's 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams 2015". Forbes. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  6. ^ Badenhausen, Kurt (July 16, 2014). "The World's 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams 2014". Forbes. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  7. ^ Badenhausen, Kurt (July 15, 2013). "Real Madrid Tops The World's Most Valuable Sports Teams". Forbes. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  8. ^ Badenhausen, Kurt (July 16, 2012). "Manchester United Tops The World's 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams". Forbes. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  9. ^ Badenhausen, Kurt (July 12, 2011). "The World's 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams". Forbes. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  10. ^ Ozanian, Michael K.; Badenhausen, Kurt (July 21, 2010). "The World's Most Valuable Teams And Athletes". Forbes. Retrieved May 8, 2016.