Cowboys Named World's Most Valuable Sports Team By Forbes

posted by 700WLW Digital Staff - 

The Dallas Cowboys ranked as the world's most valuable sports team for the third consecutive year, Forbes announced on Wednesday. 

The Cowboys were listed as being worth $4.8 billion, which represents a 14 percent increase from last year. 

Rounding out the top five were soccer clubs Manchester United ($4.123 billion), Real Madrid ($4.088 billion) and FC Barcelona ($4.064 billion) as well as the New York Yankees ($4 billion) of Major League Baseball. 

Twenty-nine of the 50 teams on Forbes' list were NFL clubs, with the Cowboys, New England Patriots ($3.7 billion), New York Giants ($3.3 billion) and Washington Redskins ($3.1 billion) residing in the top 10. 

The San Francisco 49ers ($3.05 billion) ranked 13th, followed by the Los Angeles Rams ($3 billion, tied for 14th), Chicago Bears ($2.85 billion, tied for 17th), Houston Texans ($2.8 billion, tied for 19th), New York Jets ($2.75 billion, 21st), Philadelphia Eagles ($2.65 billion, 22nd), Denver Broncos ($2.6 billion, tied for 23rd) and Miami Dolphins (2.558 billion) to round out the top 25. 

The Cincinnati Bengals ($1.8 billion), Detroit Lions ($1.7 billion) and Buffalo Bills ($1.6 billion) were the three NFL teams that failed make the top 50. 

Here's the complete list...

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