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Manchester United ranked most valuable sports team by Forbes


July 17, 2012 - Old Trafford

Even as Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that their number one priority is to reclaim the Premier League title, Forbes magazine has announced that Manchester United is the most valuable club among sports teams around the world. The club is valued at $2.23 billion.

The club enjoys lucrative global sponsorship deals with AIG, Turkish Airlines and DHL among others. Manchester City lost the Premier League title last season on goal difference, in a last-minute goal by rivals Manchester City against Queens Park Rangers.

Spanish Football club Real Madrid is ranked second at $1.88 billion. They are followed by baseball team New York Yankees and American Football club Dallas Cowboys.

Here is the list of World's 20 most valuable sports teams as ranked by Forbes:

RankTeamValuation
1Manchester United $2.23
2Real Madrid $1.88
3New York Yankees $1.85
3Dallas Cowboys $1.85
5Washington Redskins $1.56
6Los Angeles Dodgers $1.40
6New England Patriots $1.40
8Barcelona $1.31
9New York Giants $1.30
10Arsenal $1.29
11Bayern Munich$1.23
12New York Jets$1.23
13Houston Texans$1.20
14Philadelphia Eagles$1.16
15Ferrari$1.10
16Chicago Bears$1.09
17Green Bay Packers$1.09
18Baltimore Ravens$1.09
19Indianapolis Colts$1.06
20Denver Broncos$1.05

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