most valuable sports teams in the world

Most Valuable Sports Teams in the World

Most Valuable Sports Teams in the World
1. Real Madrid
Value: $3.26 billion 1 year change: 5% Owner: Club members Real Madrid won the Champions League for a record tenth time last year and is the most valuable sports team in the world for the third straight year.
2. Dallas Cowboys
Value: $3. 2 billion 1 year change: 39% Owner: Jerry Jones The NFL s most valuable team generates more than $100 million annually from sponsorships led by its 25 year, $500 million stadium naming rights deal with AT&T.
3. New York Yankees
Value: $3.2 billion 1 year change: 28% Owner: Steinbrenner family The Yankees missed the postseason for the second consecutive season in 2014 and only the third time since 1994. But the Bronx Bombers still finished tops in the American League in attendance, averaging 42,520 fans per game.
4. Barcelona
Value: $3.16 billion 1 year change: 1% Owner: Club members Barcelona captured its fourth Champions League title in the past decade. The win was worth $64 million in prize money for Barca and will propel Barca s revenue to more than $650 million.
5. Manchester United
Value: $3.1 billion 1 year change: 10% Owner: Glazer family Manchester United signed a record shattering $1.1 billion, 10 year dual global sponsorship and licensing deal with Adidas that begins with the 2015 16 season.
6. Los Angeles Lakers
Value: $2.6 billion 1 year change: 93% Owners: Jerry Buss Family Trusts, Philip Anschutz The team posted their worst record in franchise history at 21 61, which pushed TV ratings down 27% after a 54% drop the previous year. The Lakers still rank as the league s most profitable team thanks to their $4 billion, 20 year TV deal with Time Warner.
7. New England Patriots
Value: $2.6 billion 1 year change: 44% Owner: Robert Kraft The Patriots captured their fourth Super Bowl title of the Brady/Belichick era under a cloud of controversy regarding the Deflategate scandal. The Pats have the highest ticket prices in the NFL.
8. New York Knicks
Value: $2.5 billion 1 year change: 79% Owner: Madison Square Garden Co. The Knicks posted a franchise worst 17 65 record during the 2014 15 season, but still generate nearly $300 million a year in revenue thanks to the NBA s priciest tickets and luxury suites that cost up to $1 million.
9. Los Angeles Dodgers
Value: $2.4 billion 1 year change: 20% Owner: Guggenheim Baseball Management The Dodgers raked in more than $120 million in local television money last season, the most in baseball, as part of the team s 25 year, $8.35 billion deal with Time Warner Cable. Attendance was also tops in MLB.
10. Washington Redskins
Value: $2.4 billion 1 year change: 41% Owner: Daniel Snyder The Redskins once boasted a season ticket waiting list of more than 200,000 names, but this spring the club removed thousands of seats at FedEx Field for the third time in 5 years. The team is 7 25 over the past 2 seasons.