American business magazine Forbes each year comprise a list of the most valuable 50 sports club. In 2012 EPL club Man Utd was the one and the only club which worth at least $2 billion. But at this moment, 52 clubs across the globe worth more than $2 billion. This shows how much financial development occurred in sports in the last couple of years. In this article, we will talk about the top 10 most valuable sports clubs in the World.
# Top 10 Most Valuable Sports Clubs:
# Note: The 10th position is a tie between Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Giants.
10) Los Angeles Dodgers (3.3 Billion USD):
The Major League Baseball (MLB) side stand in the 10th position along with New York Giants. The Dodgers’ value reads $3.3 billion USD. The team’s value increased 10% in the last year. Guggenheim Baseball Management owned club’s operating income is $95 million.
10) New York Giants (3.3 Billion USD):
The NFL club also occupies the 10th position as it’s value is $3.3 billion, as same as the Dodgers. Their value didn’t change in the last 1 year period. Their operating income is $149 million, higher than the Los Angeles based club.
9) Golden State Warriors (3.5 Billion USD):
The Basketball club from the NBA has a value of $3.5 billion. Their value increased 13% during the latest 1 year time, thanks to the Steph Curry magic. The Warriors’ operating income is 103 million US Dollars.
8) Los Angeles Lakers (3.7 Billion USD):
Another NBA side to have a place in the list is the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers worth $3.7 billion. Their value increased 12% in between the last 12 months and operating income is $147 million.
7) New England Patriots (3.8 Billion USD):
The difference between 7th placed club and 8th placed club is as less as 0.1 billion USD. Patriots compete in the National Football League and stood 7th in the list with $3.8 billion. Their value increased 3% since 2018. Robert Kraft’s club’s operating income is $235 million.
6) Manchester United (3.81 Billion USD):
The most successful football club in England has been placed in the 6th position. They are one of the two teams in the top 10 who suffered a decrease in the value in the last 1 year. Their value decreased 8% in between the above mentioned period. But the 20 times English league champions’ operating income is still as high as $238 million, the second-highest in the list.
5) New York Knicks (4 Billion USD):
The Knicks compete in the NBA as a member of the Atlantic Division of Eastern Conference. The 2 times championship winners have a value of $4 billion which increased 11% in the last 12 months. They’ve got an operating income off $155 million.
4) FC Barcelona (4.02 Billion USD):
The 5 time UEFA Champions League winners have a worth of $4.02 billion. Despite having domestic success consistently, the Catalonia based football club faced a 1% value decrease. The La Liga title holders unfortunately also suffered a $37 million operating loss since the previous season.
3) Real Madrid CF (4.24 Billion USD):
Another La Liga giant and Barcelona’s lifetime rivals, Real Madrid sit just a place ahead of them. The most successful club in UCL history has a value of $4.24 billion. They won the UCL thrice on the trot before being knocked out in the round of 16 last season. Los Blancos’ value increased 4% in last 1 year and they have an operating income of $112 million.
2) New York Yankees (4.6 Billion USD):
Major League Baseball side New York Yankees occupy the 2nd position in this list. It’s club value is $4.6 billion. The 27 times World Series Titles winners’ value increased 15%. But their operating income isn’t that much high, comparatively, it is as low as $30 million.
1) Dallas Cowboys (5 Billion USD):
National Football League club Dallas Cowboys is the one and only club in the planet, who has value as high as $5 billion. According to Forbes, they are the richest sports club at the moment. They also have the highest operating income in the list which is as much as $365 million. AT&T Stadium based side’s value increased 4% in the last 1 year time.
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