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Real Madrid tops Forbes' list of most valuable sports teams
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New York • 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 (http://onforb.es/15HuUAm ), along with seven baseball teams and seven soccer teams.

The New York Knicks ($1.1 billion) were the highest ranked NBA team at No. 23. The Los Angeles Lakers weighed in at No. 31 with a value of $1 billion. —

Forbes' richest sports teams

Dollars in billions.

Team Value

1. Real Madrid $3.3

2. Manchester United $3.165

3. Barcelona $2.6

4. New York Yankees $2.3

5. Dallas Cowboys $2.1

6. New England Patriots $1.635

7. Los Angeles Dodgers $1.615

8. Washington Redskins $1.6

9. New York Giants $1.468

10. Arsenal $1.326

11. Boston Red Sox $1.312

12. Bayern Munich $1.309

13. Houston Texans $1.305

14. New York Jets $1.284

15. Philadelphia Eagles $1.26

Source: Forbes Magazine

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