Manchester United valued at $3.1bn


La Liga giants Real Madrid have dropped down to 2nd position, behind NFL team Dallas Cowboys as the world’s most valuable sports team in Forbe’s annual survey. 

According to the report, Cowboys stands at $4bn, while Madrid is valued at $3.26bn. The Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots and MLB’s New York Yankees are both valued at $3.2bn. Catalan giants Barcelona moves into top five at $3.16bn. 

For the recap, the five most valuable sports teams in the world are now:

The Cowboys ($4 billion),

Real Madrid ($3.26 billion)

Patriots ($3.2 billion)

New York Yankees ($3.2 billion)

Barcelona ($3.16 billion)

Off the pitch success has hardly anything to do with on-pitch results, as neither Real Madrid, nor Washington (third most valuable NFL team) have had a great 2014-15 season. Manchester United are the highest valued club from the Premier League, and the Red Devils are valued at $3.1bn, thanks largely to $703m in annual revenues and a 10-year $1.1bn sponsorship with Adidas.

[Forbes survey]

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