Updated: 16 June 2022
The 10 Most Valuable Sports Team In The World. Billions of people across the globe follow various sports of their respective choices. However, while we do follow the sport of our choice willingly, we often disregard the Sports Economics related to them. Do you have any idea about the insane amount of money your favorite Sports Franchise makes every year?
Well if not, this is just the right article for you. Here we shall discuss the Top 10 most valuable sports teams/ franchises in the world.
The sports industry is a rapidly growing business and with it, the most popular teams across the world are also growing in valuation. All of the teams mentioned in this list are valued at over $3 Billion, which is a gigantic number. For this article, we have used data from Forbes, Wikipedia & other internet media sources.
Without any further adieu, let us get straight to that list in descending order of Valuations.
Here are the 10 Most Valuable Sports Team In The World
1. Dallas Cowboys – $5.7 Billion
Dallas Cowboys is one of the most famous franchises in the National Football League (NFL) which is one of the highest-grossing sports leagues in the world. It is about American football and is based in the United States of America. The team is owned by Jerry Jones. There has been a whopping 43% hike in their valuation in the last 5 years. Jerry Jones bought the club back in 1989 for $150 Million.
2. New York Yankees – $5.25 Billion
New York Yankees is one of the most famous and successful teams in the USA’s Major League Basketball (MLB). NYY has won a record 27 World Series titles. The franchise is owned by the Steinbrenner family. They bought it for just $8.8 Million back in 1973.
3. New York Knicks – $5 Billion
The Knicks might not be the most successful team in NBA history but they indeed have an insane fanbase. Thanks to them, their valuation has almost reached $5 Billion. New York Knicks team is owned by Madison Square Garden Sports. They bought it back in 1997 for $300 Million. There has been a 67% rise in their valuation in the last 5 years.
4. FC Barcelona – $4.76 Billion
Football club FC Barcelona is one of the best football teams in the world. They are the most successful team in the Spanish League and have 5 Champions League titles to their name. Their estimated valuation as of now is $4.76 Billion which makes them the highest valued football team in the world. They are owned by socios and not by a particular company or a person.
5. Real Madrid – $4.75 Billion
Real Madrid is yet another Spanish football team on this list. They are one of the oldest and the best clubs in football history. They won the first-ever UEFA Champions League and also have 13 UEFA Champions League titles to their name. They are the second most valued Football team in the world. They are also owned by Socios.
6. Golden State Warriors – $4.7 Billion
Golden State Warriors is owned by Joe Lacob and Peter Gruber. They bought the team back in 2010 for $450 Million dollars. There has been a 147% hike in their valuation in the last 5 years.
7. Los Angeles Lakers – $4.6 Billion
Lakers are the most successful NBA team ever but winning trophies does not ensure a higher team valuation and this is what it proves. They are the 3rd NBA team on this list and there probably are a couple more. 8. New England Patriots is valued at $4.4 Billion. It was bought by Jerry Buss Family Trusts, Philip Anschutz in 1979 for $20 Million.
8. New England Patriots – $4.4 billion
New England Patriots are the second NFL team on this. They have won the Super Bowl a record 6 times. Robert Kraft, who bought the club in 1994 for $172 Million, has seen a 38% rise in valuation in the last 5 years.
9. New York Giants – $4.3 Billion
New York Giants have four NFL titles and four Super Bowls. They are owned by John Mara and Steve Tisch. Their valuation is currently growing at a five-year rate of 54%.
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10. FC Bayern Munich – $4.21 Billion
FC Bayern Munich is the third football team on this list. Like in Barca and Real Madrid, FC Bayern Munich is not ruled by one single owner. They are one of the most consistent teams in football history.