Manchester United have dropped from 2nd to 6th in the latest Forbes List of the most valuable sports team in the world, with Spanish giants, Real Madrid and Barcelona overtaking the Premier League outfit on the log.
The Red Devils had a disappointing campaign which saw them finish 6th in the Premier League title and subsequently missing out on Champions League football in the 2019/2020 season.
NFL side, Dallas Cowboys retain the 1st position with Forbes valuing then at a whopping $5bn, while MLB’s New York Yankees moved from 5th to 2nd and are valued at $4.66bn.
“The values of team in major sports league are booming, thanks to sky-high TV deals, both local and national,” said a service editor at Forbes media, Kurt Badenhausen.
“And with revenue growing faster than player’s salaries, franchise are more profitable than they have ever been.”
It is Dallas Cowboys’ fourth consecutive year at the top spot after the American football team knocked off Real Madrid in 2016 with another 25 NFL teams joining them in the top 50 to continue the dominance of American football in sport.
NBA has 9 teams, MLB has 7 teams while 8 football clubs made it into the list.
Real Madrid ($4.24bn) are 3rd on the log, Barcelona ($4.02bn) are 4th and Manchester United ($3.81bn) are 6th on the log, the trio being the only football teams in the top 10. Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea joins them as being the only football club in the top 50 of the Forbes list.
1. Dallas Cowboys (NFL) – $5bn
2. New York Yankees (MLB) – $4.66bn
3. Real Madrid (Football) – $4.24bn
4. Barcelona (Football) – $4.02bn
5. New York Knicks (NBA) – $4bn
6. Manchester United (Football) – $3.81bn
7. New England Patriots (NFL) – $3.8bn
8. Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) – $3.7bn
9. Golden State Warriors (NBA) – $3.5bn
10. New York Giants (NFL) – $3.3bn
= Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB) – $3.3bn
17. Bayern Munich – $2.43bn
25. Manchester City – $2.16bn
32. Chelsea – $2.07bn
42. Arsenal – $1.82bn
45. Liverpool – $1.75bn
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