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Real Madrid top ‘most valuable sports teams’ list


Real Madrid are the world’s most valuable sports team for the third straight year, according to business magazine Forbes. 

The Spanish football club are valued at £2.08bn, with American football side Dallas Cowboys and baseball’s New York Yankees (£2.04bn) in joint second.

Real’s La Liga rivals Barcelona (£2.02bn) are fourth.

Premier League club Manchester United (£1.98bn) drop from third to fifth.

The other places in the top 10 are taken by American sports teams: NBA pair Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks, NFL sides New England Patriots and Washington Redskins and MLB’s Los Angeles Dodgers.

Of the other Premier League sides, Manchester City (£890m) are 29th overall, two places ahead of Chelsea (£877m), with Arsenal 36th having been valued at £839m.

According to Forbes,  the average current value of a team on the list is £1.12bn, which is the highest ever, and a 31% increase from last year.

Source: BBCsport

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