Real Madrid's new player Asier Illarramendi, left, and Real Madrid's President Florentino Perez, right, gesture during the presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, in Madrid, Saturday, July 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Real Madrid tops Forbes’ most valuable teams list
The Associated Press
First Published Jul 15 2013 10:56 am • Last Updated Jul 15 2013 10:56 am
Real Madrid tops Forbes’ list of 50 most valuable sports teams, with Manchester United and Barcelona holding the next two spots.
Forbes says Real Madrid is worth $3.3 billion. The Spanish power moved up a spot from No. 2 last year.
Man United, which was No. 1 last year, is worth $3.17 million. Barcelona, Real Madrid’s fierce rival and Spanish League champions last season, is worth $2.6 billion.
The New York Yankees are fourth with a value of $2.3 billion and the Dallas Cowboys are fifth at $2.1 billion.
Thirty of the 32 NFL teams made the list, along with seven baseball teams and seven soccer teams.
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