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Forbes: World's Most Valuable Sports Teams 2021
 

 

The list:
1. Dallas Cowboys (NFL) • Value: $5.7 billion
2. New York Yankees (MLB) • Value: $5.25 billion
3. New York Knicks (NBA) • Value: $5 billion
4. Barcelona (Soccer • Value: $4.76 billion
5. Real Madrid (Soccer) • Value: $4.75 billion
6. Golden State Warriors (NBA) • Value: $4.7 billion
7. Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) • Value: $4.6 billion
8. New England Patriots (NFL) • Value: $4.4 billion
9. New York Giants (NFL) • Value: $4.3 billion
10. Bayern Munich (Soccer) • Value: $4.21 billion
11. Manchester United (Soccer) • Value: $4.2 billion
12. Liverpool (Soccer) • Value: $4.1 billion
13 (tie). Los Angeles Rams (NFL) • Value: $4 billion
13 (tie). Manchester City (Soccer) • Value: $4 billion
15. San Francisco 49ers (NFL) • Value: $3.8 billion
16. Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB) • Value: $3.57 billion
17. New York Jets (NFL) • Value: $3.55 billion
18. Chicago Bears (NFL) • Value: $3.53 billion
19. Washington Football Team (NFL) • Value: $3.5 billion
20. Boston Red Sox (MLB) • Value: $3.47 billion
21. Philadelphia Eagles (NFL) • Value: $3.4 billion
22. Chicago Cubs (MLB) • Value: $3.36 billion
23 (tie). Houston Texans (NFL) • Value: $3.3 billion
23 (tie). Chicago Bulls (NBA) • Value: $3.3 billion
25 (tie). Denver Broncos (NFL) • Value: $3.2 billion
25 (tie). Boston Celtics (NBA) • Value: $3.2 billion
25 (tie). Chelsea (Soccer) • Value: $3.2 billion
28. San Francisco Giants (MLB) • Value: $3.18 billion
29. Las Vegas Raiders (NFL) • Value: $3.1 billion
30. Seattle Seahawks (NFL) • Value: $3.08 billion
31. Green Bay Packers (NFL) • Value: $3.05 billion
32. Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) • Value: $3 billion
33. Baltimore Ravens (NFL) • Value: $2.98 billion
34. Minnesota Vikings (NFL) • Value: $2.95 billion
35. Miami Dolphins (NFL) • Value: $2.9 billion
36. Atlanta Falcons (NFL) • Value: $2.88 billion
37. Indianapolis Colts (NFL) • Value: $2.85 billion
38. Arsenal (Soccer) • Value: $2.8 billion
39. Los Angeles Clippers (NBA) • Value: $2.75 billion
40. Brooklyn Nets (NBA) • Value: $2.65 billion
41. Los Angeles Chargers (NFL) • Value: $2.6 billion
42. Carolina Panthers (NFL) • Value: $2.55 billion
43 (tie). Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) • Value: $2.5 billion
43 (tie). Houston Rockets (NBA) • Value: $2.5 billion
43 (tie). Paris Saint-Germain (Soccer) • Value: $2.5 billion
46. New Orleans Saints (NFL) • Value: $2.48 billion
47 (tie). Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL) • Value: $2.45 billion
47 (tie). New York Mets (MLB) • Value: $2.45 billion
47 (tie). Dallas Mavericks (NBA) • Value: $2.45 billion
50. Cleveland Browns (NFL) • Value: $2.35 billion
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 2 months ago '05        #2
Tha Boss  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x10
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2020 champs bi*ches
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 2 months ago '17        #3
CJ Schwarz  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3 OP
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the article:


Mike Ozanian Forbes Staff
SportsMoney

The pandemic has caused a world of chaos for the sports industry, but billionaire owners are thriving, with the average value of the world’s top teams jumping 9.9%, to $3.4 billion.
By most measures, the past year hasn’t been a good one for elite sports. Curtailed seasons. Canceled tournaments. And everything from Major League Baseball to global soccer played out in empty venues.

A Super Bowl hailed as “one for the ages” turned into a blowout, with TV viewership the lowest since 2007. Two months later, the NCAA’s March Madness tournament returned but without its four most powerful teams—and four of its biggest draws—its own ratings celebrated for avoiding the steep declines of other events.

Then, with news of the massive financial woes at FC Barcelona still fresh, the world’s most valuable soccer team and 11 other European clubs stunned the sports world by announcing a breakaway Super League that aimed to grab more revenue but fizzled within days as the owners’ rebellion succumbed to global ridicule. Now, as the industry struggles to rebound from the pandemic shutdowns of 2020, there is talk that the Tokyo Olympics are at risk of being canceled, a year after they were postponed.

None of these events, nor the pandemic itself, has done much to hurt the owners of the leading sports franchises.

The average value of the 50 most valuable sports teams has jumped 9.9% from last year, to $3.4 billion, up 55% from five years ago. The Dallas Cowboys once again claim the top spot with a valuation of $5.7 billion, followed by the New York Yankees at $5.25 billion. The NBA’s New York Knicks round out the top three at $5 billion. European soccer clubs Barcelona and Real Madrid, each with a valuation just above $4.7 billion, nudged the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors out of the top five.

It’s not just the games they play that are bringing those returns. The billionaire owners, who pay ever-larger sums for their trophy a*sets, have proved they are adept at finding ways to mine those trophies for value.

Take Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (net worth: $8.8 billion). He bought the franchise in 1989 for $150 million and has since added a number of big-ticket amenities, including a modern stadium stacked with luxury boxes, a new corporate headquarters and practice facility called The Star, a merchandising business and licensing arrangement with the NFL, and an equity stake in the stadium management company Legends, as well as investments in esports and a platform built to support youth sports. The team delivered operating profits of $425 million on revenue of $980 million in the 2019 season, record results for the franchise.

Those numbers look even better for the Steinbrenner family, which bought MLB’s New York Yankees for $8.8 million in 1973 and have since added Yankee Global Enterprises (which owns 20% of Major League Soccer’s New York City FC), become the largest equity holder in YES (the most-watched regional sports network in the country) and picked up a piece of Legends.

The 50 teams on this year’s list come from four sports—football (26), basketball (9), soccer (9) and baseball (6)—all of which are propelled by ever-escalating media rights deals, the single biggest factor to land in the top 50. The Premier League leads the soccer world with a domestic media rights deal worth $2.18 billion annually and is the best-represented soccer league on the ranking, with five teams. The NFL recently licensed a decade of TV rights for $10.3 billion a year starting in 2023, an 80% increase over the current deal. MLB will get an average of $1.84 billion a year from its national media deals beginning next season, a 19% increase, while the NBA will take in an average of $2.6 billion a year through 2024-25 on its current deal. The NHL, meanwhile, inked media deals that will pay it just $625 million a year beginning with the 2021-22 season and has no teams in the top 50. All of the U.S. leagues share that revenue equally among their franchises.

That kind of economic security was at the heart of the plans for the Super League, which had owners eliminating soccer’s tradition of making clubs compete every season for league placement, something U.S. leagues do not do. With that guarantee—and the media spoils that would flow from it—the 12 founding clubs of the Super League would have jumped in value by a collective $12.7 billion, according to Forbes’ analysis, and Barcelona would have knocked the Cowboys out of the No. 1 spot for the first time in six years.

Still, the beautiful game is holding its own. Three soccer clubs rank among the six teams that have more than doubled in value the past five years: Paris Saint-Germain (207%), Liverpool (165%) and Manchester City (108%). The other three—the Los Angeles Rams (176%), the Golden State Warriors (147%) and the Las Vegas Raiders (117%)—owe that appreciation to new stadiums. The biggest one-year change in value among the U.S. franchises—Forbes did not value soccer clubs in 2020—was shared by the New York Jets, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Seattle Seahawks, all of whom rose 11% from last year’s ranking.

The 50 teams on this year’s list come from four sports—football (26), basketball (9), soccer (9) and baseball (6)—all of which are propelled by ever-escalating media rights deals, the single biggest factor to land in the top 50. The Premier League leads the soccer world with a domestic media rights deal worth $2.18 billion annually and is the best-represented soccer league on the ranking, with five teams. The NFL recently licensed a decade of TV rights for $10.3 billion a year starting in 2023, an 80% increase over the current deal. MLB will get an average of $1.84 billion a year from its national media deals beginning next season, a 19% increase, while the NBA will take in an average of $2.6 billion a year through 2024-25 on its current deal. The NHL, meanwhile, inked media deals that will pay it just $625 million a year beginning with the 2021-22 season and has no teams in the top 50. All of the U.S. leagues share that revenue equally among their franchises.

That kind of economic security was at the heart of the plans for the Super League, which had owners eliminating soccer’s tradition of making clubs compete every season for league placement, something U.S. leagues do not do. With that guarantee—and the media spoils that would flow from it—the 12 founding clubs of the Super League would have jumped in value by a collective $12.7 billion, according to Forbes’ analysis, and Barcelona would have knocked the Cowboys out of the No. 1 spot for the first time in six years.

Still, the beautiful game is holding its own. Three soccer clubs rank among the six teams that have more than doubled in value the past five years: Paris Saint-Germain (207%), Liverpool (165%) and Manchester City (108%). The other three—the Los Angeles Rams (176%), the Golden State Warriors (147%) and the Las Vegas Raiders (117%)—owe that appreciation to new stadiums. The biggest one-year change in value among the U.S. franchises—Forbes did not value soccer clubs in 2020—was shared by the New York Jets, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Seattle Seahawks, all of whom rose 11% from last year’s ranking.

METHODOLOGY

Team values (equity plus net debt) are based on Forbes’ published valuations for each sport during the past six months, which were calculated using revenue and operating income adjusted for revenue sharing, and include the economics of each team’s arena deal but not the value of the real estate itself.

The information used to compile our valuations primarily came from the teams, sports bankers, media consultants and public documents, like arena lease agreements and bond documents.

 2 months ago '20        #4
The Shredder 
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Im having a hard time reading the small print. Can someone tell me what teams at #3 and what teams at #40? Thanks in advance
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 2 months ago '17        #5
CJ Schwarz  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3 OP
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 The Shredder said
Im having a hard time reading the small print. Can someone tell me what teams at #3 and what teams at #40? Thanks in advance
See what you did there
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 2 months ago '20        #6
The Shredder 
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 CJ Schwarz said
See what you did there
We're worth damn near twice as much as those short shelf life, perishable f*g**ts
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 2 months ago '17        #7
CJ Schwarz  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3 OP
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 The Shredder said
We're worth damn near twice as much as those short shelf life, perishable f*g**ts
That's with the Barclays included too
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 2 months ago '09        #8
BrooklynStiles  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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 The Shredder said
Im having a hard time reading the small print. Can someone tell me what teams at #3 and what teams at #40? Thanks in advance
You’re proud of this?

That’s the same as hoes being proud of their pimps. You hoes better keep gettin Dolan-the-pimp’s money
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 2 months ago '17        #9
dubsax 
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I think their explanation is a bit of BS claiming it doesnt take in account real estate.

No one buys the Knicks for 5 billion without 1 square block of prime NY real estate. If Dolan could sell the Knicks and keep MSG he would have done it yesterday

 2 months ago '17        #10
CJ Schwarz  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3 OP
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 dubsax said
I think their explanation is a bit of BS claiming it doesnt take in account real estate.

No one buys the Knicks for 5 billion without 1 square block of prime NY real estate. If Dolan could sell the Knicks and keep MSG he would have done it yesterday
It shows that you underestimate how large the Knicks fanbase is
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 2 months ago '08        #11
Imagin3 
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No one in New York cares about the nets at all
Like at all lol

If the teams switched players rn
No one would even know Brooklyn has a team lol
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 2 months ago '18        #12
Oldschoolchamp 
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Warriors franchise is all hype!!! When Curry goes so does the city


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 2 months ago '04        #13
d.c. supreme  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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tampa bay bucs ain't even make the list



browns even over them. eesh.

 2 months ago '16        #14
EastBay Mufasa 
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Hmmm i wonder what team is gonna make the finals
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 2 months ago '07        #15
HeckDaMonsta 
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I stopped listening to Forbes when the clippers got Sold for double what they said they were worth.
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 2 months ago '17        #16
PackerTrelli3  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x9
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Smh I can’t stand the Cowboys.... so many failures but they think their some kings

And the fans talk the most sh*t smh and it’d always about teams that are in a better position. And it’s nothing but excuses

Told my n*gga Aaron Jones had a better year than Zeke last season..... he called me a hater smh

 2 months ago '20        #17
Lebrown james 
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thats why James Dolan be having his goons kick people out all the time... sitting on 5 billion (7 billion if you catch a sucker)

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 2 months ago '18        #18
Wiggy wexler  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x14
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Texans

 2 months ago '17        #19
S PHX GOD 
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SB .330 #178 (-1)
the cowgirls can sm.. word to mother, b..
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 2 months ago '04        #20
Mista Mizatti 
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It’s amazing how much value championships/near championships bring to a team.

Here is the 2013 list.


The Warriors aren’t on it AT ALL (unless I’m over looking them). Then the next year, they’re in the top 10, and have been since.

It’s kinda crazy.
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 2 months ago '16        #21
Eastcoast 
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Few surprises:

-American sport teams has surpassed Euro teams in value.

-Cowboys is worth more than the Yankees. If the Yankees got a cut of all Yankee hat sales globally, the value would probably be double.
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 2 months ago '17        #22
CJ Schwarz  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3 OP
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 Lebrown james said
thats why James Dolan be having his goons kick people out all the time... sitting on 5 billion (7 billion if you catch a sucker)

Dolan only selling if the buyer buys everything Knicks Rangers and MSG and the studio across the street.
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 2 months ago '16        #23
kuul  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x11
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Thats cool jerry jones aint winning sh*t tho. Pandemic probably shifted the power a little and thats why this story comes out.

 2 months ago '17        #24
dubsax 
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 CJ Schwarz said
It shows that you underestimate how large the Knicks fanbase is
lakers, Niners and Dodgers
are my teams.



every fan base is less than.

I bet you see more lakers jerseys in NY than you see knicks jerseys in LA

 2 months ago '17        #25
dubsax 
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 CJ Schwarz said
Dolan only selling if the buyer buys everything Knicks Rangers and MSG and the studio across the street.
the opposite Dolan doesnt want to sell MSG.
He wants to stay a arena owner thats why he wont sell the forum to Balmer so the Clippers can move to inglewood.

Dolan just wants to be a concert/venue promoter
Check the MSG group holdings sports is just a by product of owning the properties



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