Forbes' list of the most valuable sports teams

The world's most valuable sports teams, as ranked annually by the American magazine Forbes, include teams from association football, American football, baseball, and basketball.

In 2016, the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL) simultaneously became both the first team to surpass $4 billion in value and the first non-association football team to top the ranking since its inception in 2010. Manchester United (2010–12) and Real Madrid (2013–15) have previously each been named the most valuable team three times.

2018 Ranking

Rank Team Sport League Value (USD billion) Growth (2017-2018)
1 United States Dallas Cowboys American Football NFL $4.800 Increase 14%
2 England Manchester United Association Football EPL $4.123 Increase 12%
3 Spain Real Madrid Association Football La Liga $4.088 Increase 14%
4 Spain FC Barcelona Association Football La Liga $4.064 Increase 12%
5 United States New York Yankees Baseball MLB $4.000 Increase 8%
6 United States New England Patriots American Football NFL $3.700 Increase 9%
7 United States New York Knicks Basketball NBA $3.600 Increase 9%
8 United States Los Angeles Lakers Basketball NBA $3.300 Increase 10%
United States New York Giants American Football NFL Increase 6%
10 United States Golden State Warriors Basketball NBA $3.100 Increase 19%
United States Washington Redskins American Football NFL Increase 5%
12 Germany Bayern Munich Association Football Bundesliga $3.063 Increase 13%
13 United States San Francisco 49ers American Football NFL $3.050 Increase 2%
14 United States Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball MLB $3.000 Increase 9%
United States Los Angeles Rams American Football NFL Increase 3%
16 United States Chicago Cubs Baseball MLB $2.900 Increase 8%
17 United States San Francisco Giants Baseball MLB $2.850 Increase 8%
United States Chicago Bears American Football NFL Increase 6%
19 United States Boston Red Sox Baseball MLB $2.800 Increase 4%
United States Houston Texans American Football NFL Increase 8%
21 United States New York Jets American Football NFL $2.750 Steady 0%
22 United States Philadelphia Eagles American Football NFL $2.650 Increase 6%
23 United States Chicago Bulls Basketball NBA $2.600 Increase 4%
United States Denver Broncos American Football NFL Increase 8%
25 United States Miami Dolphins American Football NFL $2.575 Increase 8%
26 United States Green Bay Packers American Football NFL $2.550 Increase 9%
27 United States Boston Celtics Basketball NBA $2.500 Increase 14%
United States Baltimore Ravens American Football NFL Increase 9%
29 United States Atlanta Falcons American Football NFL $2.475 Increase 16%
30 England Manchester City Association Football EPL $2.474 Increase 19%
31 United States Pittsburgh Steelers American Football NFL $2.450 Increase 9%
32 United States Seattle Seahawks American Football NFL $2.425 Increase 9%
33 United States Minnesota Vikings American Football NFL $2.400 Increase 9%
34 United States Oakland Raiders American Football NFL $2.380 Increase 13%
35 United States Indianapolis Colts American Football NFL $2.375 Increase 9%
36 United States Brooklyn Nets Basketball NBA $2.300 Increase 28%
United States Carolina Panthers American Football NFL Increase 11%
38 United States Los Angeles Chargers American Football NFL $2.275 Increase 9%
39 England Arsenal Association Football EPL $2.238 Increase 16%
40 United States Houston Rockets Basketball NBA $2.200 Increase 33%
41 United States Los Angeles Clippers Basketball NBA $2.150 Increase 7%
United States Arizona Cardinals American Football NFL Increase 6%
43 United States New York Mets Baseball MLB $2.100 Increase 5%
United States Kansas City Chiefs American Football NFL Increase 12%
45 United States Jacksonville Jaguars American Football NFL $2.075 Increase 6%
46 England Chelsea Association Football EPL $2.062 Increase 12%
47 United States Tennessee Titans American Football NFL $2.050 Increase 2%
48 United States New Orleans Saints American Football NFL $2.000 Increase 14%
49 United States Tampa Bay Buccaneers American Football NFL $1.975 Increase 10%
50 United States Cleveland Browns American Football NFL $1.950 Increase 5%

Source[1]

Previous rankings

2017

Rank Team Sport League Value (USD billion) Growth (2016–17)
1 United States Dallas Cowboys American Football NFL $4.20 Increase 5%
2 United States New York Yankees Baseball MLB $3.70 Increase 9%
3 England Manchester United Association Football EPL $3.69 Increase 11%
4 Spain FC Barcelona Association Football La Liga $3.64 Increase 2%
5 Spain Real Madrid Association Football La Liga $3.58 Decrease -2%
6 United States New England Patriots American Football NFL $3.40 Increase 6%
7 United States New York Knicks Basketball NBA $3.30 Increase 10%
8 United States New York Giants American Football NFL $3.10 Increase 11%
9 United States Los Angeles Lakers Basketball NBA $3.00 Increase 11%
United States San Francisco 49ers American Football NFL $3.00 Increase 11%
11 United States Washington Redskins American Football NFL $2.95 Increase 4%
12 United States Los Angeles Rams American Football NFL $2.90 N/A
13 United States Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball MLB $2.75 Increase 6%
United States New York Jets American Football NFL $2.75 Increase 10%
15 Germany Bayern Munich Association Football Bundesliga $2.71 Increase 1%
16 United States Boston Red Sox Baseball MLB $2.70 Increase 10%
United States Chicago Bears American Football NFL $2.70 Increase 17%
18 United States Chicago Cubs Baseball MLB $2.68 Increase 22%
19 United States San Francisco Giants Baseball MLB $2.65 Increase 18%
20 United States Golden State Warriors Basketball NBA $2.60 Increase 4%
United States Houston Texans American Football NFL $2.60 Increase 37%
22 United States Chicago Bulls Basketball NBA $2.50 Increase 4%
United States Philadelphia Eagles American Football NFL $2.50 Increase 9%
24 United States Denver Broncos American Football NFL $2.40 Increase 24%
25 United States Miami Dolphins American Football NFL $2.38 Increase 28%
26 United States Green Bay Packers American Football NFL $2.35 Increase 21%
27 United States Baltimore Ravens American Football NFL $2.30 Increase 19%
28 United States Pittsburgh Steelers American Football NFL $2.25 Increase 18%
United States Seattle Seahawks American Football NFL $2.25 Increase 19%
30 United States Boston Celtics Basketball NBA $2.20 Increase 38%
United States Minnesota Vikings American Football NFL $2.20 Increase 5%
32 United States Indianapolis Colts American Football NFL $2.18 Increase 16%
33 United States Atlanta Falcons American Football NFL $2.13 Increase 27%
34 United States Oakland Raiders American Football NFL $2.10 Increase 47%
35 England Manchester City Association Football EPL $2.083 Increase 8%
36 United States Los Angeles Chargers American Football NFL $2.08 Increase 36%
37 United States Carolina Panthers American Football NFL $2.075 Increase 33%
38 United States Arizona Cardinals American Football NFL $2.025 Increase 31%
39 United States Los Angeles Clippers Basketball NBA $2.00 Increase 34%
United States New York Mets Baseball MLB $2.00 Steady 0%
41 United States Tennessee Titans American Football NFL $2.00 Increase 21%
42 United States Jacksonville Jaguars American Football NFL $1.95 Increase 32%
43 England Arsenal Association Football EPL $1.93 Decrease -4%
44 United States Kansas City Chiefs American Football NFL $1.88 Increase 23%
45 United States Cleveland Browns American Football NFL $1.85 Increase 23%
46 England Chelsea Association Football EPL $1.85 Increase 11%
47 United States Brooklyn Nets Basketball NBA $1.80 Increase 19%
United States St. Louis Cardinals Baseball MLB $1.80 Increase 6%
United States Tampa Bay Buccaneers American Football NFL $1.80 Increase 12%
50 United States Los Angeles Angels Baseball MLB $1.75 Increase 16%
United States New Orleans Saints American Football NFL $1.75 Increase 31%

Source[2]

2016

Rank Team Sport League Value (USD billion)
1 United States Dallas Cowboys American Football NFL 4.00
2 Spain Real Madrid Association Football La Liga 3.65
3 Spain FC Barcelona Association Football La Liga 3.55
4 United States New York Yankees Baseball MLB 3.40
5 England Manchester United Association Football EPL 3.32
6 United States New England Patriots American Football NFL 3.20
7 United States New York Knicks Basketball NBA 3.00
8 United States Washington Redskins American Football NFL 2.85
9 United States New York Giants American Football NFL 2.80
10 United States Los Angeles Lakers Basketball NBA 2.70
United States San Francisco 49ers American Football NFL

Source[3]

2015

Rank Team Sport Country Value (USD billion)
1 Real Madrid Football  Spain 3.26
2 Dallas Cowboys American Football  United States 3.2
New York Yankees Baseball  United States
4 FC Barcelona Football  Spain 3.16
5 Manchester United Football  England 3.1
6 Los Angeles Lakers Basketball  United States 2.6
New England Patriots American Football  United States
8 New York Knicks Basketball  United States 2.5
9 Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball  United States 2.4
Washington Redskins American Football  United States

Source[4]

2014

Rank Team Sport Country Value (USD billion)
1 Real Madrid Football  Spain 3.44
2 FC Barcelona Football  Spain 3.2
3 Manchester United Football  England 2.81
4 New York Yankees Baseball  United States 2.5
5 Dallas Cowboys American Football  United States 2.3
6 Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball  United States 2
7 Bayern Munich Football  Germany 1.85
8 New England Patriots American Football  United States 1.8
9 Washington Redskins American Football  United States 1.7
10 New York Giants American Football  United States 1.55

Source[5]

2013

Rank Team Sport Country Value (USD billion)
1 Real Madrid Football  Spain 3.3
2 Manchester United Football  England 3.165
3 FC Barcelona Football  Spain 2.6
4 New York Yankees Baseball  United States 2.3
5 Dallas Cowboys American Football  United States 2.1
6 New England Patriots American Football  United States 1.635
7 Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball  United States 1.615
8 Washington Redskins American Football  United States 1.6
9 New York Giants American Football  United States 1.468
10 Arsenal Football  England 1.326

Source[6]

2012

Rank Team Sport Country Value (USD billion)
1 Manchester United Football  England 2.23
2 Real Madrid Football  Spain 1.88
3 New York Yankees Baseball  United States 1.85
Dallas Cowboys American Football  United States
5 Washington Redskins American Football  United States 1.56
6 Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball  United States 1.4
New England Patriots American Football  United States
8 FC Barcelona Football  Spain 1.31
9 New York Giants American Football  United States 1.3
10 Arsenal Football  England 1.29

Source[7]

2011

Rank Team Sport Country Value (USD billion)
1 Manchester United Football  England 1.86
2 Dallas Cowboys American Football  United States 1.81
3 New York Yankees Baseball  United States 1.7
4 Washington Redskins American Football  United States 1.55
5 Real Madrid Football  Spain 1.45
6 New England Patriots American Football  United States 1.37
7 Arsenal Football  England 1.19
8 New York Giants American Football  United States 1.18
9 Houston Texans American Football  United States 1.17
10 New York Jets American Football  United States 1.14

Source[8]

2010

Rank Team Sport Country Value (USD billion)
1 Manchester United Association Football  England 1.83
2 Dallas Cowboys American Football  United States 1.65
3 New York Yankees Baseball  United States 1.6
4 Washington Redskins American Football  United States 1.55
5 New England Patriots American Football  United States 1.36
6 Real Madrid Association Football  Spain 1.32
7 New York Giants American Football  United States 1.18
8 Arsenal Association Football  England 1.18
9 New York Jets American Football  United States 1.17
10 Houston Texans American Football  United States 1.15

Source[9]

See also

References

  1. ^ Badenhausen, Kurt. "Full List: The World's 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams Of 2018". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  2. ^ Badenhausen, Kurt (July 12, 2017). "Full List: The World's 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams 2017". Forbes. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  3. ^ Badenhausen, Kurt (July 13, 2016). "Dallas Cowboys Head The World's 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams Of 2016". Forbes. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  4. ^ Badenhausen, Kurt (July 15, 2015). "The World's 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams 2015". Forbes. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  5. ^ Badenhausen, Kurt (July 16, 2014). "The World's 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams 2014". Forbes. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  6. ^ Badenhausen, Kurt (July 15, 2013). "Real Madrid Tops The World's Most Valuable Sports Teams". Forbes. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  7. ^ Badenhausen, Kurt (July 16, 2012). "Manchester United Tops The World's 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams". Forbes. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  8. ^ Badenhausen, Kurt (July 12, 2011). "The World's 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams". Forbes. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  9. ^ Ozanian, Michael K.; Badenhausen, Kurt (July 21, 2010). "The World's Most Valuable Teams And Athletes". Forbes. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
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Notes

Philadelphia Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles are a professional American football team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) East division. In the 2017 season the team won Super Bowl LII, their first Super Bowl win in franchise history and their fourth NFL title overall, after winning the Championship Game in 1948, 1949, and 1960.

The franchise was established in 1933 as a replacement for the bankrupt Frankford Yellow Jackets, when a group led by Bert Bell secured the rights to an NFL franchise in Philadelphia. Bell, Chuck Bednarik, Bob Brown, Brian Dawkins, Reggie White, Steve Van Buren, Tommy McDonald, Greasy Neale, Pete Pihos, Sonny Jurgensen, Terrell Owens, and Norm Van Brocklin have been inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The team has an intense rivalry with the New York Giants. This rivalry is the oldest in the NFC East and is among the oldest in the NFL. It was ranked by NFL Network as the number one rivalry of all-time and Sports Illustrated ranks it amongst the Top 10 NFL rivalries of all-time at number four, and according to ESPN, it is one of the fiercest and most well-known rivalries in the American football community. They also have a bitter rivalry with the Dallas Cowboys, which has become more high-profile since the 1960s, as well as a historic rivalry with the Washington Redskins. Their rivalry with the Pittsburgh Steelers is another bitter rivalry known as the battle of Pennsylvania, roughly dating back to 1933, that mostly arises from the two teams' statuses as being from opposite ends of the same state.The team consistently ranks among the best in the league in attendance and has sold out every game since the 1999 season. In a Sports Illustrated poll of 321 NFL players, Eagles fans were selected the most intimidating fans in the NFL.

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