• Sign up free today!

    Join in on the discussion, prediction leagues and competitions today! Sign up takes no longer than 5 minutes.

Sign in to follow this  
football forum

2019 Forbes Most Valuable Sports Teams

Recommended Posts

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/49083388

Quote

 

Manchester United have dropped four places to sixth in Forbes Magazine's annual list of the world's most valuable sports teams.

NFL side the Dallas Cowboys, valued at $5bn (£4bn), remain top, with Major League Baseball's the New York Yankees second on the list at $4.6bn (£3.7bn).

Real Madrid are third, with fellow Spanish side Barcelona in fourth.

Manchester City (25), Chelsea (32), Arsenal (42), and Liverpool (45) are the other English clubs in the top 50.

The Dallas Cowboys have been number one for the past four years having usurped Real Madrid in 2016.

"The values of teams in major sports leagues are booming thanks to sky-high TV deals, both local and national," said Kurt Badenhausen, senior editor at Forbes Media.

"And with revenue growing faster than player salaries, franchises are more profitable than they have ever been."

NFL teams made up 26 - down from 29 a year ago - of the top 50 teams on the list.

The NBA had nine teams on the list, while there were eight from European football and seven from MLB.

1. Dallas Cowboys (NFL) $5bn (£4bn)

2. New York Yankees (MLB) $4.6bn

3. Real Madrid (Football) $4.24bn

4. Barcelona (Football) $4.02bn

5. New York Knicks (NBA) $4bn

6. Manchester United (football) $3.81bn

7. New England Patriots (NFL) $3.8bn

8. Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) $3.7bn

9. Golden State Warriors (NBA) $3.5bn

10. New York Giants (NFL) $3.3bn

10. Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB) $3.3bn

Selected others:

25. Manchester City (football) $2.69bn

32. Chelsea (football) $2.58bn

42. Arsenal (football) $2.27bn

45. Liverpool (football) $2.18bn

 

More info here:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2019/07/22/the-worlds-50-most-valuable-sports-teams-2019/

 

Any surprises?

Plenty of NFL teams in the 50 which is not in the least surprising. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

United have falled from 2nd to 6th apparently. Pretty amusing for a team whose entire business model is based on the brand over the football pitch. Now they're beginning to fail on both counts. Solskjaer will still lose his job before Woodward though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
30 minutes ago, Teso dos Bichos said:

Liverpool 45xD not surprised, Boston Red Sox come first. 

Hmm. 

21 hours ago, Teso dos Bichos said:

My god, the lcfC and liverscum lots are so fucking obsessed this days. 

giphy.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 24/07/2019 at 16:42, Teso dos Bichos said:

Liverpool 45xD not surprised, Boston Red Sox come first. 

If anything it shows how utd have underachieved with the resources they have

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If America wasn't so big, none of their shitty sports would have made it into the Top 10. 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Tommy said:

If America wasn't so big, none of their shitty sports would have made it into the Top 10. 

Valuation normally depends on profitability. Like a business. So it's really a measure of how much of a business the club is.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Harry said:

Valuation normally depends on profitability. Like a business. So it's really a measure of how much of a business the club is.

Please don't expose how dumb I am. 

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 24/07/2019 at 13:04, RandoEFC said:

United have falled from 2nd to 6th apparently. Pretty amusing for a team whose entire business model is based on the brand over the football pitch. Now they're beginning to fail on both counts. Solskjaer will still lose his job before Woodward though.

Yea it used to always be United and Real Madrid 1 and 2 in whatever order (in football) but Barca's recent success has seen them leapfrog us. It won't be long before other clubs overtake us too because onfield success plays a huge part in commercial value of the club. 
 

The best case scenario is that we start losing money quickly so the Glazers sell to some humans before too much damage is done. This could be sped up by fans boycotting games and merchandise, unsubscribing from MUTV and the club membership etc but sadly the vast majority of people are too selfish to put the good of the club before their own interests and that is why this never happens in football (it should have happened in Newcastle about a decade ago at least)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
29 minutes ago, Vegan Kel said:

Yea it used to always be United and Real Madrid 1 and 2 in whatever order (in football) but Barca's recent success has seen them leapfrog us. It won't be long before other clubs overtake us too because onfield success plays a huge part in commercial value of the club. 
 

You can probably take some solace in the position of the new York Knicks then. A huge brand but a phenomenally unspectacular basketball team.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Advertisement