Forbes World’s Most Valuable Sports Team: La Liga giants Barcelona are the most football team in the world, followed by Real Madrid at a close second. Forbes on Monday released the World’s Most Valuable Sports Team in which the two Spanish clubs found themselves in the top five. Forbes valued the Catalans at $4.76bn, while their rivals Los Blancos were valued at $4.75bn. Overall they are fourth and fifth respectively in the list.
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NFL’s Dallas Cowboys topped the list which was published on Friday and the average value of the world’s 50 leading sports teams rose to $3.43bn in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Forbes said the average value of the world’s 50 most valuable teams on the list was up 11% from last year’s ranking.
That increase during a year in which the sporting calendar was upended due to the pandemic while many competitions were held in empty venues was attributed to ever-escalating media rights deals, Forbes said.
Forbes World’s Most Valuable Sports Team:
The Cowboys, who have topped the list since they unseated Madrid in 2016, were valued at $5.7bn, a 3.6% rise when compared to last year.
Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees ($5.3bn), the National Basketball Association’s New York Knicks ($5bn) and soccer’s Barcelona ($4.76bn) and Madrid ($4.75bn) rounded out the top five.
The list was made up of teams from four sports, with the NFL leading the way with 26, followed by basketball (9), football (9) and baseball (6).
Forbes World’s Most Valuable Sports Team: Barcelona most valuable football team, Real Madrid 2nd in list – Full list here
1. Dallas Cowboys (NFL) $5.7bn
2. New York Yankees (MLB) $5.25bn
3. New York Knicks (NBA) $5bn
4. Barcelona (Football) $4.76bn
5. Real Madrid (Football) $4.75bn
6. Golden State Warriors (NBA) $4.7bn
7. Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) $4.6bn
8. New England Patriots (NFL) $4.4bn
9. New York Giants (NFL) $4.3bn
10. Bayern Munich (Football) $4.21bn